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Idyllic Aegean With LOUIS CRISTAL, Part Three

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Peter Knego wraps up a busy week aboard Louis Cruises LOUIS CRISTAL visiting less traveled Greek Islands on one of the ship’s new “Idyllic” itineraries. Part three features charming Kos, mystical Ios and spectacular Santorini. Louis Cruises Keep up to date with Peter Knego on Twitter by clicking here THE…

REGAL Reunion: Love Boat Stars to Christen REGAL PRINCESS

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As the Love Boat television series nears its fortieth anniversary, its cast will be reuniting for a gala event this November when Princess Cruises christens its newest, biggest ship, the 3,560-guest REGAL PRINCESS on November 5. All six Love Boat cast members – who played the roles of Captain Stubing,…

Still Swanning About After Sixty Years

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Swan Hellenic celebrates its diamond anniversary by Peter Newall Founded in 1954, Swan Hellenic celebrates its diamond anniversary this year. To commemorate the first post-war British cruise from Greece to the islands of the Aegean, the company is operating a fifteen day cruise from the 13th to the 27th of…

QUEEN VICTORIA For Early Refit

QUEEN VICTORIA For Early Refit

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Cunard Line announced today that QUEEN VICTORIA will enter the Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, in January 2015 for a multi-million dollar refit. QUEEN VICTORIA will see the addition of her first single staterooms, nine cabins will be constructed from part of the casino.  Carpets will be renewed throughout the ship, and large flat-screen…

Idyllic Aegean With LOUIS CRISTAL, Part Two

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Peter Knego continues a scenic and immersive week on board Louis Cruises LOUIS CRISTAL visiting the less traveled Greek Islands on one of the ship’s new “Idyllic” itineraries. Part two features visits to magical Milos, an excursion from the port of Lavrion to Sounion, an evening in Syros and some…

LUSITANIA Commemorative Cruise on QUEEN VICTORIA

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Cunard Line announced plans to offer a cruise departing May 3, 2015 commemorating the loss of the LUSITANIA 100 years earlier.   On May 7, 2015 it will be exactly 100 years since the Cunard flagship was torpedoed while en route from New York to Liverpool. The ship sank approximately…

Idyllic Aegean With LOUIS CRISTAL, Part One

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Peter Knego spends a week on board Louis Cruises LOUIS CRISTAL visiting the less traveled Greek Islands on one of the ship’s new “Idyllic” itineraries. Part one gives a quick overview of the ship and several ports, from Piraeus to Mykonos, Kusadasi and Samos. Louis Cruises Keep up to date…

Celestial Change For Louis? Updated

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UPDATED:  Louis Cruises will continue to manage and operate under its own name for its chartered ships (THOMSON SPIRIT, THOMSON MAJESTY and LOUIS AURA).  The Celestyal division will apply to its Piraeus and Lavrion-based ships, the LOUIS OLYMPIA and the LOUIS CRISTAL.  We are still waiting to find out if…

Princess and Fincantieri Reteam For Third “ROYAL” Class Ship

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Princess Cruises and Italian shipbuilding entity Fincantieri have announced today that they have agreed to a third ROYAL PRINCESS class vessel.  The new ship, due in 2017, promises to feature some new amenities that will distinguish it from the current ROYAL PRINCESS (delivered in 2013) and REGAL PRINCESS (delivered this…

COSTA CONCORDIA Underway On Her Final Voyage

COSTA CONCORDIA Underway On Her Final Voyage

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COSTA CONCORDIA UNDERWAY ON HER FINAL VOYAGE By Shawn J. Dake The final stages of the largest marine salvage project in history came a step closer to completion Wednesday, July 23, 2014, as the COSTA CONCORDIA began to move away from the island of Giglio on a one-way voyage to…

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