Monthly Archives: September 2011

Berlitz Cruise Guide 2012: MS EUROPA Retains her Leading Position

MS EUROPA the only ship with 5-star-plus award MS BREMEN receives 4-star-plus award for the first time MS EUROPA, the flagship of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, is the only cruise ship in the world to be awarded the highest rating 5-stars- plus … Continue reading

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Compagnie du Ponant Announces Order of a New cruise Ship

The world’s only French cruise line and “Five-star Expedition” specialist COMPAGNIE DU PONANT is to build another “latest generation” yacht (132 staterooms and suites) at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona. Sistership to LE BORÉAL and L’AUSTRAL, complying with the … Continue reading

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Berlitz Announces SeaDream I & II As Top Boutique Ships

Berlitz 2012 Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships Announces Winners & Losers The eagerly awaited Guide exposes the best and worst scoring cruise ships using an internationally accepted rating system devised by the author, the most feared critic in … Continue reading

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Seven Seas Voyager Emerges from Drydock with Refurbished Suites and Public Areas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 700-guest Seven Seas Voyager emerged from dry dock yesterday with elegantly renovated suites and public areas, completing the third phase of the ultra-luxury line’s multi-phase, fleet-wide Seven Seas Signature initiative. As part of the ship’s makeover, … Continue reading

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Stage and Screen Legends Slated for Crystal’s 2012 Film & Theatre Cruise

With Crystal Cruises’ 2011 “Film & Theatre Festival” recently wrapping to rave reviews, the ultra-luxe cruise line announces a rousing program for 2012’s theme sailing.  Tippi Hedren, Kate Burton, members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, and “Edith … Continue reading

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Seabourn Announces Seabourn Quest’s 2013 World Cruise

The new SeabournQuest will embark on a 116-day World Cruise in 2013, visiting an array of exotic destinations in the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia and Southeast Asia, India, Arabia and the Mediterranean. The ship will depart Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on … Continue reading

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Silversea’s London Office to Handle Reservations for UK, Europe and Middle East Markets

Silversea Cruises today announced that its London office will once again handle reservation calls for the UK, Europe and Middle East markets. In 2003 the company folded that activity into the reservations department at its office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. … Continue reading

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MS EUROPA 2: Construction begins at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire

The first steel cut on September 5, 2011 marked the official beginning of the construction of the MS EUROPA 2, the new addition to the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fleet. Sebastian Ahrens, Managing Director of the cruise operator, officially gave the start … Continue reading

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises to Move Ships to Miami in 2012

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced today that beginning in fall 2012 it will join sister company, Oceania Cruises, at the Port of Miami. The line’s ultra-luxury ships presently sail out of Port Everglades. The combined brands will account for more … Continue reading

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