Five cruise ships, which were part of the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet are currently up for sale at auction, following the demise of the cruise line in July.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages was Britain’s largest independent cruise line and was foundered in 2010. The cruise line operated the Marco Polo, Magellan, Columbus, Astor, Vasco da Gama and Astoria.
The inaugural cruise programme for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new flagship Bolette has been unveiled, including a number of brand new itineraries and a series of UK cruises, with guests able to book from 07 September 2020.
Bolette’s maiden voyage will be a seven-night ‘Scotland & Northern Ireland’ cruise, setting sail from Southampton on 5th March 2021. This will be followed by two further UK cruises before Bolette sets sail for the warmer climates of the Azores and Madeira over the Easter break.
The 58,250 gross tonne Spirit of Adventure has arrived in Emden, Germany having successfully completed its conveyance of the Ems River from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg.
Spirit of Adventure is the second brand new cruise ship built at Meyer Werft shipyard for Saga Cruises, following the launch in Spirit of Discovery in 2019.
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Cunard Line and the shipyard Fincantieri celebrated the start of construction for the company’s 249th ship.
The yet-to-be-named Cunarder will be the second largest ship to fly the Cunard flag when she launches in 2022. The 113,000 gross tonne ship will accommodate 3,000 guests.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' flagship Balmoral made its maiden call at the East Anglian port of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in the United Kingdom as part of its 11-night Mystery Cruise.
The Mayor of the Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Councillor Michael Jeal was on hand wearing the town’s Chains of Office, with the Mayoress, his wife Paula, to greet guests, as they disembarked the ship for tours to Norwich and buses into town for nearby attractions.
MSC Cruises has announced that it will be lengthening MSC Magnifica and basing the newly enhanced ship in Southampton for summer 2021.
According to MSC Cruises announcement demonstrates the cruise line’s commitment to the UK cruise market.
Liverpool City Council has had its plans for a new landmark cruise terminal in the city approved.
The council and planning committee received the green light on 27 August 2019 for the new much-anticipated Liverpool Cruise Terminal.
The much loved 1995-built cruise ship Oriana has returned to her homeport of Southampton following her last ever cruise with P&O Cruises.
Oriana leaves the P&O Cruises fleet after 24 year of service. The 1,880-passenger ship is heading to China to be re-named and join another cruise line.
P&O Cruises has announced and confirmed that is will be cancelling a number of cruises to Dubai and the Arabian Gulf , as a result of tensions between Britain and Iran in the Straits of Hormuz.
As a result cruises on board Oceana have will be cancelled. Passengers booked on the affected cruise itineraries will be issued a full refund.
A huge 105 ton steel glass roof, making up part of the SkyDome on board P&O Cruises new flagship, IONA, has been lifted into place atop the ship.
The 5,200-passenger cruise ship is being constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, ahead of its launch and delivery to P&O Cruises in May 2020.