Small ships popular but proving difficult to get built

Shipyard problems have delayed Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first ship, the Evrima. The small-ship cruise sector is booming, but getting its ships built on time is proving to be a big challenge. Expedition and small luxury ships are among the hottest segments when it comes to passenger demand. But unlike the mega-liners churned out like clockworkContinue reading “Small ships popular but proving difficult to get built”

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Cruise and Maritime charters ‘classic ship’

By Phil Davies A 550-passenger ‘classic cruise ship’ is being chartered by Cruise and Maritime Voyages next year to replace Discovery after it is withdrawn from service. The vessel Azores, which was re-built in 1994 for $150 million, will operate year round sailings, with its first departure from Bristol Avonmouth on January 26 on aContinue reading “Cruise and Maritime charters ‘classic ship’”

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MSC Cruises pinning U.S. market hopes on Divina

MSC Cruises pinning U.S. market hopes on Divina By Tom Stieghorst MIAMI — Even though the MSC Divina made its debut in the Mediterranean 18 months ago, it will be met with fanfare when it arrives here this week. The Divina is both the largest vessel in MSC’s 12-ship fleet and the first devoted toContinue reading “MSC Cruises pinning U.S. market hopes on Divina”

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