A new era of cruise tonnage replaces an old one

Celebrity Cruises’ Xpedition, which has the look of its time: More portholes than private balconies, for example. Photo Credit: Daniel Romagosa/Celebrity Cruises by Tom Stieghorst Back when I first started writing about cruises, in the mid-1980s, one of the things that really excited me about the job was the modern new cruise ships being built inContinue reading “A new era of cruise tonnage replaces an old one”

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UK Market Moves Toward All-Inclusive Cruises

The UK’s cruise market is going from strength-to-strength with bargain-hungry Brits boosting the all-inclusive package concept. Phil Evans, the founder and owner of Cruise Nation, said there is also a trend in the overall marketplace for long-haul products, which are “massively up over last year”.  Evans told Cruise Industry News: “Consumers want great value for money, andContinue reading “UK Market Moves Toward All-Inclusive Cruises”

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Shipyard De Hoop scoops Celebrity Cruises expedition ship contract

A rendering of Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Flora, which is being built by Shipyard De HoopCelebrity Cruises has struck a contract with Shipyard De Hoop for the design and construction of an expedition cruise ship. The 5,635 GT 100 passenger-capacity vessel, to be named Celebrity Flora will have a keel laying ceremony later this year and is dueContinue reading “Shipyard De Hoop scoops Celebrity Cruises expedition ship contract”

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