Fresh cell treatment for the Silver Cloud

October 03.10.2012rd, XNUMX - The readers of Condé Nast Traveler bought the ships of the Silversea cruises Named the world's best ships nine times in its segment. So that it stays that way in the future, the Silver Cloud go into dry dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo for the last three weeks of October this year to undergo a makeover.

Princess Cruises offers upgrade

02.10.2012 - Wherever you look, the shipping companies lure you with special offers. I like Princess Cruises do not stand back. The shipping company offers upgrades from the outside cabin to a balcony cabin for a number of European cruises. Interested parties who book an outside cabin in the “unrestricted view” category in the coming weeks will be upgraded to a balcony cabin, subject to availability.

From antiquity to the Orient

02.10.2012 - FTI Berlin, the small cruise ship of the Munich tourism group FTI travel, will shortly be traveling from antiquity to the Orient as part of a transfer trip. Starting from Venice, FTI Berlin will call at ports such as Dubrovnik, Itea, Rhodes or Aqaba. Highlights of the trip are the passage of the Corinth Canal and the Suez Canal. Based on Greek mythology, the route name is "Hermes".

Costa Concordia class action dismissed

02.10.2012/1.000/XNUMX - A class action lawsuit brought against nearly XNUMX Italian fishermen and tourism companies Carnival cruise line, Parent company of Costa Crociere SpA, tried before a court in Miami, has been dismissed by the competent judge. A procedure in the USA is not appropriate. The interests of the almost exclusively Italian plaintiffs belong before an Italian court.

Improved inclusive offer at Azamara

October 02.10.2012nd, XNUMX - Something is happening Azamara Club Cruises, the company belonging to the Royal Caribbean Group. Azamara defines itself as a cruise brand for discerning, experienced sailors. The Azamara Journey and the Azamara Quest are compact ships that can accommodate a maximum of 694 guests in 353 cabins and suites. The ambience on board the cruiser is praised as that of a boutique hotel.

A royal offer

27.09.2012/2013/XNUMX - Royal Caribbean and Qatar Airways have put together a nice package that suite guests will benefit from. Royal Caribbean International guests who book a suite for departures from Dubai with the Serenade of the Seas in spring XNUMX can fly free of charge with Qatar Airways to the desert metropolis.

Troubled end of the week for our ship observer

07.09.2012 - We wish our tireless ship observer on Kefalonia a quiet weekend. It turned out differently than expected. He drove an interesting ship that Costa Voyagerright in front of the lens of his camera. There is simply no peace and quiet on the island. We wholeheartedly wish the merchants, restaurant and bar owners that things will stay that way a little longer.

NCL livery of Norwegian Breakaway has been confirmed

06.09.2012 - In April 2013 the Norwegian Breakaway start their service year-round from New York, first to Bermuda and then to the Bahamas and Florida. Norwegian Cruise Line will serve us the news about this ship bit by bit. This time a particularly nice bite was served.

Queen Victoria off Kefalonia

04.09.2012 - Our ship report from Kefalonia informed us at the beginning of September that he believed the island season was coming to an end. He went on to say that the sidewalks would shortly be folded up, the pedestrian zone of Argostoli will be nailed up and the water in Argostoli Bay will be drained.

Compagnie du Ponant was sold

September 03.09.2012rd, XNUMX - As announced today, the luxury shipping company Compagnie du Ponant (CDP), which specializes in yacht and expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctic, has been sold to the international financial investor Bridgepoint. Details of the purchase price are not available.

The end of the season in Kefalonia is approaching

01.09.2012 - Our ship observer shared sad things about the island on the last day of summer Kefalonia With. This is what he said in his radio message from yesterday. “Argostoli's sidewalks will soon be folded up again. The pedestrian zone will be boarded up and the water in Argostoli Bay will be drained. The island winter is imminent ”.

European bonus weeks with Norwegian Cruise Line

30.08.2012/2013/14 - NCL lures you when you book a European or transatlantic cruise in the 500/XNUMX season with on-board credit of up to XNUMX euros per cabin. The credits can be used for spa treatments, dinners in the specialty restaurants, purchases in the on-board shops or for shore excursion programs.

PASSAT Cruises presents the second catalog

30.08.2012/2012/2014 - The friends of the MS Delphin now know where the journey is going from the end of XNUMX to XNUMX. The second catalog is hot off the press after business operations have resumed.

Princess Cruises is building an 18th ship

30.08.2012/2013/18 - In June XNUMX the Royal Princess will join the Princess fleet as the newest ship. And already an XNUMXth ship was laid down at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard. The baby's name: Shelf Princess.

EUROPA 2 is baptized in Hamburg

30.08.2012/2/2013 - The decision on the baptism location of the EUROPA 10 has been made. The new Hapag-Lloyd building will be christened on May XNUMXth in Hamburg on the occasion of the port's birthday in XNUMX. The baptism is to take place in front of the Blankenese district. It goes without saying that the event tickets for the baptism are strictly limited and are only given to hand-picked guests.

Hapag Lloyd - Do good and talk about it

August 27.08.2012, 2012 - Today we received a press release from the Charity Event Big Europe XNUMX at MS Europe reported. Usually we are not interested in charity events at all. This event should, however, be reported on.

Ships off Argostoli / Kefalonia

27.08.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - When a cruise ship enters the port of Argostoli Arriving or leaving on the Greek island of Kefalonia, it cannot escape the hawk eyes of our ship observer. He does not report on the ships that call in during the week. You bore him. However, if something extraordinary comes before the lens of the camera, he cannot be stopped.

TUI Cruises and the German Football League cooperate

24.08.2012/1/2 - On Mein Schiff XNUMX and Mein Schiff XNUMX, guests will be offered Bundesliga football in the future. Starting with today's opening game Borussia Dortmund against SV Werder Bremen, ship guests will in future be able to watch Bundesliga games. The Sky Bundesliga conference is offered on Saturday afternoon as well as the Friday evening game and the Sunday games.

Hamburg Cruise Days 2012

20.08.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - The third Hamburg Cruise Days are behind us. What did you bring the organizers? First of all, they brought a record attendance. According to the well-informed Hamburger Abendblatt, more than half a million people were likely to have moved to the port and the ships.

Compagnie du Ponant is opening summer departures 2013 for booking

15.08.2012/2012/XNUMX - As early as June XNUMX we read that the Compagnie du Ponant a sales partnership with airtours has been received. The destinations of the Adriatic coast, Arctic and Antarctic should be the focus of the catalog presentation.

AIDA relies on shore power supply in Hamburg

14.08.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - Crusaders get annoyed now and then when they are in port at the associated and often clearly visible ship emissions. The non-Crusaders do it anyway. Even in port, a cruise ship needs a lot of electricity to keep the on-board systems running.

Aruba gets a tram

13.08.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - Some time ago we reported in detail about Aruba, the "Isla Feliz". Now we read with amazement that the government of the 180 km² island will be in the capital until the end of 2012 Oranjestad build a tram. Aruba is the only country in the Caribbean region to implement such an innovation.

Celebrity Reflection successfully undocked

12.08.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - There is always a lot of routine in towing a ship with tugs out of the covered building dock at Meyer Werft in Papenburg.

MS Germany and no end

09.08.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - The never ending story of the MS Deutschland continues. As a company spokeswoman confirmed, the Deilmann shipping company is considering introducing a voluntary surcharge.

The Riviera calls at Argostoli

08.08.2012 - Our ship observer on Kefalonia was a little bored during the day, as only ships from Costa and MSC called at the port of Argostoli. He had the running in Riviera of Oceania Cruises Inc. overlooked in the early morning.

Celebrity Reflection starts to swim

07.08.2012 - Meyer Werft in Papenburg announces that on August 12th the Celebrity Reflection moves from building dock II to the works pier. On this Sunday, undocking should begin at 7:30am and end around 9:00am

Full Metal Cruise will be a success

August 07.08.2012th, 13 - On July 05th we reported about the Full Metal Cruise planned for May 12th to 2013th, XNUMX. The organizer TUI Cruises is now informing that further bands have been signed up for the event.

The Nieuw Amsterdam again in front of Kefalonia

05.08.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - Our observation post on the island of Kefalonia reports a new movement of the ship. Today it ran New Amsterdam of Holland America Line the island's capital, Argostoli. That is reason enough to take a closer look at the ship at this point.

NCL second quarter 2012 results

August 03.08.2012, XNUMX - The accounting season is in full swing in the USA. Also the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL Corporation Ltd.) submitted their figures. Good things can be heard and read.

Ship report from Kefalonia

August 03.08.2012rd, XNUMX - For several weeks it was quiet about our lookout on the island of Kefalonia. Now it is present again, our ship reporter. Despite the summer heat that weighs on the island, he insists on telling us about the ships of which he would like to see a short, concise report on this page.

What's new with the dream ship?

02.08.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - Tue MS Deutschland has managed to get a high media presence in the last few days. After rumored deliberations about flagging the ship out and the decision, which apparently came about as a result of public pressure, to continue sailing under the German flag despite considerable cost pressure and the given inefficiency, it did not take long before a new ship report was spread via the media.

MS Bremen on the move in the Arctic Ocean

August 02.08.2012nd, XNUMX - That's interesting news. The MS Bremen, the 4-star plus expedition ship from Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten, is allowed to set course for Franz-Josef Land for the first time on her current voyage. As the first expedition ship not sailing under the Russian flag, the Bremen combines the destinations of Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Ocean.

COLUMBUS 2 leads ship parade

July 31.07.2012, 2 - The COLUMBUS 18.08.2012, the Hapag Lloyd Kreuzfahrten fleet entry, will take part in the Hamburg Cruise Days for the first time on August 7, 00. She arrives at the port of Hamburg on Saturday. She is expected at the Grasbrook cruise terminal until around XNUMX:XNUMXam

MS Germany remains "German"

31.07.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - Emotions beat economic arguments. There is no other explanation for the hype surrounding the planned flagging out of the MS Deutschland. We want to take a quick look at what happened:

Zoff about the dream ship

27.07.2012/26.07.2012/23 - knew to report on 43/XNUMX/XNUMX at XNUMX:XNUMX pm, “Captain chased by the dream ship”. The master was meant MS Deutschland, Captain Andreas Jungblut. According to BILD information, the master had to leave the ship, which is currently on the Thames in London and is under the command of the second master, on the personal instructions of the owner.

Royal visit to Kiel

July 25.07.2012th, 9 - The Port of Kiel can feel ennobled. At the end of a XNUMX-day trip to the Baltic Sea metropolises, Cunards ran yesterday Queen Elizabeth the port of Kiel for the first time. Harbor tugs received the 90.900-meter ship, measured at 294 tons, with water fountains. Previously, sport and excursion boats had received the ship built in 2010 when it entered the fjord and guided it to the berth. Many onlookers watched the approach maneuver on the banks of the fjord.

ADAC study on safety on cruise ships

25.07.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - Up to now, we always believed that special ship classification companies such as Germanischer Lloyd, Det Norske Veritas or Bureau Veritas would support the construction and inspection of moving ships with their expert knowledge. But now we know better. In addition to motorway service stations and car ferries in the Mediterranean, the ADAC has recently also assessed the safety on cruise ships. In a "sample" carried out in the Mediterranean for safety on ten cruise ships, the independent ADAC auditors found the following.

Venice changes access routes for cruise liners

19.07.20102/06.06.2012/XNUMX - We reported for the first time on XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX that cruise ships in Venice are perceived as both a blessing and a curse. So now it is time. Cruise ships will no longer be allowed to pass St. Mark's Square in the future.

MSC lets fire from all cylinders in Hamburg

17.07.2012/2008/2010 - After XNUMX and XNUMX, the Hamburg Cruise Days organized. The port city celebrates the meeting of the cruise liners in Hamburg with Hanseatic understatement.

Mein Schiff 1 - There's something on your ears

July 13.07.2012, XNUMX - There have already been cruises with classical music and a large symphony orchestra. The Rockliner already existed. TUI Cruises is now offering guests from Mein Schiff 1 a full metal cruise. It is advertised as “Europe's largest metal festival at sea”.

Another river boat burned on the Rhine

13.07.2012/3/00 - Around XNUMX:XNUMXam there was a fire alarm on the in front of Duisburg MS Regina Rheni. The agencies report that more than 100 mostly elderly passengers and 40 crew members had to leave the ship near Düsseldorf.

Careers at AIDA

12.07.2012/2012/27.08.2012 - AIDA Cruises announces three dates for the XNUMX Career Days. On August XNUMX, XNUMX, the Aida Luna invited. On 23.08/18.09.2012 and XNUMX events take place on the AIDAsol or AIDAblu in Rostock-Warnemünde.

Norwegian Breakaway - The entertainment program is on

09.07.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - At the moment, Meyer Werft in Papenburg is probably busy building the Norwegian Breakaway crafted. The ship will celebrate its premiere in April 2013. A premiere has also been announced in the entertainment sector. Norwegian Cruise Line brings the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" on board its newest fleet member.

Homosexuals undesirable in Casablanca

July 01.07.2012, XNUMX - RSVP Vacations, an operator of cruises for homosexuals, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, had apparently had a different idea. With the New Amsterdam of Holland America Line 1.600 gays and lesbians are currently cruising. A visit was planned to Casablanca / Morocco. The program included a visit to the "Hassan II" mosque and some markets.

Seabourn Odyssey calls at Argostoli

27.06.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - Seabourn Odyssey calls at Argostoli

Today, on Wednesday, the usual suspects, Costa, MSC and P & O have shaken hands in the port of the friendly city on Kefalonia. At around 8:15 am the rendezvous of the “bread and butter ships” was held by the Seabourn Odyssey upgraded

Cruise programs 2013 and 2014

23.06.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - It's time. The organizers present their programs for the next cruise year. Made the beginning MSC. On June 17, the reference to the online program for 2012/2013 landed in the inbox. The black card of the MSC Club was heavily advertised in this context.

Current ship report from Kefalonia

22.06.2012 What's new to hear from Kefalonia? For the past few days, our lookout has been quite silent. There were ships from Costa and MSC. The usual “suspects”, those in regular turns Argostoli haunt Kefalonia. That wasn't worth reporting to him.

My ship 1 “enchants” its guests

June 21.06.2012, 21.10 - TUI Cruises is planning far ahead. The society informs today that in the next year the well-known illusionists Jan Becker and Jan Rouven in the time from 31.10.2013. until October XNUMX, XNUMX the guests of Mein Schiff 1 be enchanted. The performances will be moderated by the Berlin illusionist Christian de la Motte.

FTI Berlin - Changed winter route

19.06.2012/2012/2013 - FTI is forced to change the planned winter route XNUMX/XNUMX. It was originally intended that FTI Berlin cruising in the Indian Ocean. Due to the changed Indian visa conditions (complicated application process and high visa costs), it was decided to allow the ship to operate on one-week voyages in the Red Sea from November 2012 to March 2013.

Use of Wi-Fi-enabled devices on board AIDA ships

18.06.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - By the way, AIDA informed that guests with smartphones, tablets and laptops can now benefit from a new service on board the AIDA fleet. From now on there is an offer to use the newly created free of charge in all public areas of the ships MyAIDA online portal to use.

River cruise ship burned off Krefeld

17.06.2012/15.06.2012/XNUMX - On Friday, XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX, we saw her in the port of Amsterdam. Today I heard that the French shipping company CroisiEurope belonging MS Gerard Schmitter on the Rhine on the Steiger Krefeld caught fire. The 154 passengers and 34 crew members were able to leave the ship. The travelers were brought to safety and looked after, but were later allowed to go back on board.

New ship reports from Kefalonia

14.06.2012/13.06.2012/5.000 - Yesterday on 6.000/XNUMX/XNUMX, an estimated XNUMX to XNUMX cruise passengers invaded Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, and made the tills of shops and taverns ring.

Cruise ships in front of Kefalonia

12.06.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - There are days when we envy our friend Ingo utterly. He and his wife have chosen the Greek island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea as their retirement home, bought a large piece of land and built a decent house on it. The house is at a good distance from the second most important place on the island, Lixouri.

NCL buys Norwegian Sky

12.06.2012 - Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that the US shipping company has signed a purchase agreement for the Norwegian Sky with Ample Avenue, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong Ltd. Genting Hong Kong Ltd. currently holds 100 percent of the shipping company. The previously chartered Norwegian Sky will in future not only sail under the flag, but also be owned by NCL on 50 and 3-night cruises from Miami to the Bahamas all year round.

Will MS Germany be reflagged?

08.06.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - The always well informed Bild-Zeitung reports on an upcoming flag change at the MS Deutschland. It is said that MS Germany will be flagged out to Malta. The crew members and regular guests are outraged about this. The flag change is likely to take place in July.

TUI Cruises invites you to a wine and gourmet trip on Mein Schiff 1

07.06.2012 - About the kitchen services on board the Mein Schiff 1 no one should complain. From September 21st to October 01st, Mein Schiff 1 will continue to upgrade its culinary delights. On the 11 day route "Mediterranean with Barcelona" cook the star chefs Ernst August Gehrke (1 Michelin star and 16 Gault Millau points from La Forge in Bad Nenndorf) and Anton Schmaus (1 Michelin star and 15 Gault Millau points from the Historisches Eck, Regensburg) on ​​special evenings for ship guests.

NCL expands service on Great Stirrup Cay

06.06.2012 - Norwegian Cruise Line informs that crusaders are now on the 100 hectare private island Great Stirrup Cay 10 "private" cabanas with VIP service are offered.

Crystal Symphony in the repair dock

06.06.2012 - From the Hamburg Landungsbrücken you can see them well at the moment CrystalSymphony. It is in the repair dock of to freshen up Blohm + Voss. Between 01.06. According to the shipyard, the 15.06.2012 m long ship will receive a cleaning and repainting of the underwater hull as well as an overhaul of the propellers and the bow thruster on June 238, XNUMX.

Venice - mood against cruise ships

06.06.2012 - ARD reported about it. Tourism is for Venice Curse and blessing at the same time. The approximately 270.000 inhabitants of the Adriatic city suffer not only from the enormous population density of 653 inhabitants per km², but also from the thousands of tourists who visit the city every day. 

MS Delphin in front of Venice
© Passat Cruises

Jointly responsible for this glut of tourists are u. a. the mighty cruise ships that get on the nerves of the Venetians because of the pollution they cause.

7-day sale at NCL

06.06.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - From a press release from the shipping company we infer that Norwegian Cruise Line Action days will take place from June 12 to 18, 2012. Depending on the duration and the cabin category, savings of up to 400,00 euros per cabin can be achieved.

Football EM “fed up” on board the AIDA ships

06.06.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - Football fans can breathe a sigh of relief. AIDA Cruises announces that the most important EM games will be broadcast on board the AIDA ships. The games are shown live on the large screens on the pool deck and in the theatrium or theater.

Football fever on AIDA ships
Photo: AIDA Cruises

In the breweries on board of AIDAblu, AIDAsol and AIDAmar there will be a special EM program. Nobody misses anything.

AIDA introduces MALS technology

06.06.2012 - Technically interesting can be heard from Rostock. AIDA Cruises announces that the new buildings planned for 2015 and 2016 will set new standards in terms of environmental friendliness. The new ships commissioned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will be the world's first cruise ships to be equipped with the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS).

MSC Magnifica takes off from Kiel for the first time

01.06.2012 - The Kiel seaport informs that the MSC Magnifica on 03.06.2012 for the first time in Kiel, her base port for this year's summer season. According to tradition, the captain of the ship is given the first call plaque.

Norwegian pilots strike

01.06.2012 - A spokeswoman for the official Norwegian travel portal VisitNorway commented on the Norwegian pilots' strike. While the capital Oslo was mainly affected by the strike in the previous days, Bergen and the Geirangerfjord are now also affected.


Just in time for the start of the high season, several cruise ships had to take other routes. For the coming week alone, 20 ship calls are expected. According to the media, two AIDA ships were also affected by the strike. In one case, the route was changed.

The ships of Hurtigruten drive according to plan because there is no obligation to have a pilot.


News from the MS EUROPA 2

31.05.2012 - MS EUROPE 2 will not set sail until May 2013.

MS Europa 2
Photo: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten

Hapag Lloyd cruises but allows a first look at the gastronomic concept today.

MSC Divina christened

May 30.05.2012th, 26.05.2012 - It is strange, a long time before the christening of the newest ship of MSC Crociere SA the interested party could not look at the website without being informed about the upcoming event. Then on May XNUMXth, XNUMX the time had come. The ship was christened in the presence of everyone important enough to attend such a moment.

FTI Berlin successfully ends the premiere cruise

May 28.05.2012, XNUMX - On behalf of the FTI Group, the FTI Berlin on May 21.05.2012st, 350 with around 7 passengers on board for her first trip. It started in Genoa. Via the intermediate stations Naples, Messina, Malta, Saranda / Albania and Dubrovnik, it went to the end of the line in Venice in XNUMX days. From there, FTI Berlin will start to Greece and the Black Sea in the future.

FTI Berlin © FTI Cruises

Hapag Lloyd Kreuzfahrten - Sebastian Ahrens leaves the company

May 27.05.2012, 17.04.2012 - On April 2, XNUMX he was seen at the christening of Columbus XNUMX.
Photo: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten

Hapag has now announced to Lloyd Kreuzfahrten that the management spokesman, Mr Sebastian Ahrens, will be leaving the company at the end of the year for personal reasons.

Mr. Ahrens had been at the top of the company since January 2003 and was responsible for the areas of product management, sales, tourism, marketing and PR. The former partner of McKinsey was previously responsible for the strategic repositioning of the company as a consultant.

Hapag Lloyd Kreuzfahrten was spun off from the Hapag-Lloyd Group in 2008 and has been a 100 percent subsidiary of TUI AG since then. The shipping company's flagship is the one that entered service in 1999 MS Europe, which is considered the best cruise ship in the world. The Berlitz Cruise Guide has listed the MS Europa several times in the 5-star plus category.

Silversea Cruises with a German website

May 26.05.2012th, XNUMX - Anyone who has checked online about the offers and services of Silversea cruises wanted to get information, had to be content with an English-language website. A press release from the shipping company tells us that a website in German has recently become available. With this measure, the Monaco-based company is responding to the great importance of the German-speaking markets.

MSC Divina is christened today

May 26.05.2012th, XNUMX - The proven godmother Sophia Loren will christen the twelfth ship of the MSC fleet today in the presence of the actor Gerard Depardieus and the Italian singer Paolo Conte. With the measured with 139.400 tons MSC Divina (the divine) are reinterpreted "glamor and splendor of the golden age of sea voyages".

Celebrity Cruises declares the renovation of the Millennium Class complete

May 25.05.2012, XNUMX - As the last of the four Millennium class ships, the Celebrity Millennium leave the dry dock after three weeks of renovation work. The ship has adopted numerous facilities from the more modern Solstice class.

Norovirus on the Boudicca

22.05.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX - British media tell us that on board the cruise ship Boudicca of Fred Olsen Cruises Lines During a 13-day cruise from Greenock / Scotland to the Canary Islands, Portugal and back, 170 out of 828 passengers contracted a form of norovirus. Before the ship reached Lanzarote as the first destination, the first cases of illness occurred. As a result, the buffet restaurant, jacuzzis and saunas were closed.

AIDAmar is christened in Hamburg with more than 100.000 spectators

May 13.05.2012, 100.000 - In front of more than XNUMX spectators, the AIDAmar, the newest cruise ship in the AIDA fleet, christened in front of the fish auction hall in Hamburg. In the presence of her sister ships, the Aida Lunaadding AIDAblu and the AIDAsol the baptism took place around 22:45pm

Norwegian Breakaway laid down

11.05.2012/73/XNUMX - NCL informs that the first of XNUMX blocks of the Norwegian Breakaway was lifted into the building deck of the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg. A more efficient construction process makes it possible to complete the ship, measured at 144.017 GT, in less than 12 months.

Costa Fascinosa - Costa's new flagship

May 08.05.2012th, XNUMX - New addition to the family at Costa. The Costa Favolosa got a sister. On May 05th, 2012 the Costa Fascinosa, the new flagship of Costa Crociere SpA, officially handed over to Costa by the Fincantieri shipyard. The new building is measured at 114.500 tons. A total of 3.800 guests can be accommodated on board the “enchanting” cruise ship. The Costa Crociere, which belongs to Carnival Corporation & plc, had to dig deep into its pockets to build the ship. The total investment amounts to 510 million euros.

NCL Norwegian Cruise Line improves results in Q1 2012

06.05.2012/31.03.2012/3,3 - NCL announced its financial results for the quarter ended 2,8/2,582/23,8 this week. The company operated properly. The number of passengers increased by 46,4 percent in the reporting period. The number of passenger cruise days rose by XNUMX percent to XNUMX million days. Due to the improved sales development and income from the continued optimization of business processes, the operating result rose by a remarkable XNUMX percent to US $ XNUMX million.

Price advantages for singles on board the MS Delphin

04.05.2012/20/XNUMX - Passat Cruises attracts singles and single travelers with reduced cabin prices. Those who set sail unaccompanied can book one of the comfortable two-bed cabins in categories A to E with a surcharge of XNUMX percent. The managing director of Passat Kreuzfahrten, Mr. Andreas Hey, sees the low passenger surcharge as a significant advantage compared to other providers.

Rockliner mutates into a hit steamer

04.05.2012 - Mein Schiff 2 started a hit trip with Helene Fischer on May 3, 2012 from Hamburg. During the mini cruise, which ends on May 7, 2012 in Kiel, the interpreter, supported by her band, will give two concerts. Other guest stars on board the ship are Ireen Sheer and Michael Holm as well as the Schlager cover band Boerney & the Tri Tops.

MEYER WERFT delivers AIDAmar

May 03.05.2012rd, 71.300 - Today the XNUMX GT cruise ship AIDAmar was delivered in Emden by MEYER WERFT from Papenburg to the shipping company AIDA Cruises (Rostock).

Norwegian Breakaway news


The US shipping company Norwegian Cruise Line gives details regarding the design of the outer decks of the new Norwegian Breakaway. NCL President and CEO Kevin Sheehan stated that Norwegian Breakaway will be fun and thrill for the whole family on its outside decks. Guests should expect an incomparable cruise experience.

AIDA appoints Chief Sustainability Officer


Monika Griefahn, graduate sociologist, former board member of Greenpeace International, environment minister in Lower Saxony (from 1990 to 1998) and Member of the Bundestag until 2009, will in future bundle the issues of environment and social responsibility at AIDA Cruises.

AIDA Cruises on course for growth


The number of passengers of the Rostock shipping company increased again in 2011. A total of 584.000 guests took a cruise on one of the currently 8 AIDA ships. This corresponds to an increase of 13,8 percent compared to the previous year. So it is from the headquarters of the shipping company.

Change of power at Costa Crociere and AIDA Cruises


The Carnival Corp. & PLC, Miami, and its office Costa Cruises, Genoa, announce that long-time Costa CEO Pier Luigi Foschi will resign from office on June 30.06.2012, XNUMX for reasons of age. His successor is Mr. Michael Thamm, currently head of AIDA Cruises, Rostock. In the future, he will be responsible for the operational business of the entire Costa Group, i.e. Costa Crociere, Aida Cruises and Ibero Cruceros. In addition, he will serve on Costa’s Board of Directors.

Azamara Quest resumes service


As announced, the Azamara Quest resume regular service today after the fire damage in the engine room off Borneo. After repair work in Singapore, the ship was successfully hauled to Mumbai (Bombay). The current 14 day tour leads from Mumbai through the Red Sea to Porto Sokhna, Egypt.

Everything is fine again. We'll talk about that Azamara Quest Hopefully only report in connection with particularly attractive cruises in the future.

MSC Divina - This is how the Aurea Spa works

23.04.2012 - The MSC Aurea Spa on board the MSC Divina, the newest ship from MSC Cruises, will be an oriental paradise with a wonderful sea view. Here the scent of essential oils and soft candlelight in exotic modern decor made of natural stone, wood and mosaics accompany the guests on their personal journey to health, wellness and beauty.

A mini-fleet coming together - Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 in the port of Palma


Most recently we reported that Mein Schiff 1 had to undergo a fitness regimen and a lift in France. Apparently the measures taken went according to plan. As previously announced, the “fleet meeting” of the two TUI ships took place on April 22.04.2012nd, XNUMX Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 in the port of Palma de Mallorca. What is much sooner possible with AIDA Cruises due to the number of ships turned into a memorable event with TUI Cruises.

AIDAmar is arriving in Hamburg today for the final docking

23.04.2012/17/XNUMX - The new cruise ship "AIDAmar" is arriving in Hamburg this evening. It will be subjected to a final inspection in Dock Elbe XNUMX.

AIDAsol opens the cruise season in Warnemünde

23.04.2012/5/40 - This morning, at 2.000:4am, AIDAsol docked at the Warnemünde Cruise Center as the first cruise ship of the season. Coming from Copenhagen, the ship ends a XNUMX-day short voyage with more than XNUMX guests on board.


PONANT YACHTKREUZHRTEN reveals the secret of the name of the new ship. The LE SOLÉAL, sister ship of the LE BORÉAL (2010) and L'AUSTRAL (2011), will join the fleet in 2013. The third new building within three years also has a sophisticated design, the ambience of a private yacht and 5-star comfort.

MSC Divina finished its test drives with success


The MSC Divina returned to Saint-Nazaire with success after her test drives off the coast of Brittany. During the 3-day test drives, the new building was subjected to more than 60 tests. The investigations included a. the areas of speed, vibrations and noise. Further tests are pending until the flag ceremony on May 19.05.2012th, XNUMX in Saint-Nazaire.

News from Norwegian Getaway


The Miami / Florida based Norwegian Cruise Line announces that a decision has been taken to end the Norwegian Getaway in Miami to station. That for Breakaway class scoring ship will set out on weekly cruises from Miami.

Christening of the COLUMBUS 2 in front of Palma de Mallorca

  • The christening took place on April 17th in Palma de Mallorca
  • Godmother Carmen Riu Güell
  • Maiden voyage from Palma de Mallorca to Valletta

EM 2012 - Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises secure the broadcasting rights

Football fans can now book their cruise for the summer with complete peace of mind. You will not miss a goal, foul play or exciting penalty shoot-out when you are with Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises during the European Championship (UEFA EURO 2012) (the games will be broadcast from the quarter-finals) are on their way. Both cruise brands have secured the broadcasting rights, so that the games can be seen from June 8 to July 1, 2012 on board the ships that sail in this region.

Mein Schiff 1 in dry dock

In the period from April 14.04th until April 21.04.2012, XNUMX is undergoing Mein Schiff 1 a week-long cure. The machines and the technology are put through their paces and regularly serviced and the underwater paintwork of the ship is repaired.

First exit of the AIDAmar successfully completed


The team at Meyer Werft in Papenburg can breathe a sigh of relief. AIDA Cruises reports today about the first trip of the AIDAmar. The new ship has successfully completed its first cruise on the Ems. After the 12-hour Emspassage, the cruise ship moored on Friday, April 13, 2012 at around 6:30am at the Emskai in Emden.

AIDA Night of the Proms 2012

Rostock, April 12, 2012 Aida announcement

Mick Hucknell and Anastacia rock the AIDA Night of the Proms 2012

In November 2012 the AIDA Night of the Proms will go on a big tour across Germany again. On board: the top stars Simply Red founders Mick Hucknall and Anastacia. They form the top-class line-up of this pop-classical event, which is unique in Europe.

MS COLUMBUS 2 ready for christening

Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten announced on April 12th, 04.2012 that the MS COLUMBUS 2 was ready for the christening after her stay in the shipyard.

  • Ship from now on in the colors of Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten
  • New: kids and teens club
  • New: Martinis Club with dance floor

Ems overpass of the AIDAmar

Papenburg, April 11, 2012 - The new club ship AIDAmar will be launched on Thursday evening 12.04.2012, Left Papenburg and transferred to Emden. The planned arrival in Emden is Friday morning. The ship will then start a short stopping trip in the North Sea. After returning to Emden and taking over provisions and fuel, she will set out for Norway after a short layover for the actual sea trials. After completion of the sea trials, the AIDAmar will anchor again at the Omya quay in Emden.

News from the Azamara Quest


Over the Easter days, the Azamara Quest has been a little forgotten. Reason enough to ask how things are currently with the ship.

MS COLUMBUS 2 taken over

April 10.04.2012, 9 Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten announced today that the shipping company will be presenting the “Insignia” of the shipping company on Monday, April XNUMXth Oceania Cruises when COLUMBUS 2 was added to its own fleet. Immediately takes over Captain Jörn Gottschalk the steering. The handover took place during a total of seven days in the shipyard in Barcelona.

AIDA Cruises: New jobs at sea

Cruise company organizes exclusive career days on board the AIDA fleet

Anyone interested in a job at Germany's market leader for cruises should apply for the AIDA Career Days 2012. These will take place on May 15, June 14, August 23 and September 18 on board AIDAsol and AIDAblu in Rostock-Warnemünde.

Heligoland opens the cruise season

Heligoland has also become attractive for cruise lines: So far, the offshore island has only been called occasionally, this year the luxury liners are expected to anchor there regularly. Large passenger ships can be seen off Heligoland 20 times, with up to 2.000 guests on board.

MS Delphin set sail again

Frankfurt, April 3, 2012. Today the MS Delphin hoisted anchor: After the traditional ship had been out of service for over a year, it was time to “cast off” in Venice at 16 pm for the first cruise through the Mediterranean:

MSC Lirica starts departures from Hamburg

Since Monday, April 02.04.2012nd, XNUMX the MSC Lirica has started its trips from Hamburg to the most beautiful destinations in Northern Europe. On this occasion, when the cruise ship arrived in Hamburg, the handover of the badge took place between port captain Jörg Pollmann and ship captain Corrado Iaconis, at which Hamburg Senator Frank Horch and Pierfrancesco Vago, CEO of MSC Cruises, were present as guests of honor. The managing director of MSC Germany, Michael Zengerle, was among many other guests of honor on board the MSC Lirica at the ceremony.

Christening ceremony of COLUMBUS 2 on April 17th in front of Palma de Mallorca

Baptism ceremony under the sign of the four elements

  • Modern artistry and light show
  • Godmother Carmen Riu Güell
  • Baptism on April 17th in Palma de Mallorca

AIDAmar sees the light of day

Today at 7:30am AIDAmar moved slowly through the gate of Werftdock I in the Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The new building was dragged out of the hall meter by meter. The first rays of sunshine of the day kissed AIDAmar's red mouth awake.

Azamara Quest disabled after fire in engine room


Azamara Cruises informed that on 30.03.2012 at 20:19 hrs ship time on board the Azamara Quest a fire broke out. The fire was limited to the engine room and could be extinguished after a short time. There were no injuries to the passengers.

AIDAcara opens cruise season in Kiel

Back from South America, AIDAcara opens the cruise season in Kiel on March 31, 2012. The ship will moor at the Ostseekai cruise terminal at 8:00am and then say goodbye to its first Northern Europe tour around 17:00pm with daylight fireworks.

MS Delphin will start its first cruise in 5 days

MS Delphin arrived in Venice at the end of the shipyard period

Frankfurt, March 29, 2012. The three-month work on the Delphin, which has been in the Viktor Lenac shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia since December 09, 2011, has now been completed: Today the cruise ship, steeped in tradition, moored in Venice. There the MS Delphin will set sail again next Tuesday, i.e. on April 3, 2012, for the opening voyage under the direction of PASSAT Kreuzfahrten and then call at numerous destinations between Svalbard, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean and Antarctica all year round.

Kiel starts the 2012 cruise season with fireworks

Kiel starts this year's cruise season with fireworks
“AIDAcara” first guest of a long season at the Ostseekai

(Kiel, March 29th, 2012) On Saturday, March 31st, Kiel starts this year's cruise season. The first guest on the fjord is the “AIDAcara”, which - accompanied by fireworks - will leave the Ostseekai at around 17.00:XNUMXpm and set course for the Norwegian fjords. Dr. Dirk Claus, Managing Director of SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG: “We are well prepared and are looking forward to a season that will again be longer than
last year. Cruise ships will soon even be sailing in Northern Europe all year round. "

Efficient ship propellers for AIDAmar

Five blades and 5,2 meters in diameter - one propeller alone weighs 12.800 kilograms. Yesterday the last work on the two brass propellers of the newest club ship AIDAmar was finished in the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg.

Cunard's queens congratulate the queen

Hamburg, March 29, 2012 - The traditional British shipping company Cunard Line is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the throne of the Queen of England on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 with a three-way call by their queens in Southampton. In honor of Elizabeth II, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will moor in the long-standing home port.

AIDAmar undocking

AIDAmar leaves construction dock I.

Papenburg, March 28.03.2012, XNUMX - Early on Sunday morning, April 1st, AIDAmar, a new club ship for AIDA Cruises, will leave construction dock I of MEYER WERFT.

Norwegian presents the largest children's and youth area in the fleet on the new Norwegian Breakaway


We hear new things from Norwegian Cruise Line. The new Building Norwegian Breakaway will be equipped with the largest children's and youth area in the fleet to date.
A press release today said the following.

New names announced for fleet-wide redesigned care program: "Splash Academy" and "Entourage"

AIDAmar complements the AIDA fleet


The AIDA press releases provide the following:

This has never happened before: three ships from the Kussmund fleet accompany the new family member to the christening on the Elbe. The new AIDAmar will be replaced by its sister ships during the 823rd port birthday on May 12, 2012 AIDAblu, Aida Luna and AIDAsol.

AIDA Cruises sponsors the Hamburg port birthday


The Rostock cruise company and the Hamburg Authority for Economy, Transport and Innovation announced on March 24.03.2012th, XNUMX that AIDA Cruises becomes the new main sponsor for the Port Birthday Hamburg. From May 11th to 13th, 2012 the Hanseatic city will celebrate its 823rd port birthday. More than 1,5 million visitors are expected for this mass event. The port birthday is considered the largest maritime festival in the world.

TUI Cruises supports Hamburg's e-power barge project

23.02.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX TUI Cruises has signed a letter of intent together with Eckelmann AG from Hamburg to cooperate more closely in the development of the so-called e-power barge. TUI Cruises offers its technical know-how in order to incorporate the special requirements of cruise ships into the development.

Norwegian Cruise Line presents new TV channel - SPORT 24

“Norwegians love sport”: All the important ones Sports events 2012 on the Experience Norwegian Cruise Line's European routes

  • Go on a cruise with three friends for Euro 2012 and watch UEFA Euro 2012 on board

Wiesbaden / Frankfurt, March 2012: The year 2012 promises exciting sports broadcasts and so sports fans on the high seas will not miss any of the highlights, Norwegian Cruise Line is presenting a new TV channel - SPORT 24 - on board its European fleet.

Cruising responsibly

21.03.2012/21/2012. On March 100, XNUMX, the leading German cruise company AIDA Cruises is holding its first parliamentary evening in Berlin. In the representation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg at the federal government, over XNUMX representatives from politics, business and the media are expected to discuss under the title “Responsibility for people and nature” about an environmentally and resource-friendly and safe future of German cruise lines. Wolfgang Schmidt, authorized representative of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg for the federal government, the European Union and for foreign affairs will welcome the guests.

PASSAT Kreuzfahrten invites you to take a tour of the ships in Kiel and Bremerhaven

19.03.2012 PASSAT Kreuzfahrten GmbH, the German operator founded in December 2011 that sells the cruise ship MS Delphin, invites you to take a tour of the ships in Kiel and Bremerhaven. The MS Delphin will set sail again on April 3, 2012 and will then call at numerous destinations between Spitzbergen, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean and the Antarctic all year round.

Norwegian Cruise Line - smartphone application: "Norwegian iConcierge"

The American shipping company Norwegian Cruise Line, together with Allin Interactive, is launching a new kind of application for smartphones: From March 24th, the free “Norwegian iConcierge” app will enable users of iPhones, iPads and smartphones with Android and Windows7 systems on board Norwegian Epic not only enables contact with the guest service and the on-board information systems, but also direct communication via voice and text messages with other vacationers.

Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals Innovative Highlights from Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Cruise Line yesterday presented a major design innovation for their new Norwegian Breakaway: With The Waterfront and 678 Ocean Place the US-American shipping company presents a concept consisting of a new promenade deck, that of three smoothly merging decks with shops, restaurants, such as the new seafood restaurant Ocean Blue, Bars and entertainment is complemented. This creates an incomparable cruise experience that integrates the proximity to the sea in a completely new way.

GOP Variety Theater on board the Mein Schiff 2

On the cruise “Dubai & Orient” from January 13th to 20th, 2013 with the Mein Schiff 2, the GOP Varieté-Theaters are guests on board for the third time with their impressive variety shows. The artists present “Variety on the high seas” with a program specially designed for this cruise.

In 2013, Princess Cruises will focus on Alaska and Europe

Much Alaska and even more Europe! The American luxury shipping company Princess Cruises is clearly setting the tone in its recently published cruise program for summer 2013. With 7 ships each it goes along the glaciers of the largest US state but also through the waters of the Old World.

MSC Preziosa becomes the newest member of the MSC cruise fleet

The modern cruise ship completes the Fantasia class as the fourth addition

After the successful conclusion of the negotiations with the French shipyard STX France, MSC Kreuzfahrten continues to expand with the new MSC Preziosa. After termination of the contract between the shipyard and the original client, MSC Kreuzfahrten signed the contract to take over the 140.000 ton ship.

MS EUROPA 2 sets new standards in the luxury segment

  •     The first catalog will be published on March 20th
  •     Travel time from seven days, 26 routes, 123 ports
  •     All suites with veranda and a minimum size of 28 sqm
  •     Eight restaurants, six bars and an exclusive cooking school
  •     620 sqm spa area with private staff SPA
  •     For the first time care for children from the age of two

Queen Mary 2 film "Die Reise" was awarded

"Golden City Gate 2012" for the film "Die Reise"

The German-language Queen Mary 2 film "Die Reise", which the traditional shipping company Cunard Line presented to the public only a few weeks ago, was awarded the "Golden City Gate" at this year's ITB travel fair. The 20-minute production took first place in the hotel industry.

"Costa Voyager" replaces the "Costa Allegra"

After the fire on board the “Costa Allegra” on February 27, 2012, as the shipping company Costa Crociere announced, the investigations and the cause of the outbreak of the fire are still ongoing. It is currently not foreseeable how long the repair work will take and when the ship will be able to resume its planned cruises.

AIDA new buildings designed for year-round use in the north

AIDA Cruises, the leading German cruise company, today announced the first details of the operation of its new ships commissioned in Japan. In a video message, Michael Thamm, President of AIDA Cruises, among other things, technological innovations and decisions, which above all further improve the energy balance of the ships.

Disney Fantasy arrives in Port Canaveral

The Disney Fantasy was received with fireworks in its home port of Port Canaveral, Florida. Disney Fantasy offers seven-day cruises in the Eastern and Western Caribbean from its Port Canaveral, Florida location.

MS EUROPA 2 laid down

  • Beginning of the approximately four-month dry dock phase
  • Delivery in spring 2013
  • The first catalog will be published on March 20, 2012

On Thursday, March 1st, 2012 the next construction phase of the EUROPA 2 began with the keel laying.

Carmen Riu Güell christened COLUMBUS 2 in Palma de Mallorca

  • Baptized on April 17, 2012
  • Solemn ceremony in front of Palma de Mallorca
  • Godmother Carmen Riu Güell

The COLUMBUS 2 will be christened on April 17th in front of the backdrop of the port city of Palma de Mallorca and will thus be included in the Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten fleet. The godmother is Carmen Riu Güell, CEO of Riu Hotels & Resorts. The guests can expect a solemn ceremony with a modern artistry and light show under the sign of the four elements - earth, water, air and fire.

Costa Allegra - fire on board


Every captain and officer’s nightmare is on board the today Costa Allegra come true. A generator caught fire 200 nautical miles from the Seychelles group. According to press reports, the fire was extinguished before it could spread. However, the machines have failed. The ship drifts near Alphonse Island. The ship's command informed the Seychelles authorities. Cargo ships in the vicinity have been alerted via SOS. The Seychelles authorities have ordered a motor ship, an airplane and two tugs to position the ship.

Culinary delights on board the MSC Lirica


In a press release from MSC Cruises, we found the following good news.

Gourmet cruise with Kolja Kleeberg to Northern Europe

The German star chef Kolja Kleeberg is the star guest of the MSC gourmet cruise on the MSC Lirica from June 1st to 13th, 2012. With his visionary culinary art and his charismatic personality, Kleeberg will take the tour from Hamburg via Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Make Copenhagen and Amsterdam a tasteful experience for foodies. The vacationers can look forward to insights into top-class culinary arts. 

TUI Cruises - your feel-good ship awaits you


Sent on 22.02.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX TUI Cruises the new, well-designed “wellness catalog” for the period from April 2013 to April 2014. Well-tried and new routes are offered to cruise guests for Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 offered.

Barbados cruises on the rise


The Barbados Tourism Authority reports good numbers. From a press release dated February 23.02.2012, XNUMX we take the following (quoted in shortened form by the editors):

MS Delphin meets Penguins


This press release reached us today

The countdown is on: In 40 days, MS Delphin will start its first cruise

Expedition team for Antarctica has been determined: a cruise with Klemens Pütz, Germany's only penguin researcher

Carnival Cruise Lines anchors again in South America

Carnival Cruise Lines is flying its flag again in South America. From a press release we can find the following:

MSC summer specials in the north - with three ships from / to Kiel and Hamburg

Book by April 09.04.12th, 500 and save up to € XNUMX per person on selected Nordland cruises!

100 days until the MSC Divina is christened

Munich, February 16, 2012 - Today begins the countdown of 100 days in which the MSC Divina will receive its final touches. The time has come on May 26, 2012: The new flagship of MSC Cruises, the MSC Divina, will be christened by the film icon Sophia Loren in Marseille, France.

Costa Concordia update


At the wreck of the Costa Concordia Specialists from the Dutch salvage company SMIT Salvage BV work against time. As can be heard, the shipwreck lies in an unstable position and threatens to break apart. A large part of the 2.400 tons of heavy fuel oil is still in the ship's tanks.

Record result - NCL Norwegian Cruise Line, Wiesbaden


The German subsidiary of NCL Corporation Ltd., Miami, reported in a press release dated February 14.02.2012th, 4 on the results of the 2011th quarter of 2011 as well as of the entire XNUMX financial year. According to the figures, the company was very successful. The main facts are as follows:

Booking AIDA 2013/2014 - AIDAstella can be booked for the first time


aida-2013-2014The cruise company AIDA Cruises will publish its new catalog on February 22, 2012 with trips from March 2013 to April 2014. AIDAstella, which will be named in 2013, can be booked for the first time. Also new are the trips to Northern Europe from Hamburg, which are offered until December.

60 meter yacht "My Yogi" sank off Skyros

In stormy seas off the Greek island of Skyros, the yacht "My Yogi" was probably damaged in the engine room with water ingress.

Cruise ships Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth simultaneously in Hamburg on July 15.07.2012, XNUMX

When two Cunard Queens visit Hamburg for the first time on July 15, the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth will enter the port together. The double call is planned for early Sunday morning around 4.30am The Queen Elizabeth is to moor at the Altona cruise terminal, the Queen Mary 2 at Grasbrook in HafenCity.

Meyer Werft delivers Disney Fantasy

09.02.2012- Disney Cruise Line took the helm of their newest ship today. With a traditional, nautical ceremony on board, Meyer Werft handed over the Disney Fantasy to the shipping company. The shipyard flag was lowered and the flag of the Disney Cruise Line was ceremonially hoisted.

Is the cruise market cooling off?


Individual actions by the major players in the cruise market in the last few days suggested that the misfortune of Costa Concordia off the Tuscan coast has an impact on the booking situation.

A contribution from Deutschlandfunk from noon today we take different signals. This is what German cruise lines like TUI Cruises or Hapag Lloyd cruises relaxed. A spokeswoman for TUI Cruises told Deutschlandfunk that no abnormalities could be found for the current booking period in 2012.

Safety on board cruise ships


On January 27.01.2012th, XNUMX we received an email with the following content ...

Dear sir ...
all of us at Royal Caribbean International sympathize with those affected by the recent tragic incident on the Costa Concordia. As a Crown & Anchor member and loyal guest of Royal Caribbean International, you may have questions about the current situation.

Costa Compensation - 11.000 euros per passenger


The Italian travel industry association Astoi Confindustria announced on January 27.01.2012, 11.000 that twelve Italian consumer organizations and the Costa Crociere had agreed on compensation payments of XNUMX euros each per passenger.

Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten joins the industry initiative Futouris e. V. at.


A press release from Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten dated January 26.01.2012th, 2009 shows that Hapag-Lloyd is a member of Futouris e. V. was. The industry initiative of 7 TUI group companies, registered in the Hannover Register of Associations in XNUMX, develops new product ideas with other well-known companies in the industry. The focus of the initiative is on considerations of socio-cultural responsibility, environmental and climate protection and the preservation of biological diversity.

Disney Fantasy Flyover

Papenburg, January 17, 2012  - The Disney Fantasy is expected to leave Papenburg on the night of Friday, January 20.01.2012th, 21.01.2012 on Saturday, January XNUMXst, XNUMX and be transferred to the North Sea on the Ems. The planned arrival in Eemshaven is Saturday afternoon. After a short stop in Eemshaven, the ship will start on its first set-up voyage.

Cruise disaster on the Costa Concordia

14.01.2012/XNUMX/XNUMX: A ship accident off the Tuscan coast left at least three dead. Several people were injured. Further victims are still being sought. The Costa Concordia ran aground off the island of del Giglio near Elba on Saturday night due to technical problems. Most of the passengers and crew were brought ashore in lifeboats. The course of the rescue operation is described as chaotic. Several people jumped into the cold waters of the Mediterranean. The first photos show the ship at a considerable angle with a long crack in the side.

A third cruise terminal for Hamburg?

At the annual press conference of the Hamburg Cruise Center (HCC) association on board the Queen Elizabeth, Hamburg's Senator for Economic Affairs Frank Horch announced on January 09, 2012 that the construction of a third handling terminal for cruise ships would be explored. The decision as to whether another terminal will be built should be made this year. As far as can be heard, the opposition has so far been sympathetic to the deliberations.

“Anna and Love” on a cruise with the MSC Splendida

Filming on the high seas: three episodes of the new season are set on the most modern ship of the Fantasia class

The new season of the successful SAT.1 telenovela "Anna und die Liebe" offers both suspense and holiday feelings: three episodes of the well-known telenovela are set on the MSC Splendida, one of the most modern ships of the Italian shipping company MSC Kreuzfahrten.

Costa from Dubai -Costa starts cruises from Dubai again

One-week cruises through the Arab world with flagship until April 2012
“Costa Favolosa” - From 790 euros * including flights from / to Frankfurt

Silver Spirit offers an optional package for the 70th Monaco Grand Prix in May 2012

A press release dated December 12.12.2011th, 24 shows that Silversea Cruises is making an attractive offer to the guests of the Silver Spirit. As part of the almost sold-out 2012-day voyage from Barcelona to Rome, which begins on May 8, 26.05, the ship is moored from May 8.00. (27.05.2012am) until May 23.00, XNUMX (XNUMXpm) in the port of Monte Carlo.

NABU awards negative prize to the bosses of AIDA and TUI Cruises


Under the title Von Wegen Traumschiff, NABU has given both shipping companies a subsequent and unsightly Christmas present. NABU startles us today with the news that both cruise companies have been awarded the "Dinosaur of the Year 2011".

New cruise ships in 2012

MS-ColumbusDespite the incalculable financial crisis and its consequences on the global markets, those in charge of the cruise industry are steering their companies on a growth path. The year 2012 thus has enough new and interesting things in store for cruisers. At this point we give a summary of the upcoming premieres in 2012.


Culinary variety at COLUMBUS 2

4 different restaurants and 6 bars on board

AIDA Cruises picks up the guests directly from the front door

Rostock shipping company offers a particularly comfortable travel service

"Costa Voyager" complements the Costa fleet

A ship of the new generation with a lot of comfort - currently undergoing extensive renovation. From December cruises through the Red Sea to Israel, Jordan and Egypt.

Costa Cruises - Spring in the Mediterranean at taster prices

Travel into spring with Costa: From March to June 2012, the shipping company put together cruises with which guests can get to know the Mediterranean Sea at the most beautiful time of the year - on very special routes and at very affordable prices.



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