Hurtigruten Welcomes MS Spitsbergen

Norway’s Hurtigruten welcomed the latest addition to its fleet today in the country’s fabled Lofoten Islands. The 7,344-GT MS Spitsbergen was christened as the coastal and expedition operator’s 14th ship at an intimate event in Svolvaer. At 2000 hrs under the midnight sun, explorer Cecile Skog sent a bottle of champagne into the ship’s bow, witnessed … Continue reading

Dubai Introduces New Water Taxi Service

Travellers in Dubai now have a new form of transport when getting around the city. The emirate’s Road and Transport Authority launched a new 5-boat water taxi service this week to supplement its existing public transportation options. Working like a regular car taxi service, commuters can call a toll-free number to request a pick-up by the sleek carbon fiber … Continue reading

CotaiJet To Begin Ferry Services To Kowloon

Travellers commuting between Macau and Hong Kong’s Kowloon peninsula now have greater flexibility when making the hour-long journey. CotaiJet, the high-speed ferry service owned by Las Vegas Sands, is launching a new route between Taipa temporary Ferry Terminal in Macau and the China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui.   Beginning 7 February 2010, the … Continue reading