Crystal Serenity Embarks On Historic Northwest Passage

Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity has embarked on a historic 32-day journey through the Northwest Passage.   Following more than three years of planning and preparation, the award-winning luxury ship pulled out of Seward, Alaska bound for New York via the Canadian arctic. At 68,870-GT, she will be the largest passenger vessel to sail the Northwest … Continue reading

Alaska Air To Purchase Virgin America From Virgin Group

The North American aviation industry is set for further consolidation with the announcement that Alaska Air, the parent company of Alaskan Airlines, is to purchase rival Virgin America.   Estimated to be worth around USD 4 billion (including existing Virgin America debt and capitalized aircraft operating leases) and subject to regulatory approval, the deal will … Continue reading

Crystal Cruises Plans Arctic Voyage

Crystal Cruises has revealed plans for a new, expedition-style voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the legendary Northwest Passage first completed successfully by explorer Roald Amundsen just over 100 years ago. Departing from Anchorage on 16 August 2016, the Crystal Serenity will maneuver through the majestic waterways lined with spectacular glaciers, towering fjords and vast … Continue reading

Norwegian Jewel Revitalized In Preparation For Alaskan Season

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the return of the Norwegian Jewel following a 2-week dry dock enhancement in time for her upcoming summer season in Alaska. The 2005-built ship now boasts new dining concepts found on the line’s latest vessels, whilst also receiving technical modifications to boost her green credentials.   New onboard is O’Sheehan’s … Continue reading

Celebrity Cruises Confirms Departure Of Celebrity Century

Celebrity Cruises has confirmed industry speculation that the 1,814-guest Celebrity Century will leave the fleet in April 2015, unveiling details of her farewell season that will see the ship call at a record number of ports and 17 new destinations for the brand. From March 2014 to April 2015, Celebrity Century will visit 77 ports … Continue reading