Holland America Line Reveals Summer 2012 Europe Itineraries

Holland America Line has revealed its European itineraries for the summer 2012 season, becoming the latest cruise operator to undertake a large scale deployment to the popular cruise region. The Seattle-headquartered line will deploy 7 of its 15 ships to operate 44 unique itineraries ranging from 7 to 35 days, featuring 4 new itineraries and maiden … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Unveils 2012 European Deployment

Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International unveiled its 2012 Europe cruise deployment earlier this week, becoming the latest cruise line to raise capacity in the fast growing region. In total, the line will have 12 vessels sailing European waters on itineraries ranging from 3 to 16 nights, calling at 101 ports in 34 countries, including maiden visits to Arhus, Kenes and Klaksvik. … Continue reading

Celebrity, Princess Cruises Unveil Europe Deployments For 2012

Travellers looking to cruise Europe in 2012 will benefit from a greater choice of itineraries and ships following deployment announcements by 2 major USA-based cruise lines. Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises have unveiled their largest sailing programmes in Europe, with a combined total of 12 vessels operating in the continent.   Celebrity Cruises Miami-based Celebrity Cruises … Continue reading

MSC Splendida Christened In Barcelona

Following the launch of the MSC Fantasia, in Naples last December, MSC Cruises has christened its new flagship, MSC Splendida, in splendid style in the Spanish port city of Barcelona. Sister ship to the MSC Fantasia, her arrival expands MSC Cruises’ fleet to 10 vessels.   The event featured song and dance performances by renowned artists, … Continue reading

Crystal Cruises Introduces “Ancient Civilizations” Cruises

Crystal Cruises will introduce 2 “Ancient Civilizations”-themed voyages through the Middle East, Holy Land and Mediterranean. On 17 May 2009, Crystal Symphony will embark on a 14-day Dubai to Athens cruise and Crystal Serenity will sail on a 12-day cruise from Athens to Venice on 8 October 2009.    Known as the “Cradle of Civilization”, the destinations … Continue reading