Avalon Waterways Christens Newest “Suite Ship”

River cruise line Avalon Waterways has launched its newest vessel on the banks of the River Danube. The 166-guest Avalon Illumination is the eighth in the line’s series of Panorama suite ships and was christened by Australian model and television presenter Deborah Hutton with the traditional smashing of a bottle of Viennese Schlumberger against the … Continue reading

Third Ship For Costa Cruises’ neoCollection

Costa Cruises today announced the addition of a third ship to its Costa neoCollection product line. The 53,000-GRT, 654-cabin Costa Classica will undergo a major refit and renamed Costa neoClassica before joining the sub-fleet in December 2014 to offer a series of new itineraries in the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean.   Indian Ocean Itineraries from Mauritius … Continue reading

Paul Gauguin Cruises Unveils 2013 Itineraries

South Pacific’s largest cruise operator Paul Gauguin Cruises has unveiled its 2013 voyages, featuring 19 itineraries visiting 22 countries by the line’s luxury ships, ms Paul Gauguin and mv Tere Moana. The former, recently revamped at a cost of USD 7 million, will continue sailing year-round in French Polynesia, while her new fleetmate launching in … Continue reading

Paul Gauguin Cruises Reveal 2013 Itineraries For Second Ship

French Polynesia-based Paul Gauguin Cruises has revealed the 2013 itineraries for its second ship, the 90-passenger mv Tere Moana, which will join the award-winning ms Paul Gauguin in December 2012 after a multifaceted renovation. Specializing in warm-weather destinations, the new vessel will sail 13 itineraries during the summer months in Europe and spend winter in … Continue reading

Silversea Cruises Unveils 2013 Voyages

Silversea Cruises has unveiled an extensive lineup of worldwide voyages for the 2013 cruise season. Its fleet of 6 luxury ships will offer more than 200 cruises, visiting more than 450 destinations across 7 continents, of which 32 ports will be new to the line, including Baie-Comeau, Chios, Portsmouth, Fanning Island, Fukuoka, Klaipeda, Liverpool, Port Arthur, … Continue reading