Silver Cloud Completes Dry Dock Refurbishment

Silversea Cruises has announced the completion of a major dry dock refurbishment and return to service for its luxury liner Silver Cloud. The 296-guest vessel was recently at Italian shipbuilders Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard for stem-to-stern work overseen by renowned architect Giacomo Mortola.   With the objective to revitalize her interiors, the ship’s suites received new … Continue reading

Seabourn To Cruise Antarctic Waters In 2013

Luxury small-ship cruise line Seabourn has unveiled a series of Antarctica cruises ranging between 21 and 24 days, visiting the white continent for the first time in its 20-year history. The all-suite, 450-guest Seabourn Quest will sail the new “Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia” itinerary between Valparaiso and Buenos Aires in November 2013.   Cruising the Chilean … Continue reading

LAN First To Fly Dreamliner In Americas

Chilean carrier LAN has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, becoming only the fourth operator of the type and the first to fly the revolutionary jet in the Americas. Company executives, Boeing representatives, invited guests and members of the media gathered at the manufacturer’s Future of Flight Aviation Center to celebrate the occasion … Continue reading

Accor Acquires Grupo Posadas’ South American Portfolio

Accor has boosted its presence in South America, where the French hospitality group announced the acquisition of 15 hotels from Mexican hotel company Grupo Posadas today. Included in the transaction is a secured pipeline of 14 properties under management contract, which translates to greater accommodation options for members of its Le Club Accorhotels loyalty programme.   … Continue reading

Holland America Line Announces 2012/2013 South America Deployment

Holland America Line has announced the deployment of the ms Maasdam, ms Prinsendam and the ms Veendam to South America for the 2012/2013 winter cruise season. Together, the 3 ships will offer a range of popular itineraries ranging from 13 to 68 nights and visiting major ports on the continent, as well as explorations of … Continue reading