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

Carnival Breeze Departs On Inaugural Cruise

Carnival Cruise Lines has welcomed the 130,000-GRT Carnival Breeze to its fleet of fun ships. Following a traditional handover ceremony at builder Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard last week, the state-of-the-art cruise ship entered service yesterday sailing a 12-night Mediterranean voyage from Venice.   A sister to the year-old Carnival Magic, the ship boasts a host of … Continue reading

MSC Cruises Welcomes Latest Addition

MSC Cruises has welcomed the latest addition to its fleet of modern cruise ships with an elaborate ceremony in Marseille celebrating the company’s Mediterranean heritage. The 139,000-GRT MSC Divina was christened last night by Italian screen legend and longtime MSC Cruises godmother Sophia Loren, amidst a gala extravaganza planned to reflect the colours, scents, history and culture of the … Continue reading

Oceania Cruises Christens New Ship

Oceania Cruises yesterday christened the newest addition to its fleet of luxury cruise ships, the 1,250-passenger Riviera. Celebrity Chef Cat Cora served as the vessel’s godmother in a Catalan-themed christening ceremony held along the Barcelona waterfront, attended by city officials, the line’s executives and the godmothers of its other ships Regatta, Nautica and Marina.   … 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