ÖBB To Expand Nightjet Services

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is on course to expand its Nightjet overnight train services, with the operator working to take over several night train routes from German counterparts Deutsche Bahn (DB).   Following an announcement earlier this year from DB to cease its City Night Line services, ÖBB will add 6 routes to its Nightjet network from … Continue reading

Remastered Queen Mary 2 Back In Service

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 returned to regular transatlantic service this week after a 23-day, GBP 90 million remastering at Hamburg’s Blohm & Voss shipyard. The stem-to-stern overhaul is the most extensive undertaken by the line in its 176-year history and saw several significant changes to the iconic ocean liner. Accommodations 50 new staterooms have been … Continue reading

ICE Celebrates 25 Years Of Service

Deutsche Bahn celebrated a key milestone this week with the 25th anniversary of its high-speed Intercity-Express (ICE) train service. To mark the occasion, the German rail operator gathered 4 generations of ICE trains, each bearing a special anniversary livery.   Launched on 2 June 1991, the first ICE service travelled from Hamburg-Altona to Munich via … Continue reading

Norwegian Escape Christened In Miami

Norwegian Cruise Line has christened the new Norwegian Escape – its largest ship and the first of the Breakaway Plus Class. Held pier-side at Port Miami, company Chief Executive Officer Frank Del Rio joined invited guests, executives and passengers to commemorate the event showcasing the varied entertainment options it is known for.   In addition to … Continue reading

Finnair Prepares To Welcome A350

Finnair has kickstarted preparations to welcome the new Airbus A350 to its long-haul fleet by announcing destinations that will see service by the advanced jet. The Helsinki-based carrier is slated to become the first European airline operating the type later this year and will roster it on selected European routes before intercontinental flights from October. … Continue reading