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

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

Costa Favolosa Named In Trieste

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises is set to welcome the newest addition to its fleet today with the official naming ceremony of the new Costa Favolosa. Held at the Piazza Unita d’Italia in Trieste, the event is part of a performance entitled “Tribute to Beauty” and is one of the official celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Italian … Continue reading

Easyjet Launches London – Amman Services

European low cost carrier Easyjet has commenced flight operations between London (Gatwick) and Amman. The inaugural flight, U2 8909, is scheduled to arrive at Queen Alia International Airport in the evening following a 5-hour flight from the British capital, where it will be greeted by a red carpet reception marking the airline’s entry into the Middle East.   Departing … Continue reading