ms Koningsdam Inaugural Season Itineraries Revealed

Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam, will make her debut in summer 2016 sailing from Amsterdam, paying homage to the line’s Dutch heritage. The 99,500-GRT vessel will sail a series of northern Europe and Baltic cruises during her inaugural season, joining 6 other sister ships cruising the continent’s waters.   Following a series of … Continue reading

Star Clippers To Cruise Baltic Sea In 2012

Star Clippers has announced it is to cruise the Baltic Sea in 2012. The sailing ship line has unveiled plans to send its 170-passenger Star Flyer to the region in May for a series of voyages from Germany and Sweden. The 4-masted sail ship will also operate out of Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Kiel, Oslo and Southampton on voyages tracing the ancient … Continue reading

Holland America Line Reveals Summer 2012 Europe Itineraries

Holland America Line has revealed its European itineraries for the summer 2012 season, becoming the latest cruise operator to undertake a large scale deployment to the popular cruise region. The Seattle-headquartered line will deploy 7 of its 15 ships to operate 44 unique itineraries ranging from 7 to 35 days, featuring 4 new itineraries and maiden … Continue reading

AIDA Cruises Welcomes AIDAsol

AIDA Cruises, the German cruise line owned by industry giant Carnival Corporation, welcomed the latest addition to its fleet yesterday in a ceremony attended by an estimated 45,000 guests and spectators. At exactly 2134 hrs, the 2,192-passenger AIDAsol was christened at Kiel’s Ostseekai dock by her godmother Bettina Zwickler with the traditional champagne bottle amidst spectacular fireworks, capping … Continue reading

Mein Schiff Presented In Hamburg

TUI Cruises, the joint venture subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises and Germany’s TUI AG, has unveiled its first ship. The 76,522-GRT Mein Schiff, was named in the German city of Hamburg on 15 May 2009.   Constructed in 1996 as Galaxy for Celebrity Cruises, the 1914-guest ship sailed in Alaska, the Caribbean and in Europe until … Continue reading