TUI Cruises Welcomes First Newbuild

German cruise company TUI Cruises has welcomed its first newbuild ship earlier this week in Hamburg. Floating up to the bow of the new Mein Schiff 3 in a pearled balloon, singer Helene Fischer christened the vessel with the traditional bottle-breaking ceremony in front of 1,700 spectators and invited guests from the cruise, entertainment and … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean International Unveils 2014 European Deployments

*Update 27 March 2013 – Royal Caribbean International announced today that Oasis of the Seas will move to Europe for a short autumn season in 2014, marking the first time the ship has left Caribbean waters after entering service. Highlights of her deployment include an exclusive preview of the upcoming Quantum-class experience and special programs … Continue reading

Iberia Launches New Subsidiary

Spanish national carrier Iberia has launched its new low-cost subsidiary, Iberia Express, at Madrid’s Barajas International Airport. Focusing on short- and medium-haul routes, the airline is intended to revitalize its parent’s domestic and intra-European network, with the first flights taking off for Alicante, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Seville yesterday.   Up to 17 routes are planned for … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Unveils 2012 European Deployment

Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International unveiled its 2012 Europe cruise deployment earlier this week, becoming the latest cruise line to raise capacity in the fast growing region. In total, the line will have 12 vessels sailing European waters on itineraries ranging from 3 to 16 nights, calling at 101 ports in 34 countries, including maiden visits to Arhus, Kenes and Klaksvik. … Continue reading

Celebrity, Princess Cruises Unveil Europe Deployments For 2012

Travellers looking to cruise Europe in 2012 will benefit from a greater choice of itineraries and ships following deployment announcements by 2 major USA-based cruise lines. Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises have unveiled their largest sailing programmes in Europe, with a combined total of 12 vessels operating in the continent.   Celebrity Cruises Miami-based Celebrity Cruises … Continue reading