Crystal Cruises, Silversea Offer Shorter Voyages

Luxury cruise lines Crystal Cruises and Silversea Cruises have announced a series of new short cruise options, in response to growing demand for such itineraries. The former is introducing 26 voyages ranging from 5- to 8-days throughout Europe from April to November 2013, while Silversea Cruises will offer 8 sailings of between 4- to 7-days … Continue reading

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

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

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

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