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

SAS To Expand Flight Network

SAS Scandinavian Airlines is set to expand its flying network next year when it adds 2 new long-haul routes, Oslo – New York (Newark) and Copenhagen – Shanghai (Pudong). Within Europe, the airline will also launch a number of new routes from Oslo and Stockholm, as well as increase frequency by 150 new weekly departures on key short-haul services.   … Continue reading

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam Christened

Holland America Line celebrated the christening of its newest ship, the 2,106-guest ms Nieuw Amsterdam, in Venice last Sunday. In a gala event rich with Dutch heritage, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands continued the line’s tradition of having Dutch royal family members serve as godmother to its ships and named the ms … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Enhances European Shore Excursions, To Open New Port In Jamaica

Following the announcement last week that it is to upgrade the Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas with facilities from its Oasis-class ships, cruise operator Royal Caribbean International is unveiling yet more enhancements for cruisers with new shore excursion arrangements across 55 ports in 22 European and Mediterranean countries, allowing guests to create a … Continue reading