Finnair Prepares To Welcome A350

Finnair has kickstarted preparations to welcome the new Airbus A350 to its long-haul fleet by announcing destinations that will see service by the advanced jet. The Helsinki-based carrier is slated to become the first European airline operating the type later this year and will roster it on selected European routes before intercontinental flights from October. … Continue reading

SAS Scandinavian Airlines Unveils New Long Haul Cabins

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has placed its next-generation long-haul products, comprising new cabins, on-demand inflight entertainment and onboard Wi-Fi, into service. The first aircraft to feature the airline’s new-look interior, an Airbus A330-300 named “Erik Viking”, flew between Copenhagen and New York (Newark) yesterday.   SAS Business Configured in a 1-2-1 layout and offering direct aisle … Continue reading

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

Viking Ocean Cruises Announces Plans For Second And Third Ships

Viking Ocean Cruises, one of the cruise industry’s most highly-anticipated new cruise line, has announced plans for its second and third ships. Designed and built to the same specifications as the 930-guest Viking Star (currently under construction in Italy), the new Viking Sky and Viking Sea, will join the cruise line’s fleet in 2016 as … Continue reading

Royal Princess To Return To UK In 2015

Princess Cruises has announced the return of Royal Princess to the UK in 2015, in a move set to generate excitement and interest for the ship in the European market. Christened by HRH the Duchess of Cambridge at Southampton last year, the ship has been sailing in the Caribbean during her inaugural season. She returns … Continue reading