Viking Ocean Cruises Christens New Ship, Announces First World Cruise

A year after its debut with the Viking Star, Viking Ocean Cruises continues its aggressive expansion with the introduction of a second ship and the unveiling of details for the company’s first world cruise.   Viking Sea Named in London with Norwegian Flair The River Thames in Greenwich was the scene of maritime and Norwegian tradition … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Showcases New A380 First Class, To Upgrade Business Class On Select A320s, A330s

Qatar Airways continues to wow with investments to its premium product line-up, as it seeks to woo luxury travellers from rivals. The Oneworld member has revealed the luxury First Class suites that will become its flagship premium product onboard its Airbus A380 fleet and announced planned upgrades to its Business Class offering on selected Airbus … Continue reading

MSC Cruises Welcomes New Flagship

Italian cruise line MSC Cruises has christened the MSC Preziosa, its latest Fantasia-class cruise ship and fleet flagship. Taking place in Genoa following a pre-inaugural voyage from St. Nazaire, she was named by godmother and screen legend Sophia Loren in a glittering ceremony featuring a gala dinner by chefs from popular Turin-based chain and MSC … Continue reading

Movenpick Opens New Ankara Hotel

Swiss hotel chain Movenpick has added its third property in Turkey, opening a new 176-room hotel in the country’s capital Ankara. Located in the city’s Sogutozu district, the Movenpick Hotel Ankara is a half-hour drive from the international airport and within walking distance from the Congresium International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Housed within a curved … 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