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The Azores Moves to the Mediterranean

If you’re a fan of cruising to exotic locations then you’ll be thrilled by the latest announcement from Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV). The British cruise operator revealed it will be adding a series of Mediterranean fly-cruises to its itinerary. The announcement came shortly after CMV revealed it would be introducing a new ship, called Magellan, to its fleet in March (as we reported here) In September and October this year, CMV’s Azores vessel will embark on five sailings between Genoa and Venice, with the first voyage departing from Bristol on September 8th. One nine-night sailing will include stops...

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Costa Cruises receives new Costa Diadema ship

Costa Cruises has received its Costa Diadema ship after Fincantieri finished building the vessel. Constructed at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard, the vessel will be the flagship of the Costa fleet. The company has invested 550 million euros in the construction of the highly advanced ship. Around 1,000 shipyard workers and 2,500 subcontractors have contributed to the work, along with around 400 contracted suppliers. The Costa Diadema is the 12th cruise ship built in Italy by Fincantieri for Costa Diadema and the total investment is more than five billion euros. The vessel weighs 132,500 gross tonnes and is more than...

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Celebrity Cruises launches excursions aimed at teenagers

Celebrity Cruises has launched a range of new excursions aimed at families and teenage children. Each of these tours are shorter than regular excursions and are targeted at people in the 12-17 year-old age bracket, with the programme including a Spanish family flamenco dance-off, sailing lessons and a mini regatta in Bermuda, according to TTG Digital. The news provider reports Jo Rzymowska, managing director, Celebrity Cruises, UK and Ireland, as saying that the scheme will allow families to develop new skills, have fun and show off their “competitive spirit”. Along with the aforementioned activities, passengers have the opportunity to...

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Viking – Bringing the River to an Ocean near You

Viking Cruises have dominated their niche in the cruising industry and well and truly sailed (along the rivers of the world) with it. Having become the fastest growing river cruise provider in the seventeen years since its inception the company has decided that this isn’t enough for their high-flying (or not, as the case may be) aspirations. Nope! They now want to break the ocean cruise market too, providing small-ship ocean cruises for those who want to sail across the open seas as often as they love cruising along the rivers.   What can they provide though, that hasn’t...

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Celebrity announces Signature Event Sailings for 2015-16

Celebrity has announced a new series of cruises for the 2015 to 2016 season that will allow passengers to witness some of the world’s most iconic events. Called the Signature Event Sailings, the cruises will commemorate occasions such as the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day in Turkey and the Cannes Film Festival, taking tourists to the events themselves as well as treating them to themed on-board activities.   Other highlights of the season include a visit to the Redentore Festival, held in Venice since 1577, which will constitute part of a 14-night tour of Turkey and the Black Sea....

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