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Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven has bagged a major 76-day refit of Phoenix Seereisen’s Artania, including re-engining and adding balconies. The work will take place between September 29 and December 6this year.

 

P&O Cruises attracts big cheese to culinary line up

P&O Cruises has enhanced its speciality culinary offering on Britannia with the introduction of international cheese judge and expert Charlie Turnbull.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s policy of notifying—but not necessarily citing—speeding vessels in protected areas along the US East Coast was effective in lowering their speeds through sensitive areas, protecting the critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from ship collisions, while keeping punitive fines to mariners to a minimum, according to a new study.

Noble Caledonia acquires a third ship

London-based Noble Caledonia has acquired a third sister for its fleet. Joining Island Sky and Caledonian Sky later this year will be Sea Explorer. All three vessels were formerly part of the original Renaissance Cruises fleet of eight.

Forth Ports Cruise welcomed Cunard’s Queen Victoria to its new cruise ship anchorage near Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh.

Chris Allen, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s associate vp of global deployment and itinerary planning, and John Stoll, vp land programs for Crystal Cruises, have been named as keynote speakers for Cruise New Zealand 2014 in Napier on August 8.

AAPA calls for flexibility with CBP staffing, facilities for cruise ports

The need for Customs and Border Protection to be flexible with staffing and facilities requirements to serve the cruise business was underscored in written testimony by the American Association of Port Authorities for a Senate hearing Wednesday.

The 13-knot vessel speed limit in Alaska's lower Glacier Bay will be raised to 20 knots due to a decrease in the number of humpback whales in the area.

Cunard Line opened sales for the nine new single-occupancy staterooms on board Queen Elizabeth, effective from the Dec. 16 sailing.

Seabourn touts youthful fleet for Europe in 2015

Seabourn is emphasizing the modernity of its three-ship fleet that will operate in Europe next year, following the transfer of the last two of its original vessels to Windstar Cruises.

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