All permissions and protocols are in place for Cairns-based Coral Expeditions to begin operating again from October 14, Jeff Gillies, commercial director, told Seatrade Cruise News.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Hanseatic Spirit was lowered into the water via the dock at Vard Tulcea today.
Ponant Chairman Asia Pacific Sarina Bratton announced that departing VP APAC Monique Ponfoort will not be replaced.
With the delivery of Le Jacques Cartier, Ponant's Explorer series of six newbuilds is complete in just over two years.
Atlas Ocean Voyages is now bundling airfare into all sailings, citing positive feedback from travel advisors to recent air/sea promotions.
The TUI Group completed the sale of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to its TUI Cruises joint venture with the Royal Caribbean Group for an enterprise value estimated at €1.2bn.
German shipowner/entrepreneur Sven Paulsen is launching a new cruise brand, Adler-Schiffe Expedition, with the 1,211gt Quest time-chartered from Arctic Travel Co.
While Ponant still awaits approval to sail five different itineraries along the French coasts, Le Bellot is planned to operate from Iceland and Le Boréal in the Arctic.