Posts made in December, 2017


Luxury cruise line Ponant have confirmed an order for a new “ice breaking” vessel that is due for delivery in 2021. The expedition ship will hold 270 guests and it will be 150 meters long, so the perfect size ship for accessing small, remote destinations that the larger ships cannot reach. The ship will be powered by liquefied natural gas as it sails around Greenland reaching the northeast area of the island. Construction...


Posted By on Dec 18, 2017

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Silversea Cruises’ new expedition ship, Silver Cloud Expedition, has now launched following an extensive refurbishment. The popular Silver Cloud ship has been refurbished to become an ice class vessel, capable of navigating through polar waters with a more strengthened hull. Additionally, the ship has been refitted throughout, including notable enhancements being made to the suites and restaurants onboard. Silver Cloud...


Posted By on Dec 13, 2017

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New Arctic itineraries have been revealed by Hurtigruten for their 2019 season. The new itineraries include a Northwest Passage on the new Roald Amundsen and multiple voyages in Svalbard. CEO of Hurtigruten, Daniel Skjeldam, commented: “While others sail through the Northwest Passage with older ships and heavy oil, we will use the Roald Amundsen, the world’s greenest vessel. We will be the first in the world to conquer the...


Posted By on Dec 7, 2017

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Exciting news has been announced by Princess Cruises regarding their growth plans, after it has been confirmed that they will be launching a new ship in October 2019. The new ship will be named Sky Princess and it will be the sister ship to Royal, Regal and Majestic Princess, all of which are Royal-class cruise ships. She will feature an enhanced design platform compared to her sister ships. Sky Princess will continue to offer popular...


Posted By on Dec 6, 2017

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