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Sunday, 9 February 2020

Ever wanted to "virtually" cruise Spitsbergen?

Photo: Hurtigruten - Lise Dreistel

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Norway's national broadcaster NRK is streaming live footage from Hurtigruten's MS Spitsbergen's voyage through the waters surrounding Svalbard. The footage can be viewed here.

Slow TV is a unique Norwegian concept that will see a continuous nine-day webstream from the expedition ship as she circumnavigates Spitsbergen island extending north to the 80th parallel.

Hurtigruten says the virtual cruise involves 17 cameras, an abundance of history, stories and information, all accompanied by Norwegian and Sámi music. “This is the closest and most sustainable way you could possibly get to the real deal,” says Project Lead Thomas Hellum of NRK.
View the voyage here:
https://www.nrk.no/svalbard/


Friday, 7 February 2020

UPDATE: Royal Caribbean and Hapag-Lloyd in merger talks

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Statement by Karl J. Pojer, Chief Executive Officer, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises     

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is on a growth path – mainly thanks to your commitment and support. Within the space of just a few years our company has evolved into the world’s leading provider of luxury and expedition cruises, and an organisation achieving profitable growth. Our ships are considered to be the best ships in the world today.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

PONANT looks back at 2019: expeditions in luxury with environmental commitment

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PONANT, World Leader of Luxury Expeditions, looks back at the highlights of 2019. An ever-stronger commitment to the environment and a surge in demand for immersive experiences are two factors behind PONANT’s growth.

Silversea offers Business Class flights on Arctic expedition cruising


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Ultra-luxury cruise line, Silversea Cruises, is delighted to offer included Business Class Air, international transfers and luggage handling on 13 select voyages in 2020, aboard Silver Cloud and Silver Explorer in the Arctic and the Russian Far East. Guests will also enjoy complimentary: overseas transfers between the airport, hotel and ship; one-night pre-cruise accommodation; and daily shore excursions, with guided Zodiacs®.

The Russians are coming: Vodohod enters expedition cruise market with new vessels

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Russian small ship and river cruise company, Vodohod, is poised to enter the expedition fray with two new ships, codenamed Project Vega, under construction at the Helsinki Shipyard Inc. The company already owns and operates 25 river cruise boats, nine speed boats and five other boats on Russian waterways.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Introducing Scenic's new superyacht - Emerald Azzurra

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The Scenic Group today launched its latest innovation in cruise, the new 100-guest superyacht – Emerald Azzurra – the first vessel launched under the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand, part of the Emerald Cruises portfolio. (Ed: the vessel is currently under construction in China and is scheduled to enter the water in July 2021)



“Emerald Waterways has been operating award-winning river cruises since 2014,” said Mr Moroney, owner and Chairman of the Scenic Group.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Windstar Australia Special Offers during Small Ship Big World Savings Event


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Windstar Australia has announced a range of Pick Your Perk and special fare options available for guests booking any of the acclaimed cruise operator’s worldwide sailings before 28 February 2020 as part of Windstar’s Small Ship Big World Savings Event.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Aranui to launch dedicated cruise ship in 2022

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Tahitian cruise line Aranui Cruises has revealed the first details of its new 10,000-tonne cruise ship which is set to join Aranui 5 in the South Pacific in mid 2022.

Monday, 27 January 2020

Expedition Cruising: Emperor Penguin Gatecrashes Heritage Expeditions’ Antarctica Discovery Party

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A well-dressed Emperor Penguin charmed its way onto Heritage Expeditions' exclusive guest list during the pioneering small-ship expedition cruise company’s Antarctic celebrations on the 200th anniversary of what is widely regarded as the first sighting of the frozen continent.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Captain Cook Cruises New 2020 Dates for Upper Murraylands River Cruise


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Captain Cook Cruises has released the 2020 departure dates for the much loved seven-night Upper Murraylands Cruise, onboard Paddlewheeler, PS Murray Princess.