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Cruise Liner News – COSTA LUMINOSA transferred to Carnival Cruise Line – 08.09.2022

Last Thursday 8th September , the 2009 built 294 metre long cruise liner COSTA LUMINOSA officially joined the Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) renamed as CARNIVAL LUMINOSA flying a PRT flag at Palermo, Sicily, Italy. In Palermo, Costa Capt. Nicolantonio Palombella handed over the ship to Carnival Capt. Adriano Binacchi, with additional leadership team members from …

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Cruise Liner News – VIKING OCTANTIS maiden call at Port Colborne, Canada – 01.05.2022

On Sunday 1st May, 2022 the 378 passenger capacity ship VIKING OCTANTIS stopped in Port Colborne, Canada during her inaugural voyage in the Great Lakes. She is the first of two new purpose-built expedition ships from the Viking Cruise Line . She features a fleet of military pro zodiacs designed for professional use, a fleet …

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Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise liner BOLETTE first 2022 Scheduled Call – 19.02.2022

On Saturday 19th February, 2022 at 0805 hrs the 22 year old lady BOLETTE called again at Grand Harbour, Malta marking her first call for this year 3 months after her maiden call (13.11.2021) Like last November her last port of call was Cartagena, Spain and she proceeded to berth at Pinto 1 and 2 …

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Cruise Liner News – AIDACARA has been sold – 23.06.2021

Carnival Corporation’s AIDA Cruises brand yesterday Wednesday 23rd June announced that the cruise liner AIDAcara has been sold and will leave the fleet soon after 25 years in service for the German cruise brand. So far a buyer was not named. Back to 10th April,2006 while entering Grand Harbour, Malta. AIDA Cruises was started with …

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Broken Up – Cruise Liner MARCO POLO – 09.01.2021

The classic cruise liner MARCO POLO arrived at Alang, India on Saturday 9th January, 2021. Following the demise of Cruise & Maritime Voyages, due to the COVID 19 Pandemic Disease she was sold at auction by CW Kellock & Co. Ltd. for US$ 2,770,000 on 22 October 2020. She was built as an ocean liner in 1965 …

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Cruise Liner News – Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) sell EMPRESS OF THE SEAS and MAJESTY OF THE SEAS – December 2020

On Wednesday 16th December, 2020 Royal Caribbean International announced that both EMPRESS OF THE SEAS and MAJESTY OF THE SEAS were sold in the Asia-Pacific Region EMPRESS OF THE SEAS was launched in 1990 as NORDIC EMPRESS by Royal Caribbean following the acquisition of Admiral Cruises.  She was designed specifically for the short cruise market, …

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Breaking up – Cruise Liner CARNIVAL FANTASY – 29.07.2020

After being stripped from valuables at Curacao’s container port, Carnival Cruise line oldest ship CARNIVAL FANTASY started her last voyage. On Thursday 23rd July she passed the straits of Gibraltar to enter the Mediterranean Sea bound to Aliaga for the breakers. During a press conference on 10th July, 2020, Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald revealed …

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Cruise Liner News – FTI Cruises Ceases Operations – 27.07.2020

FTI Cruises the German Cruise branch of Bavarian travel company FTI Group which operates the single ship BERLIN has ceased operations. FTI Cruises, along with Fly.de, Touristic 24 and LAL Sprachreisen are all set to be discontinued by the end of the 2019/20 financial year. FTI will “emerge from the crisis stronger than before, despite the …

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Breaking Up – Cruise Liner SOVEREIGN – 23.07.2020

On Wednesday 15th July, 2020 the cruise liner SOVEREIGN left Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta at 2014 hrs bound to the waiting area during her last voyage. She entered Marsaxlokk Harbour on Sunday 12th July morning after several days drifting outside territorial waters (otw) for stripping and discharging of 800 pallets full of all valuable items including …

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Breaking Up – Cruise Liner MONARCH – 22.07.2020

On Saturday 11th July, 2020 the cruise liner MONARCH left Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta at 1946 hrs during her last voyage bound to breakers at Aliaga, Turkey. She entered Marsaxlokk Harbour on Friday 10th July morning after several days drifting outside territorial waters (otw) for stripping and discharging of 400 pallets full of all valuable items …

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