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Cruise News & Reviews


Cruise Indian Ocean Association launches in Durban
May 13, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

Sunday's launch of the Cruise Indian Ocean Association promises a new era in marketing the Africa east and south coast as a cruise destination ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Mar 13, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

It's Friday and as usual the News this day is all about the wonderful world of cruising.

This week's edition carries the following articles:

Never a better time to take a cruise – offers too good to resist
Pirates of the Zanj
Mutiny on the Europa
Will a discount sort out our differences, sir?
Taking a break before and after your cruise
Prince Albert II a hit in the Antarctic
For some cruise ships it means goodbye as SOLAS 2010 approaches ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Feb 27, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

This week's Cruise News and Reviews carries the following stories:

Now’s the time to book that cruise
Ushuaia now the leading cruise port in South America
Extra early cruise for CELEBRITY EQUINOX
BOUDICCA to operate more regional cruises in 2010
Fly me to the moon – on board the BLACK WATCH
SS France artefacts fetch record prices ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Feb 20, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

a short collection of news from the wonderful world of cruising

IN THIS EDITION

South African among passengers evacuated from grounded Antarctic cruise ship
Cruising now a hot holiday choice for South Africans
Sun Princess brings winter boost to four South African ports
Queen of Scandinavia becomes a floating hotel ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Feb 13, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

It's Friday and as usual the News this day is all about the wonderful world of cruising.

This week's edition carries the following articles:

Sighs of relief for creditors as Royal Star goes on auction
Queuing up for a piece of the Blue Lady – aka SS FRANCE
Mona Lisa visits Mombasa
QE2 a possible victim of economic downturn
Celebrity Eclipse’s keel is laid ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Jan 30, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

It's Friday and as usual the News this day is all about the wonderful world of cruising.

IN THIS EDITION

BALMORAL makes waves off Spain
NCL names new ship NORWEGIAN EPIC
Cruise ships to the rescue
SAGA expands river cruising for 2009
Follow SAGA RUBY round Africa ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Jan 23, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

It's Friday and as usual the News this day is all about the wonderful world of cruising.

This week's edition carries the following articles:

Farewell planned for BLACK PRINCE
Who’s the best ......?
Speaking of small ships....
Brand new look and feel for Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Jan 16, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

news and some views from the wonderful world of cruising

IN THIS EDITION

Fred Olsen introduces third season of Civilisation cruises
MAXIM GORKIY on her final voyage
Not the way to end a cruise
Cruise association upbeat about future ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Jan 9, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson

This latest Cruise News & Views carries the following stories

Indian Ocean Cruises sets sail
Hiccup for P&O's Arcadia at start of 2009 World Cruise
A Superslide for Superstar Virgo
Fred Olsen reviews fuel supplements ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Dec 19, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

a collection of cruise news and views

IN THIS EDITION

Discovery set to discover South Africa and the Indian Ocean
MSC christens their latest ship MSC FANTASIA
NCL unveils its 2010-2011 summer cruise deployments
Melody comes home
NCL and shipyard reach agreement on F3 Project
DOULOS completes her probable last dry docking ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Dec 12, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

the latest cruise news and views carries the following stories

Cruising from Australia to South Africa in March
Swashbuckling pirates now a part of the cruise attraction
Carnival sues Rolls-Royce for QM2 problems
Antarctic cruise ship refloated
A touch of Gaelic comes to South Africa
Cruise line drop fuel supplement as oil price decreases ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Dec 5, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

a collection of cruise news and views

IN THIS EDITION

Hebridean Spirit to be dry docked in Cape Town
New ship is designed specifically for Polar cruising
A taste of adventure as cruise ship Nautilus is attacked by pirates
Maxim Gorkiy may become a floating hotel
Classic cruise ship could be heading for South Africa
The sad demise of Africa's lake steamers ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Nov 28, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

a collection of cruise news and views

IN THIS EDITION

Oasis of the Seas breaks all barriers
Tears and cheers as Queen Elizabeth 2 completes her last voyage
Following in the steps of Magellan – in absolute luxury
Adventure cruising into the heart of Borneo
Even the Med can turn a trick or two
Australasia an untapped market for cruising - study
Two Queens pass in the day ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Nov 21, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

a collection of cruise news and some views, with some emphasis always on the local scene

IN THIS EDITION

CELEBRITY SOLSTICE sets sail
Tales from the Orient
Star Cruises sells SUPERSTAR GEMINI
QUEEN MARY 2 comes out of dock
New Love Boat on the water
SEVEN SEAS NAVIGATOR arrives in Cape Town ...
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Ports & Ships Cruise News
Nov 14, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

a collection of cruise news and some views from the wonderful world of cruising ...
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PORTS & SHIPS CRUISE NEWS
Nov 7, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

a collection of cruise news and some views, with emphasis always on the local scene

IN THIS EDITION

MSC SINFONIA to cruise in Southern African waters
End of the road for Ocean Village
Hesitant start for Orient Lines
For what it’s worth
P&O names new ship AZURA
End of the line for Fred Olsen’s BLACK PRINCE
EUROPA scores again as Berlitz’s ‘Best Ship’ ...
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Cruise News and Views
Nov 4, 2007
Author: Terry Hutson

a glance into the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Terry Hutson’s Cruise News and Reviews
Oct 12, 2007
Author: Terry HUtson

news and some views from the wonderful world of cruise ships and cruising ...
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Terry Hutson's Cruise News & Reviews
Sep 29, 2007
Author: Terry Hutson

time for another look at the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Terry Hutson's Cruise News & Views
Sep 22, 2007
Author: Terry Hutson

a weekly look at the wonderful world of ocean cruising ...
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Cruise enws and views
Sep 21, 2007
Author: P&S

this week's column is delayed and will now appear tomorrow, Saturday. Being on the internet of course, it will still be here on Monday as well. ...
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Terry Hutson's cruise news & views
Sep 14, 2007
Author: Terry Hutson

news and some views from the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Terry Hutson's Cruise News & Views
Sep 7, 2007
Author: Terry Hutson

the latest news and views from the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Cruise News & Reviews
Sep 4, 2007
Author: P&S

Cruise News & Reviews will appear on Friday this week and in future.
Please note that the 2007/08 Cruise Scedule is under preparation and will appear in due course ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
Aug 29, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

NCL receives a welcome injection of capital - Vernon Buxton's column of cruise news ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
Aug 22, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

Being Wednesday means that it's time for another chapter from the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
Aug 21, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

It's Wednesday and time for another look at the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
Aug 14, 2007
Author: P&S

a weekly dose of just cruisin' ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
Aug 8, 2007
Author: P&S

a weekly look at the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
Aug 1, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

it's Wednesday and time for more from the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Reviews
Jul 25, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

a weekly look at the world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Reviews
Jul 18, 2007
Author: P&S

it's that time of week again, with more from the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Reviews
Jul 10, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

more from the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton's weekly cruise news & views
Jul 4, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

a weekly look into the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
Jun 26, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

it's cruising time again.... ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
Jun 19, 2007
Author:

time to go cruising! ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
Jun 12, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

time again for more from the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
Jun 5, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

a weekly dose of news and comment on the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
May 30, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

It's Wednesday and time for more news and views from the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
May 23, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

Presumably if you're reading this feature, then you're also into the pleasures of cruising? ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
May 16, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

more news and views from the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton¡¦s Cruise News and Views
May 9, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

Its Wednesday and that means it's that time of week again - more news and reviews from the wonderful world of cruising ... ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News and Views
May 2, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

It's Wednesday again and time for more news and reviews from the wonderful world of cruising ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
Apr 25, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

a weekly compilation of news and opinion about the cruise industry - is there a better way to travel? ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News & Views
Apr 18, 2007
Author: P&S

A weekly compilation of news and opinion about the cruise industry - is there a better way to travel? ...
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Vernon Buxton's Cruise News and Views
Apr 11, 2007
Author: Vernon Buxton

a weekly summary of cruise news and views from around the globe ...
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Weekly summary of Cruise News
Apr 11, 2007
Author: P&S

Ports & Ships is pleased to announce the launching later today of a new weekly Cruise News column, researched, written and compiled by experienced travel writer Vernon Buxton ...
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Cruise ship Madagascar sold to SA company – new cruise venture planned
Apr 2, 2007
Author: P&S

A South African operator hopes to launch a new cruise ship service out of Durban as from August this year ...
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Swan Hellenic bought by Lord Sterling
Mar 19, 2007
Author: P&S

A lifeline has been thrown to niche market cruise ship operator Swan Hellenic ...
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Cruise ship Melody ends South African summer season and sails for Europe
Mar 19, 2007
Author: P&S

After a highly successful summer season in South Africa the 1500-passenger cruise ship Melody has returned to the Mediterranean ...
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Cruise ship SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE cancels cruise after being caught in cyclone
Mar 7, 2007
Author: P&S

Living up to its name, the cruise ship SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE had an adventurous time when caught in cyclone Gamede ...
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Cape Town entertains the cruise ships
Jan 26, 2007
Author: P&S

Yesterday was a bumper passenger ship day for Cape Town with four passenger/cruise ships ...
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Royal Star arrives in South African waters
Jan 22, 2007
Author: P&S

The 51-year old cruise liner Royal Star arrived in Durban this week from Kenya ...
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Hull damage seals SS Norway/Blue Lady fate
Jan 16, 2007
Author: P&S

hull damage to the Blue Lady, aka SS Norway, may have ruled out any chance of the ship being recovered even as a museum piece ...
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Eat your heart out Durban
Jan 4, 2007
Author: P&S

Tourism authorities at Durban in particular have worked hard in recent years at attracting greater numbers of cruise ships ...
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Master of Melody honoured for seamanship
Dec 13, 2006
Author: P&S

The master of the MSC cruise ship Melody has been honoured for his exceptional seamanship in the rescue of ...
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Norway - the ship that refuses to die
Dec 6, 2006
Author: P&S

The former cruise liner SS Norway is now firmly aground off the beaches of India but still is refusing to die ...
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Spanish ice breaker to the rescue of cruise ship
Nov 28, 2006
Author: P&S

A Spanish Navy ice breaker rescued a small cruise ship last week ...
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Shock for thousands of passengers as MSC Monterey cruise season cancelled
Oct 2, 2006
Author: P&S

Thousands of passengers have had to be re-accommodated after the cancellation of MSC Monterey’s ...
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It’s cruise season again…well almost
Sep 1, 2006
Author: P&S

The first of a series of cruise ships is expected in South African ports early next month ...
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End of the road for SS France aka SS Norway
Aug 17, 2006
Author: P&S

The long and extended life of that super liner and cruise ship SS France (SS Norway) has come to an inevitable end ...
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End of the road for SS Norway, alias Blue Lady?
Aug 4, 2006
Author: P&S

The end of the road now appears likely for the former liner SS Norway, once the SS France and pride of the French fleet ...
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Paul Allen’s superyacht Octopus arrives in Durban
June 16, 2006
Author: P&S

The superyacht Octopus, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen duly arrived yesterday ...
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Paul Allen’s Octopus due in Durban today
June 15, 2006
Author: P&S

Octopus, one of the longest luxury superyachts afloat and belonging to Paul Allen the co-founder of Microsoft, is due in Durban this morning ...
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Norwegian Crown cruise ship pulled free
June 9, 2006
Author: P&S

The cruise ship Norwegian Crown was successfully pulled clear of the sandbank ...
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Norwegian Crown cruise ship goes aground
June 8, 2006
Author: P&S

The cruise ship Norwegian Crown of NCL went aground on a sandbank in the Dundonald Channel off Bermuda ...
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End in sight for cruise ship Norway
June 6, 2006
Author: P&S

A final end by scrapping now appears inevitable for the former SS Norway, once the pride of the French merchant marine ...
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Fred Olsen buys the Norwegian Crown
May 30, 2006
Author: P&S

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has acquired the 1988-built cruise ship Norwegian Crown from Norwegian Cruise Line ...
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Fancy a Mauritius cruise with a difference?
May 24, 2006
Author: P&S

Fancy a cruise with a difference from Durban to Mauritius in late June? ...
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Fancy a Mauritius cruise with a difference?
May 23, 2006
Author: P&S

The arrival in Durban of the Mauritius Pride, a combined cargo/passenger ship, brings with it an opportunty for a cruise with a difference at the end of June ...
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MSC adds ships to cement position as Europe’s leading cruise line
Mar 15, 2006
Author: P&S

MSC expands its cruise fleet with another ship plus an option for one more ...
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A taste of the exotic east
Dec 29, 2005
Author: P&S

looking for a break - Star Cruises may have the answer ...
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Final voyage for SS Norway
Dec 29, 2005
Author: P&S

is this the end for SS Norway? ...
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The Spirit of Africa Cruise
Dec 14, 2005
Author: P&S

Hebridean Spirit is set to introduce a new and exciting cruise destination early in the New Year when ...
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Starlight and MSC double cruise capacity in SA
Nov 26, 2005
Author: Starlight

MSC Cruises and Starlight reveal plans to double cruise ship capacity in South Africa ...
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Madagascar cruises in
Oct 31, 2005
Author: P&S

Madagascar arrived off Durban under grey skies and calm seas on Saturday after a delivery voyage from Odessa ...
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All year cruising on the cards as Starlight seeks to expand operations
Oct 13, 2005
Author: P&S

STARLIGHT Cruises MD Allan Foggitt said this week that he is highly confident of having a cruise ship stationed in Durban on an all year round basis ...
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Magical sailing in Antarctica
Sep 3, 2005
Author: Hans van Heukelum

come sailing in the bark Europa in Antarctica this summer ...
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Cruise ship Madagascar arrives next month
Sep 2, 2005
Author: P&S

Good news for those waiting for the arrival of South Africa's own cruise ship - Madagascar is due early next month ...
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SS Norway off Cape Town
Jul 5, 2005
Author: P&S

SS Norway arrived off Cape Town last Friday, bound for a mystery destination ...
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Looking for a meteorite at sea
May 7, 2005
Author: P&S

Minerva II has a somewhat unique but attractive-sounding Mediterranean cruise in store for ...
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Cruise ship battered by freak wave
Apr 18, 2005
Author: P&S

The 92 250-gt Norwegian Dawn, en route for New York from the Bahamas was struck by a 21m freak wave on Friday ...
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Bumper cruise season ahead
Apr 15, 2005
Author: P&S

The coming summer has all the markings of a bumper cruise season for South African ports ...
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Crystal Harmony transfers to NYK as Asuka II
Apr 5, 2005
Author: P&S

The award-winning Crystal Harmony will move to NYK Cruises from 2006 ...
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Fred Olsen buys fourth cruise ship
Feb 20, 2005
Author: P&S

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines announced last week that it had bought its fourth ship - a sister vessel to Black Watch ...
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New schedule for RMS St Helena
Feb 8, 2005
Author: P&S

A new sailing schedule for the mailship St Helena has been announced ...
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Royal Star comes a visitin'
Jan 31, 2005
Author: P&S

East Africa's own cruise ship is currently on an extended Southern African cruise ...
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Minerva II makes an impression
Jan 18, 2005
Author: Terry Hutson

The cruise ship Minerva II visited South Africa for the first time during December, and impressed this person ...
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The World’s maiden visit to South and East Africa
Dec 23, 2004
Author: P&S

The World has come to South Africa this summer, bring a new dimension to ocean cruising ...
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Cruising to nowhere as Royal African Cruises fails to deliver
Nov 19, 2004
Author: P&S

Ir seems all over bar the legalities for African Queen and an over ambitious Cape Town cruise operator ...
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MSC Opera sets off on inaugural transatlantic journey
Nov 17, 2004
Author: MSC

The new flagship of the MSC Cruises’ fleet has departed Genoa, Italy, on her inaugural transatlantic crossing ...
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Storms bring drama on the high seas
Sep 30, 2004
Author: P&S

Hurricanes play havoc with cruise schedules and Holand America's Rotterdam has engine failure ...
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Silversea returns to South Africa
Sep 29, 2004
Author: P&S

A treat is in store next year for South African’s and those from further afield who fancy a luxury cruise in local waters as Silversea Cruises returns with Silver Wind ...
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MSC Cruises keeps expanding
Sep 29, 2004
Author: P&S

MSC Cruises (Mediterranean Shipping Company) is rapidly becoming one of the larger cruise operators with a ...
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No sign of African Queen cruise ship
Sep 11, 2004
Author: P&S

A cruise ship named African Queen has failed to arrive in time to begin a publicised South African cruise season ...
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A tale of Queen Elizabeth, Rabbis and Elephants
Aug 16, 2004
Author: Sue Lawrence, former assistant purser, Cunard Line

Go to the Sea Stories section for the latest story about Queen Elizabeth (the ship) ...
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Latest cruise schedules up
Jul 21, 2004
Author: P&S

2004/05 cruise season schedules are now available in the Cruise Schedule section ...
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MSC orders two more cruise ships
Mar 16, 2004
Author: P&S

It's another two cruise ships for Mediterranean Shipping Cruises, with an option for a third ...
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Two more Royal Olympic ships go under the hammer
Mar 11, 2004
Author: P&S

Olympia Explorer and Olympia Voyager are to be sold under judicial auction later this month ...
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RMS St Helena offers new options to Walvis Bay
Feb 14, 2004
Author: P&S

The Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Saint Helena will soon include calls at the Namibian port of Walvis Bay on a regular basis ...
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Olympia Countess resold at auction
Feb 4, 2004
Author: P&S

The arrested cruise ship Olympia Countess was sold at a second auction held in Durban yesterday ...
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Olympia Countess sold
Jan 29, 2004
Author: P&S

Royal Olympic Cruises Olympia Countess was sold for a low USD 6 million today ...
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Another cruise company in trouble
Jan 20, 2004
Author: P&S

The woes of cruise operators continue! Now its Festival Cruises that are having ships arrested ...
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Time up for Olympia Countess
Jan 20, 2004
Author: P&S

The curtain fell yesterday on any remaining hope that the arrested cruise ship Olympia Countess might ...
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Cruise ship sale up on appeal
Jan 19, 2004
Author: P&S

An urgent application will be heard in the Durban High Court later today (Monday) asking for the sale order against the arrested cruise ship Olympia Countess be set aside or postponed ...
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Olympia Countess to come under auctioneer's hammer
Jan 16, 2004
Author: Terry Hutson

There have been further surprises with the news that the arrested cruise ship Olympia Countess will be sold by auction in two weeks time ...
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Queen Mary 2 is named and launched into her career
Jan 10, 2004
Author: P&S

Queen Elizabeth II officially named the new Cunard liner Queen Mary 2 at a glittering ceremony in Southampton on Thursday ...
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Queen Mary 2 is named and launched into her career
Jan 10, 2004
Author: P&S

Queen Elizabeth II officially named the new Cunard liner Queen Mary 2 at a glittering ceremony in Southampton on Thursday ...
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Olympia Countess remains under arrest
Jan 10, 2004
Author: P&S

The cruise ship Olympia Countess that was arrested on arrival in Durban on Thursday ...
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Queen Mary 2 arrives at homeport of Southampton
Dec 26, 2003
Author: P&S

Queen Mary 2 is due at Southampton later today ...
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Queen Mary 2 sets sail
Dec 22, 2003
Author: P&S

The world’s largest and most modern passenger ship, Queen Mary 2, sailed from the French Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard today ...
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Royal Olympia files for bankruptcy
Dec 22, 2003
Author: P&S

Two subsidiary companies owned by Royal Olympia Cruises have filed for Chapter 11 with the bankruptcy court ...
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South Africans stranded by MSC cruise ship collision
Sep 24, 2003
Author: P&S

About 60 South African passengers on board the Mediterranean Cruise Ship Melody found themselves stranded for nearly a week ...
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‘Freestyle is the future of cruising'
Sep 5, 2003
Author: Vernon Buxton

Norwegian Cruise Line – pioneer of Caribbean cruising – has evolved a formula that has changed the face of sea cruising forever

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Caribbean cruises offer wide range of choice
Aug 16, 2003
Author:

- Norwegian Dawn to Sail 10 and 11-Day cruises from New York throughout the winter
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Caribbean cruises offer wide range of choice
Aug 16, 2003
Author: P&S

- Norwegian Dawn to Sail 10 and 11-Day cruises from New York throughout the winter
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Olympia Countess returns for second season
Aug 16, 2003
Author: P&S

When Olympia Countess returns to South Africa in November it will mark the start of a bumper local cruise season, says ...
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Concern about South African cruise ship
Jul 23, 2003
Author: P&S

Care is advised over a South African cruise ship venture ...
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QUEEN VICTORIA KEEL LAYING
Jul 14, 2003
Author: P&S

Historic ceremony for second largest Cunarder ever
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Former mailship arrives at Alang
Jul 13, 2003
Author: Ken Malcolm/P&S

The former Union-Castle mailship Transvaal Castle has arrived in Alang, India for cutting up ...
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New cruise ship for South Africa
Jun 13, 2003
Author: P&S

A Cape Town company has bought a cruise ship which will join the local register and operate from SA ports from December ...
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Norwegian Cruise Lines acquires the classic SS United States
May 17, 2003
Author: P&S

NCL confirms the purchase of SS United States as a cruise ship ...
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Understated luxury
May 8, 2003
Author: P&S

The recent visit to Southern Africa by the Radissons cruise ship Seven Seas Mariner brought a touch of real class ...
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Another Queen for Cunard
May 6, 2003
Author: P&S

Another 'Queen' is about to grace the seas ...
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New role for United States
May 6, 2003
Author: P&S

Good news for those who long for a return to the days of cross Atlantic liners. Or at least some resemblance of those past days of glory ...
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Visiting the High Arctic
May 6, 2003
Author: P&S

Choosing a holiday on board a ship is never an easy task, particularly with so many options available, so many places to visit, and so many ways ...
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Correction to Adieu to SA Vaal
Apr 18, 2003
Author: P&S

In the article about the final voyage of the ex Union Castle mailship SA Oranje it was mentioned that she was originally the Edinburgh Castle. In fact ...
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Adieu to SA Vaal
Apr 17, 2003
Author: report initiated by Ken Malcolm

The former Union Castle liner SA Vaal, which for a while has been laid up next to former Rotterdam at Freeport, has been sold to Indian breakers and will ...
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QE2 visits Durban
Mar 27, 2003
Author: P&S

The port of Durban will take on a festive air this weekend (Friday, 28 March – Sunday 30 March 2003) with three cruise ships, QE2, Saga Rose and Olympia Countess in port.
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Crown Odyssey’s final visit to South Africa
Mar 22, 2003
Author: P&S

- ship becomes Norwegian Crown

The popular Crown Odyssey will be visiting South Africa under its current name for the last time in early April
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QE2 changes schedule
Mar 18, 2003
Author: P&S

The luxury cruise liner QE2 will arrive in Durban several days early on 29 March 2003 instead of the scheduled 31 March.
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P&O Cruise ship springs a leak
Mar 18, 2003
Author: P&S

The 46,087-gt P&O Cruises’ ship Pacific Sky was forced to return to port in Auckland, New Zealand after taking on more than 160 tonne of seawater through ...
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Cruise between Sydney and Durban or Cape Town
Mar 18, 2003
Author: P&S

Direct cruise offer from Australia to South Africa in February 2004 on the Black Watch
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Work begins on new MSC cruise ship
Mar 18, 2003
Author: P&S

MSC Opera is the last cruise ship on the French Chantiers de l’Atlantique orderbook ...
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Naming ceremony announced for new P&O cruise ships
Mar 7, 2003
Author: P&S

- HRH The Prince Royal and Miss Zara Phillips will name Oceana and Adonia in Britain’s first ever double cruise ship naming.
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Antarctic Eclipse
Feb 14, 2003
Author: P&S

A unique opportunity to witness a full total eclipse of the sun over Antarctica presents itself later this year
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The World comes to South Africa
Feb 14, 2003
Author: P&S

The World of Residensea, one of the most unusual cruise ships afloat, is set to visit South Africa next year.
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Stand by to welcome the Lirica
Feb 13, 2003
Author: P&S

Stand by to welcome Mediterranean Shipping Company’s new cruise ship, the 58,600-gt 2,200-passenger capacity flagship MSC Lirica, ...
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First call for Corinthian
Feb 10, 2003
Author: P&S

The tiny cruise ship Corinthian, which is currently calling at several South African East Coast ports, arrived in Durban yesterday (Sunday) for a short visit ...
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Virus sends Sun Princess passengers packing
Feb 6, 2003
Author: P&S

Ten days into a 15-day cruise, almost 2,000 passengers have been flown home following the outbreak of a viral illness on board the 77,441-gt P&O Princess Cruises’ ship Sun Princess ...
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Crystal Cruises' unveil 2004 itineraries
Feb 5, 2003
Author: P$S

Crystal Cruises, operator of the magnificent Crystal Symphony and Crystal Harmony, has unveiled a series of ultra-luxurious cruises ...
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Prinsendam assumes World Cruising role
Feb 4, 2003
Author: P&S

When Holland America Line (HAL) took transfer of the Seabourn Sun from associate company Seabourn and renamed her Prinsendam in April 2002 it seemed somewhat puzzling, ...
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Welcome to the Corinthian
Feb 1, 2003
Author: P&S

One of the little mysteries surrounding cruise ship calls to southern Africa during the summer of 2002/2003 is that of a planned visit by a small Greek-operated cruise ship named Corinthian, ...
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Winds mess with East London grain ships
Dec 23, 2002
Author: P&S

Winds are causing costly delays to ships waiting to discharge at the East London Grain Terminal.

The terminal, which is ...
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