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The Queen names P&O Cruises ship Britannia

The Queen today named P&O Cruises’ new flagship Britannia in Southampton – using a bottle of English sparkling wine instead of champagne.

The 88-year-old monarch, accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, declared: ‘I name this ship Britannia. 412 more words


Maersk CEO: 25,000-TEU ships possible but not practical

Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou said ships with capacities of 25,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units are possible but not practical today, and that he expects 18,000-19,000-TEU container ships to remain the largest afloat for years to come. 366 more words

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Maersk ties up Voyager

Maersk Drilling has secured a charter for an idle deepwater drillship newbuilding in a deal worth at least $545m.

The Maersk Voyager (built 2015) has been fixed to Eni Ghana Exploration and Production for three-and-a-half years with an option to extend by one year. 155 more words

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Viking to Launch American River Cruises from New Orleans

ON 24 FEBRUARY 2015.

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisana and Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen announced the selection of New Orleans as the homeport for Viking River Cruises’ first North American river cruise itineraries, starting in late 2017. 725 more words

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Britannia: From 'dedicated wedding venue' to no weddings at all...

Couples wishing to marry in a ‘dedicated wedding venue’ on new P&O Cruises ship Britannia are going to be disappointed.

The 141,000-ton ship – which I visited in its Italian yard – will be registered in the UK and sail under the British flag. 226 more words

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For Carnival Corp., ship orders continue conservative growth

Carnival Corp. enters the year with a larger order book after announcing contracts for two new ships to be delivered in 2018.

Carnival Cruise Line will get its 26th ship, one with a design similar to the 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista, which is scheduled for delivery in April 2016. 550 more words

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