Radar: Mariner of the Seas offers mini-cruise breaks and lots of fun

Mariner of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas takes to the water on June 25th following a $120 million refurbishment. Embarking on a series of 3 and 4 night mini-breaks from Miami to the Bahamas, this thrill-packed cruise ship hopes to entice Millennials on board with the promise of fun and adventure. By offering short holidays to tropical […]

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Radar: EUR 300 available for greening the cruise industry

EIB ING Green Fund

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Dutch financial institution ING are supporting green innovation in European shipping with a new EUR 300 million fund.  Sustainability is a key factor in the future of the cruise industry as consumer awareness of green issues grows and stricter regulation compliance increases. This, combined with impressive advances in technology and a […]

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Radar: Positive move towards protecting Arctic marine environment

Bering Strait

In response to a sharp rise in Arctic shipping traffic, Russia and the US are collaborating on a new two-way shipping route in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea. Increased commercial shipping traffic in the area, which notably includes a growth in the number of expedition cruise ships sailing off the Alaskan islands and coast, […]

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Radar: Specialist Yards attract Expedition Vessel Builds

Ponant Icebreaker

Consumer demand to explore the world’s remote locations by cruise ship is growing at an exciting pace. Exploration cruise vessel construction is booming as cruise lines seek to meet this need with technologically advanced, environmentally sensitive and highly customised ships for polar and tropical itineraries. Specialist shipbuilders, feeling the effects of a declining oil and […]

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Radar: Shetland’s Lerwick closes for the season – with high hopes for 2018

Norwegian Jewel visits Shetland

Despite the inclement weather conditions of 2017, cancelling 10% of Lerwick’s planned cruise calls, this busy Northern Scottish port has enjoyed a bumper year. On Wednesday 27th September, Norwegian Jade (sister ship to the Norwegian Jewel pictured above) made the final call for the season, as part of her transatlantic voyage to New York via […]

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Radar: Silversea partners with iconic photographer Steve McCurry

Silversea Steve McCurry

Silversea has announced an exciting partnership with renowned photographer Steve McCurry to document the ambitious expansion of their fleet and destination portfolio. The creative pairing with this legendary master of visual storytelling promises unique insights into the authentic and immersive experiences Silversea offers guests. Silversea’s purpose-built fleet of nine ultra-luxurious vessels, including the recently added […]

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Radar: Seabourn announce speakers for Conversations 2017/2018

Seabourn Conversations Sir Tim Rice

An insightful and interesting enrichment programme elevates a cruise beyond the realms of a leisure experience to one of personal growth and learning. The Seabourn Conversations series for 2017/2018 brings together prominent personalities to share their perspectives on life and work. Select speakers of the 2017-2018 Seabourn Conversations program include: Margaret Trudeau (Seabourn Quest, October 2, 2017) […]

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Radar: Lerwick welcomes Viking Star to new facilities

Viking StarLerwick

Viking Star berthed today in Lerwick Port Authority’s new £16.5 million multi-purpose jetty at Mair’s Pier . Viking Star’s passengers are the first to use a new meet-and-greet station and information point accommodating the harbour’s welcoming team. The mobile unit will also be used elsewhere in the port which expects 75 vessels and a 21% […]

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Radar: Azamara Club Cruises announce Alaska season

azamara quest visits Alaska

Azamara Club Cruises will embark on it’s first season to Alaska in 2019 with a selection of 11 cruises. The Azamara Quest is due to sail on 8 to 10 day voyages between May and September to include the popular AzAmazing Evenings, land tour options and late nights in port. Highlights include stops in Icy Strait Point, Sitka, […]

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