Princess Cruises to sail first Los Angeles to Shanghai cruise
Princess Cruises has launched its first 60-day return voyage from Los Angeles in the US to Shanghai in China, which will include calls at 22 destinations. The first part of the voyage on the 1,970-guest Coral Princess will start from Los Angeles on 19 September and visit 11 ports over 28 days.
Marella Cruises christens new Marella Explorer in Palma
Marella Cruises has officially welcomed Marella Explorer to its fleet during a christening ceremony at the Port of Palma in Majorca, Spain on 17 May. Formerly sailing as Mein Schiff 1 for Marella Cruises’ sister brand TUI Cruises, Marella Explorer was named by two godmothers – Susan Stewart, the line’s hotel operations manager, and Mandy Galloway, a travel agent at one of TUI Group’s retail stores in Edinburgh, Scotland. They were joined on stage by Marella Explorer’s master Captain Peter Harris and 10 crew members, who each represented a different part of the ship. During the ceremony, invited guests, Marella Cruises employees, suppliers, travel agents and media also enjoyed a live DJ set from recording artist, songwriter and rapper Craig David, a performance by a Take That tribute band and a fireworks display.
Sapphire Princess Ready for 2018 Season After Two-Week Dry Dock
Sapphire Princess emerged on May 19,2018 from a two-week dry dock in Singapore. The ship has been upgraded with refit onboard spaces and product innovations. After finishing up a season cruising throughout Asia, Sapphire Princess departed on a 28-day voyage from Singapore to London to begin European voyages to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe including Monte Carlo, Lisbon, Brussels, St. Petersburg, and an opportunity to cruise the Norwegian Fjords during Summer Solstice.