PORTO sold to breakers
Cruise ship has been sold to breakers in Turkey and is expected to be towed from Lisbon to Aliaga in October http://cruisedeck.de/kreuzfahrtschiff-porto-wird-verschrottet/
New Name For Former CIC cruise ship ARION
Luis Miguel Correia of “Ships and the Sea” has revealed former Classic International Cruises ships PRINCESS DANAE and ARION have just been renamed by current owner Portuscalecruises as LISBOA and PORTO. Following the demise of Classic International Cruises (CIC), four of it’s ships were bought from the creditors by 44-year-old entrepreneur Rui Alegre, who is starting a new cruise line.
ARION returns to Lisbon after six months under arrest in Montenegro
Lisbon 2013-03-15: The Portuguese passenger ship ARION returned to her home port of Lisbon today after six months under arrest in Montenegro following the colapse of Classic International Cruises. This February four ships from the CIC fleet were sold to a new Lisbon based concern and ARION was the first to be released and left the Montenegro port of Bar for Lisbon to undergo repairs in order to return to cruise service.ARION arrived at about 11 AM and was welcomed by two Svitzer tugs. The ARION is the smaller ship in the former CIC fleet. She was built in 1965 as ISTRA and purchased in 1999 and rebuilt in Lisbon when she was renamed ARION. Pictures at http://lmcshipsandthesea.blogspot.de/2013/03/arion-returning-to-lisbon.htmlUpload News