Top 4 News Articles in Baltic and Fjords Cruises List of cruise news articles updates on Baltic and Fjords Cruises thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.iglucruise.com 2019-03-26 Star Clippers To Offer First Ex-UK Cruises Star Clipper, the tall ship cruises specialist, have announced plans to bring the 170 passenger Star Flyer to the UK in 2012. This will be the first time a Star Clipper ship will cruise from the UK for the first time since the vessel's launch in 1991, as part of the cruise line's first ever season sailing to the Baltic.

From Summer 2012 the Star Flyer will cruise to and from Southampton, Hamburg, Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. The Star Flyer will be in Southampton on 5th May and 1st September 2012, with the cruise line expecting the four mast ship, modelled on a 19th century clipper, to attract plenty of attention.

Highlights of the Star Clippers 2012 summer season include:

  • Star Flyer departs Southampton on 5th May for a five-night voyage to Hamburg, via Amsterdam. A unique chance to sail on a genuine tall ship from a British port, with two days at sea included, on which there will be plenty of chances to relax on the teak decks, learn about the wind, stars and navigation or even help the crew hoist the sails.
  • On 25th August, 2012, Star Flyer will sail from Hamburg to Southampton on a seven night voyage via Amsterdam, Ijmuiden, Antwerp and Zeebrugge, presenting another chance to sail up the Solent in one of the most dramatic-looking ships afloat.
  • On 1st September, the head-turning square rigger departs Southampton once more, prior to sailing to Lisbon and on to Malaga, from where she will operate five seven night cruises in the Mediterranean prior to her transatlantic crossing back to her winter base of Costa Rica. This will be bookable in sectors, for which prices will be announced shortly.

The 2012 summer season is already looking exciting, with these stunning tall ships gracing the coastline, and as reported earlier, the Celebrity Eclipse retuning for a third year with new destinations on offer.

Written by Troy McGuire
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Cruise holidaymakers focused on 'culture and scenery'
Penny Guy, a spokesperson for the Passenger Shipping Association, has revealed that typically sought-after destinations including the Caribbean continue to be in style, alongside newer locations such as Baltic and Fjords cruises.

Miss Guy said: "We have the traditional popular spots of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Northern Europe and the Baltic are proving particularly popular as well.

"There's a lot culture in those areas and beautiful scenic views so they're drawing customers."

The spokesperson added that among the benefits for holidaymakers of taking a cruise holiday is that they have little to sort out, as accommodation, food and entertainment is all provided, alongside the opportunity to visit a range of destinations.

"Cruising is certainly holding its own in this difficult economic climate because of that value proposition that it offers," she concluded.

A report earlier this year from the Passenger Shipping Association revealed that the Mediterranean is the favourite cruise destination for British holidaymakers.

Written by Chris Smith

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http://www.iglucruise.com/news/cruise-holidaymakers-focused-on-culture-and-scenery-_a19283494 2009-07-31
Cruise ship offers best chance to view Norway's natural scenery
Travelbite has revealed that there are many "unspoiled landscapes" in Norway and that a cruise ship offers the chance to witness the Norwegian coastline and its range of islands.

Meanwhile, if a holidaymaker opts to leave their cruise ship to get a better view of the country they will have the chance to head into locations such as quaint fishing villages and view old lighthouses.

There are also opportunities to enjoy activities including scuba-diving, canoeing and swimming with killer whales, according to Travelbite.

The website added that Norway is a destination that is suitable for travellers "with a variety of tastes and preferences", due to its natural scenery and city attractions.

Those looking to head to Norway can do so through a number of cruise operations including P&O Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Among the seven world heritage sites in Norway are the Urnes Stave Church, the West Norwegian Fjords and the rock carvings at Alta.

Written by Chris Smith

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http://www.iglucruise.com/news/cruise-ship-offers-best-chance-to-view-norway-s-natural-scenery_a19260738 2009-07-10
Norwegian Spirit to cruise the Caribbean from New Orleans
The liner will drop anchor in New Orleans and run week-long Caribbean cruise holidays to the western Caribbean until April 2008.

"We are thrilled with the commitment that Norwegian Cruise Lines has shown our city and that the company will return in 2007 with Norwegian Spirit," said Gary LaGrange, president and chief executive officer of the Port of New Orleans.

Currently, Norwegian Spirit is showing guests the sights and sounds of Bermuda, St Thomas and the British Virgin Islands from its home port off New York, offering exciting Caribbean cruise holidays to those who wish to indulge.

Norwegian Spirit can carry almost 2,000 passengers on its Caribbean cruise holidays, offering 600 oceanview staterooms, 65 per cent of which have balconies overlooking the beautiful ocean.

Norwegian Cruise Lines' itineraries for its Caribbean cruise holidays from New Orleans will include stops in Belize City, Santo Tomas, Guatemala and Costa Maya, among others.

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http://www.iglucruise.com/news/norwegian-spirit-to-cruise-the-caribbean-from-new-orleans_a17141735 2006-06-09