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SeaView Cruises' latest round-up of cruise news features items from Regent Seven Seas Cruises, P&O Cruises, Victoria Cruise Lines, Fred Olsen and Cunard.

Princess Charlene’s christening date with Seven Seas Explorer
Princess CharlenePrincess Charlene of Monaco is to officially christen Regent Seven Seas Explorer at the black-tie gala inaugural event in Monte Carlo on 13 July that will feature a 40-minute musical performance by world-renowned Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli. www.rssc.com

P&O Cruises celebrates World Gin Day
image More than 10,000 gin lovers will be celebrating World Gin Day tomorrow (11 June) on board P&O Cruises ships with its Great British Gin Menu. Available across seven ships, The Great British Gin Menu serves up 20 of the country’s finest gins from small, artisan brands such as Tarquin’s Dry Gin (Cornwall) to the tried and tested Bombay Sapphire. www.pocruises.com

New Victory Cruise Lines to begin Canada and Great Lakes Sailings in July
Victory
The new Miami-based Victory Cruise Lines is set to begin sailing from Montreal to ports in Canada and on the US Great Lakes in July, with further plans to sail Florida-Cuba itineraries starting in November. Victory Cruise Lines plans to operate the renovated 5,000-ton Victory 1 (above), formerly the Saint Laurent,  on cruises from three to 14 days in length. www.victorycruiselines.com

Six wins in a row for Fred. Olsen in 2016 Group Travel Awards
image For the sixth year in a row Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has once again been crowned “Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups” by readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine in its 2016 Group Travel Awards. Ellie Fulcher, Olsen’s head of group sales, said: “We are so thrilled that our efforts have been recognised in this significant way.” www.fredolsencruises.com

Cunard partners with luxury lifestyle brand Aspinal of London
image Passengers on Queen Mary 2 will soon be enjoying a unique and indulgent retail experience with the partnership of Cunard and high-end lifestyle brand Aspinal of London. The co-branded Cunard and Aspinal collection on board will feature one of Aspinal’s most iconic items, their refillable travel journal. Mariya Dykalo, Aspinal’s creative director, said: “Our co-branded collection is exclusive to Cunard and only available on their ships, which makes the collaboration even more special.” www.cunard.com www.aspinaloflondon.com

Posted on 10th June 2016 at 12:14 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Cunard Line | Fred Olsen | P&O Cruises | Regent Seven Seas |

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