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Scotland super-chef Nick Nairn on QE culinary cruise around Britain
imageOne of Scotland’s most respected chefs, Nick Nairn, will be joining guests on Queen Elizabeth’s first British Isles Culinary Discovery (23 June – 5 July) as it explores the regional delicacies in and around the British Isles.  Nairn, a TV personality and owner of Nick Nairn Cook Schools,  became the first Scottish chef to be awarded a Michelin Star in 1991.

Costa Cruises wins USA Today recognition

image Costa Cruises scored two placings in the annual USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. It was placed fourth in the “Best Ocean Cruise Line” category while the 2,260-passenger Costa Deliziosa was named runner-up for “Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment”.

Record cruise visits for Kiel in 2015
The port of Kiel enjoyed a record 2015 cruise shipping season, with 132 cruise ship visits compared to 127 in 2014. Twenty five different ships called, with the number of passengers who boarding or disembarking rising to 458,152, a rise of 29.4 per cent.  more than in the previous year. 116 cruise ship visits have been registered for the coming season, which begins on 25 April.

Royal Caribbean ocean conservation link with WWF
Royal Caribbean Cruises and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have agreed a five-year global partnership to help ensure the long-term health of the oceans.
They will set measurable and achievable sustainability targets that will reduce Royal Caribbean’s environmental footprint, raise awareness about ocean conservation among the company’s more than five million guests, and support WWF’s global oceans conservation work.

Koningsdam sails through her sea trials
image Holland America Line’s newbuild ms Koningsdam has returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the Italian coast. HAL’s president, Orlando Ashford,  said:  “Koningsdam is a new class of ship so everyone was eager to get the ship out in the open water for the first time. Koningsdam delivered a strong performance and is now back at the ship yard for the final phase of work in anticipation of the early April delivery.”

Posted on 1st February 2016 at 10:12 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Costa Cruises | Cunard Line | Holland America Line | Royal Caribbean |

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