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SeaView Cruises' latest round-up of cruise news features items from Hapag-Lloyd, Silversea, Costa Cruises, the Port of Kiel and Fred Olsen.

Bremen among first passenger ships to receive Polar Ship Certificate
expedition ship Bremen Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ expedition ship, MS Bremen, has become one of the first passenger ships in the world to receive the Polar Ship Certificate which will be mandatory for ships operating in the polar regions. The rest of the fleet will meet the same requirements by next year’s Arctic season. The Polar Code is intended to increase the safety of ships and pay greater attention to environmental protection. www hl-cruises.com

It’s Silversea showtime for London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
London'sA brand new signature production show, Grande Amore, will soon premiere on the stages of Silversea’s five ships. Themed around the world of opera, the show will feature all-new musical tracks recorded exclusively for Silversea by London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The songs will be performed live by the Voices of Silversea ensemble. www.silversea.com

WeChat introduced on Costa Atlantica in China
Costa Atlantica Costa Cruises is launching a new WeChat program on its Costa Asia fleet in China. Using the country’s leading online social communication platform, Chinese guests will be able to enjoy hassle-free mobile payment and enhanced onboard experiences. The service kicked off on Costa Atlantica on Saturday (2 September).

Kiel chalks up 350th call by MSC
MSC Fantasia in Kiel
MSC Fantasia arrives at the Ostseekai from St Petersburg in Russia on Saturday (2 September) to clock up the 350th visit by an MSC cruise ship to the port of Kiel. MSC cruise ships have been calling at the port of Kiel regularly for 12 years. Rhapsody was the first to call on 4 September, 2005.

Party in Rio with Fred Olsen in January and save £1,400 per person
cruise ship Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is kick-starting 2018 in style at the world-renowned Rio Carnival, on an epic 46-night South America with Rio cruise on Balmoral, with savings of up to 30 per cent. Book by 18 October for the adult only cruise from Southampton on 23 January and an interior room will cost £2,999 per person, cutting £1,400 off the original brochure price. www.fredolsencruises.com

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