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SeaView Cruises' latest round-up of cruise news features items from Carnival, Ponant, the CLIA, Fred Olsen and Celestyal Cruises.

Coin ceremony continues Carnival Panorama countdown

image With its California debut now less than a year away, Carnival Panorama’s exterior completion was celebrated at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy in December when a commemorative coin was welded to the ship’s mast.
The 133,500-ton ship - the third in the Vista-class that includes Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon - is set to debut from Long Beach in December, becoming the first new Carnival ship homeported on the West Coast in 20 years.

Ponant’s Le Commandant Charcot also passes new milestone
image Ponant’s Le Commandant Charcot also passed a new milestone in December when her keel was laid at the Vard shipyard in Tulcea, Romania. The hybrid electric polar exploration vessel will be propelled by Liquefied Natural Gas and incorporate all the latest innovations in environmental protection.
Launch is scheduled for 2020, before delivery in 2021.

Goldstein back at the helm of Cruise Lines International Association

imageCruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has reappointed Adam M Goldstein, vice chairman, Royal Caribbean Cruises, as Global Chair, succeeding Arnold Donald, president of the Carnival Corporation. He previously held the office in 2015 and 2016.
“I’m honoured to take on this role for the second time and look forward to building on the great work that Arnold has accomplished during his time as Chair,” said Goldstein.

Fred Olsen celebrates best start to ‘Cruise Sale’

image Fred Olsen Cruise Lines cracked the million-pound sale on three days during a record first week of its Cruise Sale which began on 5 December.
Justin Stanton, sales director, said: “Customers are clearly recognising the value of our attractive ‘Cruise Sale’ offers, with almost everything included in the price.”
To date Olsen has booked more than 5,000 guests onto the 150+ cruise holidays promoted in the campaign.

McDonald back on the box, this time in the Aegean with Celestyal Cruises
imageDestination-focused specialist Celestyal Cruises will feature once again when Channel 5’s BAFTA-winning show, Cruising with Jane McDonald, airs at 9pm on 25 January.
McDonald joins the 1,200-guest Celestyal Crystal for a seven-night jaunt around the Aegean, taking part in various fun activities such as pottery and cheese making.

Posted on 17th January 2019 at 11:12 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Carnival Cruise Line | Ponant | Fred Olsen | Royal Caribbean |

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