SeaView Cruises' latest round-up of cruise news features items from Hebridean Island Cruises, Princess Cruises, Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line and Fred Olsen.
Hebridean Princess in management buy-out
All Leisure Group has sold its Hebridean Island Cruises brand for an undisclosed sum to a group of of investors led by All Leisure’s Group chairman, Roger Allard. The group’s only vessel, Hebridean Princess, has been chartered several times for holidays by the Queen since the laying up of the Royal Yacht Britannia. Allard becomes chairman of the new company, HP Shipping, with fellow board members ex-Unijet boss Nigel Jenkins, travel industry accountant Chris Photi and current Hebridean managing director Ken Charleson.
Balmoral offers a Mardi Gras first for Olsen
For the first time, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines will be visiting the world-famous New Orleans Mardi Gras on an epic ex-UK adventure of the Caribbean and North and Central America setting sail from Southampton on 4 February. The 46-night adult-only cruise on Balmoral offers guests 18 ports of call, plus three full days and two overnights in New Orleans, allowing plenty of time to soak up the carnival atmosphere. Fom £3,449 per person. www.fredolsencruises.com
Norwegian Cruise Line cruises to Cuba now on sale
Norwegian Cruise Line is offering five four-day roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba in May on Norwegian Sky. The itinerary includes an overnight in Cuba’s capital of Havana and a day at Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private Bahamian island. www.ncl.co.uk
New Vista class ship to join Carnival fleet in 2019
A new 133,500-ton cruise ship, originally designated for the P&O Cruises Australia brand, will now join the Carnival Cruise Line fleet towards the end of 2019. The ship, the third in the company’s Vista class series, will be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. Carnival’s Carnival Splendor will transfer to P&O Cruises Australia when the new ship arrives. www.carnival.com
Princess Cruises offers reduced fare sailings from £499pp
Princess Cruises has announced a number of reduced fares for 2017 sailings with prices starting from £499pp. Third and fourth guests sharing the same stateroom can cruise from £99pp. The line is also offering a low 5 per cent deposit per person on a number of 2017 and 2018 voyages. Bookings must be made by 28 February to qualify. www.princess.com/holiday, 0843 374 2402
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