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Hybrid ferry on Norwegian fjords

ABB powers futuristic hybrid ferry on Norwegian fjords

ABB is providing integral technology to one of the most innovative ship designs ever seen on the Norwegian fjords. The ferry will couple its striking appearance with ABB’s cutting edge maritime hybrid solution. The vessel’s concept has been named “Vision of the Fjords”. ABB has supplied a compact and lightweight version of the award winning Onboard DC Grid system that ...

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“We will rock you” Playing cruise ship horn!

Playing “We will rock you” with a cruise ship horn!

The MSC Splendida played the songs “We Are The Champions”, “We Will Rock You” and “Seven Nation Army” on its horn while leaving Hamburg heading for Rotterdam on May 1, 2015. The horn of such ship can be heard at over 10 miles and was sure to wake up almost the entire city! more info …. msccruises.com by Nicolas Saugnac

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U.S. Coast Guard Searching for Overboard Passenger from Carnival Cruise Ship

U.S. Coast Guard Searching for Overboard Passenger from Carnival Cruise Ship Near Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a woman who reportedly fell overboard Wednesday from the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship approximately 27 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas. Missing is Rina Patel, 32, from Interlaken, New York, the Coast Guard has confirmed. The Coast Guard says it received notification from the Carnival Ecstasy crew that a 32-year-old woman was reportedly seen ...

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2 killed after tour boat capsizes off Antalya

2 killed after tour boat capsizes off Antalya

Marine and harbor teams on Sept. 3 have rescued 84 people and found the bodies of two people missing from a tour boat that was capsized off Antalya after being hit by a strong storm. A total of 84 people who became stranded on the tourist boat “Kurt C” when it capsized on its way back to Antalya’s old town ...

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Galapagos Islands Cruises Launches Tours

Rainforest Cruises Launches Galapagos Islands Tours

Amazon River cruise specialists, Rainforest Cruises, have left the jungle for the first time with the launch of a handpicked selection of cruise tours in the Galapagos Islands. Rainforest Cruises’ range of boutique boats includes catamarans and pirate-style sail ships that are environmentally friendly and exclusive, with space for 16 passengers or fewer. The Galapagos Islands itineraries range from four to ...

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Journey to Antarctica

Journey to Antarctica Aboard a 466-Foot Superyacht

No longer polar opposites, luxury and Antarctic exploration have become synonymous thanks in part to International Nature and Cultural Adventures (INCA) and its Across the Southern Ocean experience. The exclusive 18-day expedition—taking place December 18 through January 4, 2017—will depart from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, and travel to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, the South Shetland Islands, and the ...

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8 Reasons Why Small Ship Adventure Cruising is Perfect for Families

Small Ship Adventure Cruising

Taking the children on a small ship expedition cruise to an exotic destination is a no brainer when it comes to a one-size-fits-all family vacation. So explains cruise expert Todd Smith, founder of AdventureSmith Explorations and speaker at the upcoming TMS Family Travel Summit in South Walton, FL. “Our emphasis on small ship expedition cruises and land-based wilderness adventures aims ...

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Piriou’s Yersin

250-Foot Explorer Yacht

This 250-Foot Explorer Yacht Puts Every Corner of the Globe Within Reach Piriou’s Yersin, the 250-foot expedition yacht that made its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, is the first yacht from the French shipyard. The yacht’s owner, Francois Fiat, chose the yard because he wanted a boat that would be as robust as the commercial vessels Piriou has built ...

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Oceanwide Expeditions

Oceanwide Expeditions announces new departures to the Ross Sea in Antarctica

Oceanwide Expeditions announces new departures to the Ross Sea in Antarctica The Netherlands – After successful exploration runs in 2013 and 2015 the Dutch polar cruise company Oceanwide Expeditions has announced two new expeditions to the Ross Sea in 2017. The ice-strengthened vessel “Ortelius” will be accommodated with helicopters for the two Antarctica cruises, sailing from the South American continent ...

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The Queen Mary 2 Remastered

The Queen Mary 2 Remastered

Queen Mary 2’s redesigned Britannia Club Balcony staterooms and all-new Britannia Single staterooms will offer passengers more options and a more elegant, modern stateroom experience. Fresh design schemes and fine details will pay tribute to the original Queen Mary’s iconic art deco heritage while keeping this grand ocean-liner at the forefront of luxury. During her extensive 25-day refit at the ...

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