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    Is Arctic the future for the cruise industry??:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemica.../#5d7af3e24191

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      If you missed out on the Captain's in Cadiz, make sure you are there for the Four Fred'd in Funchal in 2020:
      https://www.fredolsencruises.com/captains-in-cadiz

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        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
        If you missed out on the Captain's in Cadiz, make sure you are there for the Four Fred'd in Funchal in 2020:
        https://www.fredolsencruises.com/captains-in-cadiz
        Is it just my computer, but I couldn't open the link, nor could I open the cruise-line's main website either.

        Was this the same photo as the one which was shared in Maasmondmaritime Newsletter - the one without a single Norwegian Captain?
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        The link seems to work today - that was a really nice video to watch. Love the truly special view of these four ships together..... pretty astonishing indeed!

        Even better, they plan to do it again in 2020 too!
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          Viking Cruises is finally getting into the US river cruise market (maybe??):
          https://www.workboat.com/news/passen...RUbEEifQ%3D%3D

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            I would like to share this interesting video about Premier Cruise Line and it's demise.

            Are there anyone on this board that has ever sailed with this cruise line or have any experience with them?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aiKA52ucUc
             
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              Which is best Cruise Port, Singapore or Hong Kong??:
              https://aseancruising.com/hong-kong-...-cruise-ships/

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                10 Cruise ships in Funchal, Madeira this New Year: https://www.madeiraislandnews.com/20...years-eve.html

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                  Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                  10 Cruise ships in Funchal, Madeira this New Year: https://www.madeiraislandnews.com/20...years-eve.html
                  This has become quite a tradition - cruise ships gathering here on that day.
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    The first of the three Expedition Cruise ship for Hapag-Lloyd is scheduled to be delivered from Vard Langstein this April.
                    One novelty these ships will have is a Study Wall:
                    https://www.tuigroup.com/en-en/media...gital-learning

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                      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                      The first of the three Expedition Cruise ship for Hapag-Lloyd is scheduled to be delivered from Vard Langstein this April.
                      One novelty these ships will have is a Study Wall:
                      https://www.tuigroup.com/en-en/media...gital-learning
                      Never heard of the concept "study wall", so it will be interesting to see once it's up and running.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        Viking Cruises has had an explosive development and no plans to slow down:
                        https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/c...expansion.html
                        10 more of the 930 pax size Oceangoing cruise ships, 2 Polar Expedition ships and entry into the Mississippi River Cruise market is already in the works.
                        What next??

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                        • Ralf__
                          Ralf__ commented
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                          They grew up similar fast in the River Cruise business. Founded in 1997, they own now about 60 ships! The company is based in Switzerland, and the river ships were financed with German money (KfW-IPEX bank). Don't know about financing of the Ocean fleet.

                          Owner is Torstein Hagen. Here some information from Wikipedia:
                          Hagen was born and raised in Norway. He earned a degree in physics at the Norwegian Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1968.
                          Hagen was a consultant, and later partner, for McKinsey & Company in Europe, helping to bring Holland America Line back from near-bankruptcy in 1974. In 1976, he became CEO of Bergen Steamship Company (Bergenske Dampskibsselskab), and then became CEO of Royal Viking Line from 1980 to 1984. He joined the board of Holland America Line in 1985, and later served on the board of Kloster Cruise. In the early 1990s, he acquired a 27% stake in Royal Nedlloyd, a Rotterdam-based shipping company, becoming the biggest shareholder. He sold his shares several years later at a loss. Then he founded Viking River Cruises.

                        • ombugge
                          ombugge commented
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                          Viking River Cruises now control 50% of the European river cruise market according to that article.

                        A new cruise ship unlikely to come to a port near you anytime soon:
                        https://cruisefever.net/cruise-line-...one-mile-long/

                        PS> I think this has been featured here already.

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                          Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                          A new cruise ship unlikely to come to a port near you anytime soon:
                          https://cruisefever.net/cruise-line-...one-mile-long/

                          PS> I think this has been featured here already.
                          I remember seeing a lot of "news-stories" about the Freedomship all across Internet decades ago, as well as in magazines of all sorts.

                          She came to live every other year, and I was surprised that this "old and outdated" news again has resurfaced.

                          They even had a website before... it's still up and running: http://freedomship.com

                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                            Originally posted by pakarang View Post

                            I remember seeing a lot of "news-stories" about the Freedomship all across Internet decades ago, as well as in magazines of all sorts.

                            She came to live every other year, and I was surprised that this "old and outdated" news again has resurfaced.

                            They even had a website before... it's still up and running: http://freedomship.com
                            Yes indeed you did, right here on CVF among others: http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...8-freedom-ship

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