Tour organisation targets zero emissions

Norwegian-based European Cruise Service (ECS) is experiencing strong growth and is seeing the results of targeted work within a zero-emission strategy. “We have persisted in our strategy of delivering quality services and investing in the electrification of our transport services. This has paid off with [Read more...]

2023-09-15T20:25:39+00:00 September 15th, 2023|Marketing|

Foreship expands UK presence

Foreship has relocated its UK subsidiary to larger premises and appointed Tuur Killaars as Senior Sustainability Specialist. These moves have been made in a dual response to the volume and scope of enquiries being dealt with by the naval architect and marine engineering firm one [Read more...]

2023-09-15T20:08:14+00:00 September 15th, 2023|Marketing|

Swedish co-operative gets regulatory nod to start cruise business

The Swedish Competition Authority has approved Gotlandsbolaget and Viking Line’s plan to jointly develop a cruise business. They had earlier announced the forming of a joint company to develop and offer cruises utilising ‘Birka Stockholm’ between Stockholm/Mariehamn and Stockholm/Mariehamn/Visby. The business transaction’s completion and the [Read more...]

2023-08-29T13:09:23+00:00 August 29th, 2023|Marketing|

Crystal relaunches under new ownership

On 31st July, Crystal was officially relaunched under the new ownership of A&K Travel Group, as ’Crystal Serenity’ sailed following a multi-million dollar refurbishment programme. Departing on her inaugural voyage from Marseille, the cruise line's largest vessel accommodates 740 guests and is the first of two ships to return [Read more...]

2023-08-15T18:27:56+00:00 August 15th, 2023|Marketing|

Viking Line and Gotlandsbolaget to operate cruise vessel

Viking Line and Gotlandsbolaget (Gotland Co) are to form a joint venture to develop and operate cruises utilising ‘Birka Stockholm’. She will operate cruises between Stockholm/Mariehamn and Stockholm/Mariehamn/Visby. Gotlandsbolaget acquired ‘Birka Stockholm’, ex ‘Birka Paradise’ in March, 2023 for €38 mill and has now agreed [Read more...]

2023-08-15T18:23:59+00:00 August 15th, 2023|Marketing|

Cruise Baltic looks towards tomorrow

Cruise Baltic recently launched a new strategy, ‘Responsible Cruising’, which has been endorsed by more than 30 ports and destinations in the Baltic area. Its aim is to define the sustainable cruise tourism of tomorrow, while re-establishing cruising to exceed pre-pandemic levels and increasing knowledge [Read more...]

2023-08-13T15:38:25+00:00 August 13th, 2023|Marketing|