Monthly Archives: May 2011

MSC Opera Detained in Port and then allowed to sail

Maritime and Coastguard Agency surveyors visited the 59,000 tonne MSC Opera on its arrival at Southampton on Wednesday to undertake a routine port state control inspection. A spokesman said: “Various defects were found which meant that the ship was not … Continue reading

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Thomson Discount Code – £50 extra off Thomson Cruises

Thomson Cruises has just released a new Voucher code for this weekend only: Save an EXTRA £50 on all winter 2011/12 & summer 2012 cruises this weekend… (Offer ends Tuesday 31st May at midnight) Book your winter 2011/12 or summer … Continue reading

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P&O Cruises welcomes Adonia on the 20th May 2011

P&O Cruises introduces Adonia, the newest addition to the P&O fleet. Designed to offer a delightful, intimate cruising experience, Adonia is their smallest, and one of our most versatile ships. Her more petite scale means she can explore ports the … Continue reading

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MSC Opera Passengers Mutiny over Power Failure

Passengers are telling how a mutiny was almost staged by the 1,700 holidaymakers, some 400 of which were British, aboard the MSC Opera on Sunday night. Passengers had been faced with food shortages, no running water or working toilets and … Continue reading

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MSC Cancels Opera May 17th 2011 Cruise from Southampton

This is an offical announcement from MSC Cruise Line: UPDATE MSC OPERA TECHNICAL ISSUE Following the technical problems to an electrical panel experienced on May 14th, MSC Opera has been towed to the port of Nynamshamn (close to, Sweden) where … Continue reading

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MSC Opera Engines Fail in Baltic

The MSC Opera, thought to be carrying hundreds of British passengers is being towed through the Baltic sea after a massive power failure. Tugs were sent to rescue the 59,000-ton MSC Opera after a blast in the engine left it … Continue reading

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Holland America Westerdam Hits Ice in Alaska

The Holland America Westerdam struck ice near Yakutat Bay last Tuesday. The Holland America Westerdam, which carries 1,916 passengers, sustained what was described as non-critical hull damage while sailing near Hubbard Glacier in Alaska. The hull of the ship was … Continue reading

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See Russell Watson and Derren Brown on P&O Cruises

The Cruise-Traveller team are pleased to announce four newly released P&O festive cruises to continental Europe Two of these P&O cruise holidays feature very special guest entertainers. Inspirational tenor Russell Watson and world renowned ‘psychological illusionist’ Derren Brown will be … Continue reading

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