13.9.2007: Royal Caribbean starts new cruise line dedicated to French market

Continuing its expansion in Europe, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced today it is launching a new cruise brand, CDF Croisières de France, committed to the French market. The new brand will begin sailing its first ship, Bleu de France, in May, 2008, after the ship has completed extensive renovations and undergone a cultural transformation wholly adapting the brand experience to French tastes. The new line will operate one ship initially when it begins operations. The 376-cabin ship was the former luxury liner Europa when it was owned by Hapag Lloyd. Currently, it is Pullmantur's Holiday Dream. As the flagship of the new brand, Bleu de France will benefit from a €30-million overhaul, significantly altering many of the ship's public spaces, guest accommodations, entertainment venues and dining options. The onboard experience of Bleu de France's guests will be totally French, from cuisine to entertainment to decor. French will be the language used on the ship as well. The ship will sail a Mediterranean itinerary, departing from Marseille, France, starting in Spring, 2008. It will shift to a Caribbean routing, sailing out of La Romana, Dominican Republic, beginning in Winter, 2008-2009.

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23.1.2007: Star Cruises’ casino deal and share placement send stock sharply higher
23.1.2007: Kronprins Harald sold to Ireland for 44 million euro
21.1.2007: NEWBUILDING UPDATE: Orchestra joins MSC fleet in May 2007
21.1.2007: NEWBUILDING UPDATE: Emerald Princess sails through sea trials
21.1.2007: Disney Cruise Line returns to U.S. West Coast for 2008
19.1.2007: RCCL prices 1.0 billion euro notes at 99.638%
17.1.2007: Tallink almost trebles interim profit
16.1.2007: Macau casino magnate said to seek 10% Star Cruises stake
16.1.2007: Star fails to shine in India
16.1.2007: Silver Shadow sets off on first World Cruise
16.1.2007: Cunard renaissance gains momentum with lion’s roar
13.1.2007: AIDAdiva to leave Meyer Werft 10 March
12.1.2007: Copenhagen invests €30 million to expand cruise port
10.1.2007: Almaco wins refrigeration system order for Genesis
9.1.2007: Celebrity names third Solstice-class ship
8.1.2007: Three companies appoint fleet commodores
8.1.2007: Viking Line and Tallink stage leap in profit
8.1.2007: Marioff to supply Hi-Fog system to Genesis
5.1.2007: Celebrity and master chef Michel Roux part ways
4.1.2007: No trans fats on Royal Caribbean
3.1.2007: Carnival Corp signs letter of intent for new ship for P&O; Cruises
28.12.2006: Costa to increase its presence in Dubai
27.12.2006: Royal Caribbean names third Freedom-class ship
27.12.2006: easyCruise to relocate to Athens
19.12.2006: Louis charters Orient Queen to German companies
18.12.2006: Carnival takes up option for second 130,000 ton newbuilding for CCL
17.12.2006: Carnival and TUI plan join venture to operate Aida and TUI Cruises
14.12.2006: Celebrity expands Celebrity Expeditions, adds Celebrity Quest
13.12.2006: Veolia eyes Moroccan and Algerian ferry companies
12.12.2006: Costa confirms its option with Fincantieri
12.12.2006: Carnival confirms talks with TUI but declines to unveil subject
6.12.2006: MSC Poesia’s keel laid in St Nazaire
5.12.2006: Pakistan joins cruise league as Dubai service starts
5.12.2006: Holland America launches new campaign to “reach emerging consumers”
1.12.2006: Louis almost doubles nine month pre tax profit
29.11.2006: Island Cruises reported to plan doubling fleet
29.11.2006: DFDS Seaways and Fjord Line in headwinds
29.11.2006: UK cruise market matches 17% growth forecast 2006
28.11.2006: Norwegian Pearl joins NCL fleet
28.11.2006: Delphin reported to have signed LOI for 34,000 gross ton newbuilding
23.11.2006: RCCL strengthens UK team with air/sea manager
22.11.2006: Silja Line becomes Tallink Silja
20.11.2006: Royal sponsor for new Hurtigrute ship
20.11.2006: Celebrity cancels cruise due to pod trouble - again
14.11.2006: Oceania buys fleet after $400 million debt offering
14.11.2006: Royal Caribbean finalises Pullmantur purchase
14.11.2006: Princess to hold simultaneous namings for Emerald Princess and Royal Princess in Santorini
13.11.2006: NCL forecasts 1% net revenue yield drop in final quarter
13.11.2006: P&O; Cruises, Cunard and Ocean Village scoop UK awards
10.11.2006: Star Cruises rights issue to raise $200 million to part fund NCL expansion
10.11.2006: Aker Yards wins order for two plus two 62,000 gross ton ropaxes from Stena
9.11.2006: Eurodam for Holland America Line
9.11.2006: Fred. Olsen appoints Space to redesign Balmoral interiors
7.11.2006: Aker Yards prepares for growth in France, Finland
6.11.2006: Conover named Seabourn President, CEO
4.11.2006: RCCL third quarter net profit falls to $345.4M
2.11.2006: cruise industry reports double-digit growth
31.10.2006: Royal Caribbean receives antitrust approval on Pullmantur purchase, announces ship swap
1.11.2006: Norwegian Cruise Line confirms its megaship order
31.10.2006: Silversea "breaks the mold"
27.10.2006: Rosie O'Donnell named godmother of Norwegian Pearl
26.10.2006: Carnival returns to New Orleans
26.10.2006: Aker Yards 3rd quarter result below ambitions
25.10.2006: Seabourn's Natahsohn suffers fatal heart attack
24.10.2006: Kathy Ireland named Carnival Freedom godmother
24.10.2006: Panama approves canal expansion
20.10.2006: Carnival PLC has underperformed FTSE 100 but outlook positive
20.10.2006: DNB NOR raises RCCL price target
19.10.2006: Four cruise lines order Azipods for newbuildings
19.10.2006: Seabourn Cruise Line orders two new ultra-luxury ships
19.10.2006: Antonini sees intensified competition from Asian yards
19.10.2006: Norwegian Pearl leaves drydock at Meyer Werft
19.10.2006: Ferry operators discuss reinventing service concept
19.10.2006: Interferry forum discusses security
16.10.2006: NCL ship is first to homeport in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina
16.10.2006: RCI unveils Rhapsody of the Seas’ itineraries in South Pacific
16.10.2006: TUI rumoured to face break up or takeover
12.10.2006: Piraeus could be cruise hub of the Eastern Med, tourism head says
12.10.2006: Dubai forecasts 30,000 passengers in 2007
12.10.2006: Aker Yards Lorient wins order for small ferry
11.10.2006: First plate cut for Celebrity Solstice
11.10.2006: J P Morgan, Matrix analysts bearish about Carnival
9.10.2006: Pearl Seas Cruises signs contracts to build two new ships
9.10.2006: UK holiday market worth £97 billion
9.10.2006: MSC Cruises’ offer reflects Caribbean gloom
5.10.2006: Herculean project to cut emissions proposed by Wartsila and MAN
5.10.2006: Kelvin Hughes introduces wide screen bridge
4.10.2006: Credit Suisse, UBS: mixed views about Carnival
4.10.2006: P&O; Cruises Australia forecasts 150,000 passengers in 2008
4.10.2006: Cunard veteran Captain Paul Wright to assume command Queen Victoria
3.10.2006: Aida Diva deck plans unveil exciting details
4.10.2006: Newbuilding planned for Viking Line’s Kapellskar-Mariehamn route
3.10.2006: SMM set new attendance record
2.10.2006: Fincantieri first half profit rises to €60 million
2.10.2006: Viking allows also second XPRS option to lapse
2.10.2006: Aker Yards signs lifecycle service agreement
30.9.2006: Oceania Cruises “is not for sale”
29.9.2006: AIDAdiva floated out at Meyer Werft
29.9.2006: Wartsila to power Project Genesis
26.9.2006: Wärtsilä to retrofit Royal Caribbean's gas turbine ships
26.9.2006: Wärtsilä engines for Solstice-class
25.9.2006: Dresdner raises Carnival 2007 earnings estimate
25.9.2006: Holiday Kreuzfahrten out of business
23.9.2006: Alaska tax certified
21.9.2006: Carnival shares rise more than 5% on better than forecast interims
21.9.2006: Carnival Corp & PLC third quarter profit rises to $1.23 billion
20.9.2006: NCL unveils marketing campaign
16.9.2006: KONE delivers elevators to the Genesis-class
15.9.2006: Carnival stock seen heading north
16.9.2006: RCI returns to Asia with Rhapsody in December 2007
15.9.2006: Carnival expected to post higher interims on 21 Sept
15.9.2006: Interim loss deepens at Color Group
15.9.2006: Higher volumes help Viking Line to profit
14.9.2006: US judge dismisses rogue wave class action motion
13.9.2006: Turku university launches course to train fitting out specialists
13.9.2006: ABP invests in future growth of Southampton cruise business
12.9.2006: Star Cruises signs global distribution agreement with Amadeus UK
7.9.2006: Norwegian Cruise Line to build up to three new cruise ships
6.9.2006: DFDS Seaways in two cruise ferry deals
31.8.2006: Royal Caribbean acquires Pullmantur
31.8.2006: Crystal invests $23 million in Symphony refurbishment
29.8.2006: Alaska tax faces hurdles
28.8.2006: Construction begins for the UK's largest cruise ship
25.8.2006: Navigator lifts RCI bookings in UK by 29%
25.8.2006: P&O; Cruises to refurbish Oriana
24.8.2006: Carnival comments potential impact of Alaska cruise tax initiative
23.8.2006: Alaska cruise tax approved
23.8.2006: Construction of the MSC Orchestra progresses at Aker France shipyard
22.8.2006: Hamworthy acquires German desalination plant maker
22.8.2006: EasyCruise and Louis in franchise agreement
21.8.2006: Fred. Olsen to base new ship in Miami
17.8.2006: Carnival Freedom to launch 7-night cruise from Miami in November 2007
16.8.2006: TTS buys Schat-Harding from Umoe
15.8.2006: Star Cruises’ shares rise on interims
15.8.2006: Financials drag Star Cruises to the red
15.8.2006: NCL Corporation cuts yield rise forecast to 3% from 5%
15.8.2006: Caribbean continues to soften - Veitch
14.8.2006: KONE supplies elevators for three Solstice-class vessels
14.8.2006: Carnival reorganizes its operations department
9.8.2006: Aker Yards reports record operating profits
6.8.2006: Liberty of the Seas floated out at Aker Yards
28.7.2006: RCCL lowers guidance after second quarter dip
21.7.2006: Finland wants to ban all discharge waste water into Baltic
11.7.2006: NCL is the first cruise line to offer cell phone service fleetwide
3.7.2006: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines names fifth ship
3.7.2006: Cunard's Commodore Warwick to host final voyage after 36 years of service
3.7.2006: Stena to lengthen two ropaxes
26.6.2006: Fred Olsen expands regional cruising
22.6.2006: Carnival launches fleetwide mobile phone service
19.6.2006: Newest MSC Cruises vessel delivered today
19.6.2006: Cruise Critic stays ahead of the storm, introduces the Hurricane Zone
19.6.2006: First block for the Norwegian Gem
16.6.2006: Carnival reports second quarter earnings
15.6.2006: Cruise industry associations, CLIA and ICCL, to merge
15.6.2006: Carnival Corporation & Plc orders new ships for Costa, AIDA
12.6.2006: Tallink acquires Silja
11.6.2006: Royal Caribbean's Legend and Splendour to be based at new Latin homeports
6.6.2006: Norwegian Spirit to homeport in New Orleans in 2007 – to return New York spring 2008
5.6.2006: Royal Caribbean steps up its worldwide security efforts
1.6.2006: Hurtigruten interims improve but loss in sight
31.5.2006: The U.K. cruise market to grow to 1.5 million passengers by 2008
30.5.2006: Century sails after $55 million makeover
30.5.2006: Koja Marine delivers HVAC systems for Project Genesis
26.5.2006: Fred. Olsen owners to invest up to $130 million for their new ship
26.5.2006: Pacific Dawn to highlight P&O; Cruises' 75th anniversary
25.5.2006: MSC Cruises expands in Northern Europe
25.5.2006: Star Cruises sells Norwegian Crown to Fred. Olsen
25.5.2006: Cunard Line's Queen Victoria keel laying ceremony takes place in Italy
24.5.2006: Norwegian Wind to be renamed as SuperStar Aquarius



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