Originally scheduled to set sail June 27th, Hurtigruten’s 530-passenger Roald Amundsen finally embarked on its revised maiden voyage from Tromsø, carrying 211 passengers.
Not all European Union initiatives are well thought out. An EU-funded program created back in the 1980s to get Greek fishermen to scrap their traditional fishing boats (“kaikia”) now threatens Greece’s seafaring heritage. Organizations pitted against the destruction have launched the #savekaikia movement to save this irreplaceable fleet. According to the news from the South Aegean […]
Norwegian Cruise Line today revealed that Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, the award-winning Spanish artist, created the hull artwork for the fourth and final ship of its Breakaway-Plus class, Norwegian Encore, debuting in Miami in November 2019.
UNIWORLD Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced they will launch a new Super Ship, the SS Maria Theresa, in the Spring of 2015.
Carnival Cruise Lines is apparently sailing away from Europeans headed to more profitable distant shores. Blaming rising airfare costs and other market problems in Europe, the cruise giant has decided to port Carnival Legend in Australia rather than in Barcelona and the Med.
1. Costa Concordia One of the most well-known, recent disasters, it ran aground and partially sank, with over 4000 passengers on board. 24 died and 64 were injured while 7 remain missing. The situation was handled badly, with the captain downplaying it to delay evacuation. The ship then developed a list which seriously hindered the […]
Argophilia is all about the love of the journey, and what journey imaginary or real could be more poignant than a Mediterranean cruise? And since we are destined for dreams, what about a cruise aboard a real ship, a legend, the 80+ year old windjammer Sea Cloud. Talk about a journey, Jason of Argonaut fame himself would fight for the chance.