Another new cruise line plans to enter the industry under the name of Norwegian Cruise Company. It intends to start operations in 2019 with an ultra-luxury boat of 180 guests and 120 crew, specially designed for the firm. The tourism brand and product will be expedition / luxury, the segment that as we mentioned in Cruise News, is having the highest growth in the world cruise. Project planning began last year, according to Ulf Henrick Wynnsdale, the company’s CEO. “The investigations we have seen at market points point towards smaller vessels,” the executive told Cruise Industry News. “It will be a more adventurous product, and at the same time, ultra-luxury, a segment that still does not have much capacity.” Initial plans include the construction of up to six ships between 2019 and 2020. Obviously all the journalists asked ourselves if M / Y Caroline (such as the name of his future first boat) was the mysterious ship that will be built in the VARD Shipyard, of which they had not told us the name of the owner (see note). However, Wynnsdale said “No, that is not ours,” adding that other shipyards had enough available capacity to build and deliver in 2019 and 2020. The company has already signed a series of letters of intent with various entities. The ships will be ready for polar operation. “We want to have flexibility to go anywhere, and when a ship is being built, the addition of polar class is not as significant in an agreement,” said Wynnsdale. “It is too early. In our itineraries will be included the polar regions in which we see that demand is maintained. ” The luxury boats will have 90 suites, ranging from 36 square meters each. Wynnsdale added he saw the scenic eclipse as the closest competitor. The company is based in Oslo and an operation is already being prepared in Miami.
The very British Cunard Line launched yesterday, and opened the reservations, for its first themed ocean liner dedicated especially to the pairing of food and wine, which it has called Food & Wine Festival, on board it its flagship, the Queen Mary 2. It will depart from Southampton on June 7, 2020, will arrive in New York on the 14th of the same month, and during navigation, travelers will be able to participate in cooking demonstrations, wine pairing sessions, and many activities that will be led by food and beverage experts. International level When presenting the cruise, the shipping company highlighted the stellar participation of Chef Michel Roux Jr, owner of the restaurant ** Michelin Le Gavroche of Mayfair (London, United Kingdom), who will be leading a series of dinners at The Verandah restaurant and a Gala dinner in three steps to be served at the Britannia Grill. Roux Jr. will be joined by Le Gavroche's executive chef, Rachel Humphrey, in cooking demonstrations, conferences and question and answer sessions along the ocean crossing.
We will soon have all the information on our web section La Coruna Tours for Cruisers about the scheduled cruise stops for the new year 2020.