NewsBrief: Cruise Ship Delayed By Storm, Windstar To Asia & Arabia, Samana Is Out

Caribbean Princess Tour (4-27-2013) 001Cruise Ship Delayed By Major Storm

Due to a major storm moving through the southern end of the UK, the Crown Princess has been forced to remain in Southampton for at least one night. The line has decided to keep the Crown Princess in port due to very strong wind, gusts, and waves. According to Princess, the line may be forced to hold the ship in Southampton until at least Monday night. So far, the Crown Princess has dropped Le Havre from her current itinerary. At this time, a revised itinerary has not been scheduled for the Crown Princess.

FreshCruiser Windstar 2Windstar To Asia & Arabia

Windstar Cruises has announced that their newest motor yacht, Star Pride, will debut a season in┬áSoutheast Asia & Arabia in the fall of 2014. Windstar will be offering 5 unique itineraries calling in “small ship ports” throughout Asia, Arabia, and India. Highlights on these itineraries include Luxor, Egypt; the Suez Canal, Mumbai, India; Phuket, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Hong Kong. All 5 itineraries are now on sale from Windstar.

Samana Is Out

According to a report from the Royal Caribbean Blog, Royal Caribbean has quietly dropped Samana, Dominican Republic from its itineraries next year. Samana had originally been scheduled as a port of call on for Quantum of the Sea’s Caribbean itineraries, but has now been removed. Royal Caribbean follows Norwegian Cruise Line, who also recently dropped Samana from their itineraries, in making this decision.

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.