6 APRIL 2020


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APRIL CRUISE ISSUE: The cruise ships. Where are they?

The first Monday in the month is normally the BTN cruise issue.  Hopefully by May we might have something positive to say.  We had planned for P&O Iona preview.

This is a list of cruise ships popular with the British market and were due ex-UK voyages this spring?  Nobody knows when they might be active.

Please do find time to view a video from the CMV flagship Columbus which this morning was due to berth at Malta for a technical stop.  Guests on board, still in a holiday mood, are in for a nasty shock when they eventually reach Tilbury!  https://vimeo.com/403311191 Look for 2 minute 25 secs plus.

If your ship is not on this list BTN would be delighted to add to the website and highlight.  Any more details welcome.  Deep sea ships only.   info@btnews.co.uk  Please credit BTN if used for your own reasons. 

Once bookings are firmly open for the balance of the year we plan to report on the splendid Saga Spirit of Discovery and also with something different Le Champlain, one of the new Explorer class of ship coming on stream from Ponant, the French cruise company.   Spirit of Discovery arrived at Southampton just before the crisis and featured in ON TOUR 17 February

Seabourn added 13 April.

Seabourn  www.seabourn.com/en_US.html
Odyssey  Offshore Barbados to Speightstown at Anchor
Encore   Enroute Darwin to Columbo ETA 17 April
Sojourn  Holding at Benoa (Bali)
Quest Caribbean sea to Barbados at anchor
Ovation   Offshore  holding at Piraeus (Athens)


Azamara www.azamara.co.uk
Pursuit Off Bimini Islands (slow towards Miami?)

Celebrity www.celebritycruises.co.uk
Apex Saint Nazaire  (Due for delivery)
Silhouette At sea north of West Palm Beach

CMV www.cruiseandmaritime.com
Amy Johnson Joins fleet April 2021
Astor Bremerhaven
Astoria Tilbury
Columbus Due Tilbury 14 April
Magellan Tilbury
Marco Polo Bristol Avonmouth
Vasco da Gama En route to Cape Town due 13 April

Crystal www.crystalcruises.co.uk
Serenity Singapore
Symphony Singapore

Cunard www.cunard.com
Queen Elizabeth At anchor off Gladstone Queensland
Queen Mary 2 Due Southampton from Cape Town 11 April
Queen Victoria Southampton

Fred Olsen www.fredolsencruises.com
Balmoral All at Rosyth across the river from Edinburgh
Black Watch

Hebridean www.hebridean.co.uk
Princess Port Glasgow

Southampton – Moored in Solent

MSC www.msccruises.co.uk
Preziosa At anchor off Bridgetown, Barbados

Norwegian www.ncl.com
Bliss Miami
Encore Miami
Escape Nassau
Star Miami anchorage

Oceania www.oceaniacruises.com
Marina Miami

P&O Cruises
Arcadia Due Southampton mid-April
Aurora Dover
Azura Southampton
Britannia Southampton
Iona delayed, not yet in service
Oceana Dover
Ventura  Southampton

Princess www.princess.com
Regal Princess Great Isaac Bahamas

Regent Seven Seas www.rssc.com
Explorer Freeport Bahamas

Royal Caribbean www.royalcaribbean.com
Allure of the Seas English Channel bound for Southampton due 11 April
Anthem of the Seas Miami

Saga https://travel.saga.co.uk/cruises.aspx
Sapphire  Tilbury
Spirit of Discovery Tilbury

Scenic www.scenic.co.uk/ocean-cruises
Eclipse  Santos Brazil

Silvesea www.silversea.com
Silver Spirit En route from Darwin to Port Elizabeth due 16 April

Viking www.vikingcruises.co.uk
Jupiter North Atlantic, due Portsmouth 18 April
Star Tilbury

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