Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2022

Viking’s new ocean ship, Viking Saturn, will sail three new Nordic itineraries during her maiden season in 2023. Two 15-day voyages and a combined 29-day departure will visit destinations in Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and the USA. “These new itineraries are ideal for curious travellers and trace the routes of the early Viking explorers to Iceland and other North Atlantic destinations known for their natural beauty,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. “We look forward to welcoming Viking Saturn to our fleet and to offering guests even more ways to explore this unique part of the world in comfort.” AIDA Cruises launched the first ship in the Canary Islands in March 2021, followed by the first voyages around the Greek islands in May, and has continuously expanded its range of itineraries throughout the year. The cruise line currently has seven ships offering cruises from RostockWarnemünde, Kiel and Hamburg in Germany to Norway and across the Baltic Sea, as well as in the Mediterranean from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and Corfu, Greece. More ships will return to service in the autumn and winter season, including AIDAnova taking over AIDAcosma’s voyages in the winter of 2021-2022, as well as calling at Hamburg, Germany, for the first time. AIDA Cruises will also launch two new short voyages to Norway starting on 14 and 19 December 2021, before the Christmas and New Year’s Eve voyages begin sailing from Hamburg to Gran Canaria on 22 December 2021. AIDA Cruises charts a successful return to sailing in 2021 Princess Cruises is to return additional ships to service in the USA for February, March and April 2022, sailing from Los Angeles in California, Seattle, Vancouver and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Starting between 13 February and 22 April, Crown Princess, Island Princess and Royal Princess will take guests to destinations in the Caribbean, Hawaii and the Californian coast. The three ships combined with the eight vessels that restarted service in 2021, represent 79 per cent of Princess’ total fleet. Global Ports Holding signs agreement with Kalundborg Global Ports Holding (GPH) has signed a 20-year agreement to provide services for cruise passengers at the Port of Kalundborg in Denmark. As part of the agreement, GPH will invest up to €6 million ($6.99 million) by the end of 2025 into a purposebuilt cruise terminal, subject to certain milestones. The Port of Kalundborg will be GPH’s first cruise port in the Northern European cruise port market. Located just over one hour from Copenhagen city centre, the port offers three berths for cruise ships, measuring 325, 330 and 500 metres in length. Viking Saturn to sail three Nordic itineraries in maiden season Princess Cruises to increase US itineraries in early 2022 2 1