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    Thomson Cruises Adds Ship

    Thomson Cruises Adds Ship

    Carnival Corporation announced this week that the 1,488-passenger Costa Europa, currently operated by its Costa Cruises brand, Europe’s number one cruise line, will join British travel company Thomson Cruises under a 10-year bareboat charter beginning in April 2010. Under the agreement, Thomson has an option to purchase the ship any time after five years.

    Costa Europa, which joined the Costa fleet in 2002, was one of the first ships to operate on regular cruises in the Arabian Gulf, with departures from Dubai, and the Indian Ocean out of Mauritius.

    Costa Europa originally entered service in 1986 as Home Line’s Homeric and then sailed for many years as Westerdam for Holland America. When she joins the Thomson fleet she will be reunited with two other former Holland America ships: Thomson Spirit sailed as Nieuw Amsterdam and Thomson Celebration sailed as Noordam. Costa Europa will be renamed Thomson Dream when she joins the fleet and she will sail from Palma, Majorca.

    Although the Costa Europa will be leaving, Costa is continuing to expand its fleet of 14 ships currently in service. The Italian company’s fleet expansion program is in fact presently the biggest of its kind in the world with five new ships entering service between 2009 and 2012 representing a total investment of 2.4 billion euros. The Costa Luminosa and Costa Pacifica were named together on June 5, 2009 in Genoa, Italy. In late January 2010, the Costa Deliziosa, sister ship to the Costa Luminosa, will be introduced. Two sister ships to the Costa Pacifica are scheduled to debut in 2011 and 2012.

    Over the next three years, Carnival Corporation & plc will launch 13 vessels for seven different brands.
    “While we continue to grow our business with new and exciting vessels, we are also divesting of older tonnage which allows us to offer one of the most modern, technologically advanced fleets in the cruise industry,” said Micky Arison, Carnival Corporation & plc chairman and CEO.


    Above: Costa Europa

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    hmmm . . . Something I don't see in that photo that todoay's cruisers seem to expect as a matter of course... I am either just not seeing them, or they really are not there. Give the ae of the ship, I expect it's the latter.

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    Look here people....

    I've got my very own rendering of what the Thomson Dream should look like!

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails thompson-dream.jpg  

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    Yes, you do!!

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    It only took me a few second to make, just colour changing mainly. Not the best ever but that's all we will see for a while!

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    wonder if they wll have any surprises for us?
    Guess we will just have to wait and see...

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    It's funny that I found this out today. Because yesturday I got the new Costa brochure, I was looking at the deck plans for Costa Europa and thinking how I could refit her. (I often do this, just thoughts)

    Then today I find this out, strange. I'm guessing she will be getting a refit anyway. Even if it's a very small one.

    Some ideas I had was to prehaps make the statrooms on deck 9 along the promende into Lanai Stateroom, like Holland America have done.

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    There’s a short video about Thomson’s newest ship and Flagship, ”Thomson Dream’ here:
    http://media.thomson.co.uk/asset/v00/775/979.asx

    Although it is made up of still images. Fares for 2010 are also on their web site:
    http://www.thomson.co.uk/cruise.html
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    i wonder what will happen after the recent mishap in sharm-el-sheik?
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    Me too Davy.
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