* Uncertainty Takes Toll in Black Sea
Citing ongoing uncertain conditions in the Ukraine, Silversea has modified the rest of this year’s Black Sea cruises that were scheduled to call at Yalta, Sevastopol or Odessa.
Four sailings were affected. Silver Spirit’s July 21 sailing will remain a Black Sea cruise with Trabzon replacing Odessa. Three new nine-day itineraries (Silver Spirit on August 20 and September 29 and Silver Cloud on October 13) will replace the other Black Sea programs and focus on ports in Greece and Turkey, but they will sill call on the Black Sea ports of Constanza and Nessebur. More
* Princess Takes Delivery
Regal Princess was officially handed over to Carnival Corp/Princess Cruises today in Monfalcone and Princess wasted no time in sailing it out of the yard to nearby Trieste where it arrived just before 4pm. Princess is planning a relatively low-key celebration and preview cruise Friday, and they will mark the event of the inaugural cruise on May 20, but as we said earlier, they are saving the high-profile events for the fall when the ship arrives in the US and is christened.
Today’s departure was actually made possible by an Italian court ruling last week.
We have video of Regal Princess' arrival at Trieste here on our blog.
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