Welcome to Cruise Talk the Internet's most popular
discussion forum dedicated to cruising. Stop by Cruise
Talk anytime to post a message or find out what your fellow passengers
and industry insiders are saying about a particular ship, cruise line or
>>> Join Our Cruise Club.
Latest News...At 1300 hours (local time), Wednesday May 15 2013, a ceremony to mark the keel laying of the largest cruise ship ever built for the British market will take place at the Monfalcone shipyard of Fincantieri near Trieste, Italy. The 141,000-ton cruise ship will enter service in 2015....
Latest News...Windstar Cruises, a leader in yacht-style cruising, announces the debut of its new all-suite yacht, Star Pride, and the 2014 Pride Voyage Collection. The new voyages open for sale today, and feature four new itineraries exclusive to the all-suite yacht...
Latest News....Carnival Triumph departed Mobile, Ala., on May 8th under its own power bound for Freeport, Bahamas, to enter a dry dock facility where final repairs and shipboard operating enhancements will be completed, along with implementation of a variety of new Fun Ship 2.0 features. The ship arriveed at Grand Bahama ....
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ambassadors International, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMIE) announced today that its subsidiary Ambassadors International Cruise Group has selected V.Ships Leisure to manage the vessel operations of Windstar Cruises following its acquisition which is anticipated to be completed in April 2007.
David Giersdorf, President of Ambassadors International Cruise Group, stated, "We are looking forward to utilizing the services and resources of V.Ships to support our effort to deliver the iconic Windstar experience to our guests and enhancing the ability of our officers and crew to achieve that goal. With the support of V.Ships, we will continue to operate Windstar as the award winning, luxury cruise line that everyone knows it to be."
Lorenzo Malvarosa, CEO of V.Ships Leisure, added, "We are happy to support the operation of this exceptional fleet. Ambassadors International and V.Ships Leisure share the same commitment to quality, service and excellence vital to this particular segment of the market."
Under the agreement, V.Ships Leisure will provide services which include insurance, deck, engine and hotel crew management, port operations, procurement and technical and hotel operations.
Windstar Cruises (www.windstarcruises.com) sailing under the banner of its appropriate tag line "180 Degrees From Ordinary," was created with the vision to offer an alternative to the typical cruise or resort vacation. The 312-passenger Wind Surf is joined by the 148-passenger sister ships Wind Spirit and Wind Star. A new era in luxury cruising was pioneered by Windstar Cruises, and Ambassadors International and V.Ships are committed to refining and enhancing the vision of the Windstar Cruises line.
About Ambassadors International, Inc.
Ambassadors International, Inc. is a cruise, marine, and travel and event company. The Company operates Majestic America Line, a North American river and coastal cruising company. The Company is also a global provider of construction and consulting services to marina owners. In addition, the Company provides travel and event services. The Company is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. In this press release, any reference to "Company," "Ambassadors," "management," "we," "us" and "our" refers to Ambassadors International, Inc. and its management team.
About V.Ships Leisure
V.Ships Leisure is the passenger ship management arm of V.Ships (www.vships.com), the largest business unit within the V.Holdings group of companies. V.Ships is the world's largest provider of ship management services to a fleet of over 900 vessels encompassing most ship types. It is an international company with 68 offices located in 26 countries employing 1,600 office and 24,000 sea-going staff. V.Ships Leisure is the leading provider of third party management services to the cruise, ferry and yacht industries. The current ownership structure of V.Holdings is 50/50 Close Brothers Private Equity and more than 100 of its directors.
[ 02-27-2007: Message edited by: joe at travelpage ]
Ultimate Bulletin BoardTM 220.127.116.11
Ultimate Bulletin BoardTM 18.104.22.168
More Vacation & Cruise Specials...