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Fire extinguished on Costa Allegra

A fire broke out in the generator room of the Costa Allegra leaving the vessel adrift in the Indian Ocean off the Seychelles Islands. According to company reports there were no casualties from the fire as it was extinguished…

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Well this name rolls off the tongue better…sort of

Le Ponant photo courtesy of Compagnie des Iles du Ponant French luxury yacht line Compagnie des Iles du Ponant has changed its name to Compagnie du Ponant. After twenty years the Marseilles-based line felt it needed to have an easier to remember and understand name for more global recognition. Yes, it’s shorter, but why not name it something people can really remember like Pepe le cruise? Read for more…
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Pirates seize luxury cruise ship off Somalia

Le Ponant photo courtesy of Compagnie des Iles du Ponant The French three-masted sailing ship Le Ponant was hijacked by pirates on Friday morning in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia. The luxury ship was carrying 30 crew and no passengers. This is the same region where the Seabourn Spirit was attacked by rocket-propelled grenades in November 2005. Read for more details…

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