Travel News: October 23, 2018

Eleuthera Bahamas

Titanic Replica to Set Sail in 2022
Travel Pulse

Fans of Rose and Jack will have an opportunity to experience their own Titanic journey in 2022.

A replica of the RMS Titanic was first announced in 2012 but was suspended due to financial constraints. Now that the financial issues have been resolved, the owners Blue Star Line announced that work on the luxury Titanic II has continued.

More importantly, the ship will set sail on a two-week maiden voyage in 2022 from Dubai to Southampton.


Wow Air to end Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis service
Travel Weekly

The Icelandic budget carrier Wow Air will end service from its Reykjavik hub to Cleveland, Cincinnati and St. Louis by early January.

The carrier began each of those routes this spring as part of a six airport U.S. expansion. While Wow will continue its three other new routes — to Dallas, New York Kennedy and Detroit — its gamble on mid-sized Midwest markets didn’t pay off.

“Unfortunately, the routes did not achieve the profit targets set,” Wow vice president of communications Svana Fridriksdottir said in an email.


Fast-growing MSC Cruises reveals plans for a new ‘ultra-luxury’ division

The battle for well-heeled cruisers is about to heat up.

Fast-growing MSC Cruises on Thursday revealed plans to add a new “ultra-luxury” division that will compete in the space currently dominated by such lines as Silversea Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.


Disney Cruise Line Gets Preliminary Approval for Port in Bahamas
Travel Pulse

Officials in the Bahamas have issued tentative approval for Disney Cruise Line’s plan to construct and operate a cruise port on the island of Eleuthera.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the project would be developed by a Walt Disney Co. subsidiary and built on a 746-acre piece of land the company already agreed to purchase. The plans call for the building of “a pier, shops, marina, restaurants and walkways through nearby forests and around salt ponds.”

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