Trip News: March 8, 2018

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The world’s first cruise line for millennials – which intended to ban over-45s when it launches in April – has been forced to ditch its age limit just weeks before setting sail.

U by Uniworld, a new brand from the well-established cruise operator, had billed its two trendy new ships, called A and B, as strictly for 21- to 45-year-olds. They will still offer nine itineraries on the rivers of Europe, stopping in some of its hippest cities, including Berlin and Amsterdam. Only now the Baby Boomers are belatedly invited to book a place on board too, and enjoy the delights of a bar with blue-tinted lighting reminiscent of a 90s acid rave. Not to mention the below-deck polaroid selfie station.


Trip Weekly

Virgin Atlantic is the latest Delta partner to offer a basic economy fare.

Beginning this spring, the British carrier will sell what it has dubbed Economy Light fares. Like Delta’s Basic Economy, Economy Light passengers will pay the lowest available prices, but they won’t get a seat assignment until check-in and they’ll have to pay for their first checked bag. Virgin Atlantic didn’t say how much the first checked bag will cost. It also has not provided a specific date for the rollout of Economy Light fares.

The announcement of Economy Light was part of Virgin Atlantic’s broader unveiling Wednesday of branded fares in its economy cabin.


Gulf Digital News

The authorities in Dubai are mulling a plan to allow transit passengers to leave the airport and visit the city, Khaleej Times reported.

According to a proposal submitted by the Dubai Airports, transit time will become tourism time as passengers are encouraged to leave the airport to experience the city.

Dubai Media Office tweeted a video themed ‘Microcosm of Dubai’, outlining a project that proposes routes to guide passengers who are in transit in Dubai for more than four hours.


Trip Pulse

With Norwegian always making PortMiami home, the company announced a major expansion to allow an even greater commitment and evolution of the port city.

Calling the development of new ports “key to the cruise industry,” Frank Del Rio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., unveiled plans for a brand new 166,000 sq. ft terminal.

Pending final approval, which the company expects in mid-April 2019, construction will begin immediately for an opening in 2019.

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