28 Nov, 2017

MV/BERLIN undocks in Rijeka

COLUMBIA Cruise Services successfully completes 8 dry dockings in three month without  delays As per schedule the MV/BERLIN entered the Viktor Lenac Yard in Rijeka (Croatia) on the 30th of October. Within the last three weeks the 37-year-old vessel under COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) Full Management underwent a technical overhauling and minor refits of passenger […]

23 Nov, 2017

COLUMBIA Cruise Services official IAATO member

COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) joins international organization advocating and promoting the practice of safe and environmentally responsible travel to the Antarctic Founded by seven private tour operators in 1991, the “International Association Antarctica Tour Operators” (IAATO) connects today over 100 member companies from all over the world. Besides providing an expertise-forum to the Antarctic travel […]

3 Nov, 2017

Marella Discovery 2 – Renaming completed in less than 40 hours

Thomson Cruises, the UK’s third largest cruise line, just announced their rebranding to Marella Cruises. Hand-in-hand with the rebranding, all vessels will be renamed and wearing the Marella Cruises brand (Marella is of Celtic origin and means “shining sea”) in combination with their name from now-on, proudly on their bow. COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS), being […]

16 Oct, 2017

MV/BREMEN one of the first passenger vessels “Polar Code” compliant

In close cooperation with the vessel’s owner and cruise operator Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) succeeded to complete the “Polar Code” compliance for the 4-star expedition vessel MV/BREMEN, certified by the class society DNV-GL. The International Code for Ships operating in Polar Waters, ratified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), defines specific requirements in […]