Weekly transport agenda: maiden voyages
Monday 16 November 2009
Luxury train travel is returning to India and most expensive cruise ship will make its four-night maiden voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Labadee, Haiti.
India's First Private Luxury Train Sets Off
Luxury train travel is returning to India in November with the launch of the Indian Maharaja-Deccan Odyssey, the nation's first privately operated luxury tourist train. The train harkens back to Orient Express refinement, with a Presidential Suite replicating a five-star hotel room. The seven-night, eight-day inaugural itinerary starts in Mumbai and finishes in Delhi.
Oasis of the Seas Maiden Voyage
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The world's biggest and most expensive cruise ship will make its four-night maiden voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Labadee, Haiti. The 16-deck ship can accommodate up to 6,360 passengers and offers amenities such as rock-climbing, surfing and zip-lining. The €900 million extravaganza from Royal Caribbean aims to lure the firs- time cruiser.
Paris Nautical Show
Paris - Porte de Versailles
Europe's third-biggest boat show will showcase the latest models in the nautical world. More than a quarter of a million visitors are expected to attend, as are 1,200 exhibitors representing 1,400 brands. Nearly 1,500 boats will be on display, including close to 300 new models.
2nd Emirates Boat Show International
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
More than 150 exhibitors are scheduled to be present and more than 200 boats will be in the water and onshore at the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club. The show, open to trade visitors and the public, will feature multi-million dollar yachts and the latest in marine accessories and electronics.
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