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News: RMS St Helena sets sail for final time

The RMS St Helena, affectionately known as the RMS, made an emotional departure from St Helena Island earlier, following 27 years of dedicated service to the islanders. The RMS’ departure followed a true St Helenian style programme of farewell events. Island residents came out in the hundreds to say their goodbyes to the crew and the ship. The programme started on Tuesday evening with a special Thanksgiving Service at St James’ Church. Governor Lisa Phillips had declared a public holiday on February 9th and many people used the occasion to…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail from Rosyth for sea trials

The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier has left its home port for the first time. HMS Queen Elizabeth – one of two new carriers being built at Rosyth dockyard in Fife at a cost of more than £6bn – is to begin sea trials. The ship passed under the Forth Bridge just before midnight. It is the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy. The flight deck alone is the size of three football pitches. Once in service the ship can operate with a crew of 1,000 and 40…

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The Ritz-Carlton Sets Sail: The First Luxury Hotel Brand to Offer a Bespoke Yacht Experience

Photos Credit: The Ritz-Carlton Company The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc. just announced its entry into the luxury yachting and cruise industry. Setting sail in 2019, the The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, will begin providing luxury hospitality service and style in custom-built luxury yachts, set to travel to unique destinations around the world.  This announcement represents a unique foray into the cruise industry for the luxury hotel operator. The first of three lavish cruising yachts in this series is scheduled to take…

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