SEATTLE -- Following
the official closing of its purchase by Britains First Choice,
Clipper Cruise Line sold two of its ships -- half its fleet -- to
Cruise West, the small-ship cruise line based here. The acquisition
brings Cruise Wests fleet to 10.
As Cruise West
vessels, the 138-passenger Yorktown Clipper and the 102-passenger
Nantucket Clipper will sail their previously announced 2006 Clipper
itineraries, which includes voyages along the eastern seaboard, the
Great Lakes, the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico and Central
Cruise West will
keep the names of the ships the same for the 2006
Clipper Cruise Line
retains the Clipper Odyssey and the Clipper Adventurer.
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