Pearl Seas Cruises joined the Cruise Lines
International Association on Oct. 6, becoming its 20th member, said
Terry Dale, president and CEO of CLIA.
Pearl Seas Cruises,
an offshoot of small-ship operator American Cruise Lines, announced
in late September that it signed contracts to build one 165-person
luxury cruise ship that would enter service in July 2008 and one
210-passenger vessel that would enter service in June
agencies are widely regarded as the consumer's very best resource
when planning a cruise vacation," said Pearl Seas Cruises President
and CEO Charles Robertson in a statement.
lines collectively represent 97% of the cruise capacity marketed in
Pearl Seas will offer
cruises starting in 2008 in the Canadian Maritimes, Newfoundland
and New England, before repositioning to the Caribbean later that
"The line's new ships
will offer vacationers a new choice in the luxury segment of the
market," said Dale in a statement. "Moreover, the itineraries will
showcase some of the Western Hemisphere's most desirable coastal
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