29 Nov 2007
The ship – formerly Norwegian Crown - docked on 16th November at dry dock ELBE 17 at Blohm + Voss Repair, Hamburg. She will be extended by 30.20 metres and the extra capacity will allow for an additional 186 passenger 53 new crew cabins. In addition, 60 new balconies will be added while public areas will be modified and new areas constructed.
07 Nov 2007
The vessel, which will eventually be renamed Balmoral, will sail across the Atlantic to Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH Hamburg where it will undergo an extensive refit and refurbishment. It is expected to arrive in Hamburg in 10 days time.
06 Nov 2007
Originally only offered on Black Watch cruises, for 2008-9 Civilisations will be available on selected Black Watch and Boudicca itineraries to a variety of destinations.