Just like sports stars swapping team jerseys, cruise ships are traded between companies and re-fitted with a new company logo. The latest draft, the 1,790-passenger Norwegian Majesty (of NCL) is now being owned and operated by Louis Cruises. The ship set sail on Friday under its new name, the Louis Majesty, and will be sailing a series of cruises in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, and North Africa. Prior to its launch, Louis Majesty underwent a routine refurbishment including a complete overhaul on the spa, new lounges, a renewed deck space, and new furnishings to tone down NCLs flashy colors. Although many of the early itineraries are already sold out, there is space on a number of winter sailings at discounted rates including the 9-day voyage, which sails on January 23 starting from $685 (marked down from $1,420). The ship embarks from Genoa Italy, and will call in France, Libya, Tunisia, Italy, and Malta.
For more information on the new ship, visit www.louiscruises.com.