UK-Australia liners progress

Project Orient, a venture by a group of British cruise executives including former Fred Olsen Cruises director Nigel Lingard, is still seeking a lead investor for its two proposed ocean liners that would offer a monthly service between England and Australia. The company is working with STX France on the 1,600-passenger ships, which are planned to sail from Southampton to Fremantle (20 days) and Sydney (25 days) via the Panama Canal or the Cape of Good Hope. Newly released plans for the 70,000 GRT vessels show a traditional midship funnel, tiered decks, a ...
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