Cruise Ship Jobs - CDF Croisieres de France


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CDF Croisieres de France was founded in 2007 as a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and began operations in 2008 with it's sole ship Bleu de France (formerly Hapag Lloyd's luxury cruise ship Europa, Star Cruises' SuperStar Europa and Pulmanntur Cruises' Holiday Dream). Royal Caribbean Cruises' French cruise line - CDF Croisieres de France put 30 million euros into refurbishing Bleu de France. The ship specifically caters to French customers, with French being the exclusive language used onboard. In the winter Blue de France sails a Southern Caribbean itinerary out of La Romana, Dominican Republic and in the summer, Mediterranean cruises out of Marseilles, France.

In November 2010, CDF confirmed that they had sold Bleu de France to Saga Cruises, and operated the ship as the Bleu de France until 2012 when the line received a new ship - Horizon, which was transferred from Pullmantur Cruises. Horizon , which had previously sailed as Pacific Dream, for Pullmantur Cruises, Island Star for Island Cruises and originally as MV Horizon for Celebrity Cruises; all three brands are currently subsidiaries of Royal Caribbean Cruises.

In 2014 another ship was transfered to CDF Croisieres de France from Pullmantur Cruises - MS Zenith, which like the sistership MS HOrizon started it's career with Celebriy Cruises.

Cruise ships and itineraries:

MV Zenith: Malta registered, inagurated in 1992, 47,413 gross tons, 1,828 passengers, 620 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Marseille - France; Caribbean.
  CDF Horizon cruise ship
     
MV Horizon: Bahamas registered, built 1990, 46,800 gross tons, 1,828 passengers, 665 crew members.
Itineraries: Scandinavia, Russia out of Calais; Mediterranean and Adriatic out of Marseille - France; Caribbean out of Isla Margarita, Venezuela and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  CDF Horizon cruise ship
     










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