Orient Lines Slashes 2009 Pricing, Rates Reflect Economic Common Sense


CELEBRATION, FL – Orient Lines has preemptively revamped its rate structure in response to the current financial crisis. With the market proving resistant to many of the usual remedies, the line’s owner, savvy entrepreneur Wayne Heller, has launched a new “Leadership Pricing” initiative, with 11-day Europe cruises priced from just $1,799 per person, based on… [Continue Reading]

Orient Lines Debuts 2009 Europe Cruises Aboard Marco Polo II


Celebration, FL, Aug 27 – Amalfi, St. Tropez, Mykonos, Mallorca, Monte Carlo and Santorini, just their names alone evoke romantic images of the picture-perfect summer holiday. In 2009, Orient Lines will visit all of them in addition to a host of new ports in the Baltic, Black Sea, British Lake District, Croatia, North Cape and… [Continue Reading]

Traditional Style Cruising Makes a Comback with Orient Lines Marco Polo II


If you are a frequent reader of this site you know that I have a deep affection for the traditional style cruising like the ones I enjoyed in the late 70’s and early 80’s. My definition of this type of cruise is one on a ship with less than 1000 passengers, where the … [Continue Reading]

Orient Lines Reborn: Marco Polo II


CELEBRATION, FL, Aug 20 — Orient Lines, the destination cruise specialist founded by British cruise and tour entrepreneur Gerry Herrod in 1992, and which was recently acquired by another cruise industry visionary, Wayne Heller, is preparing to set sail in 2009.
The “new” Orient Lines earlier announced plans to acquire vessels rich in history and character… [Continue Reading]