Flashback in history: Sinking of SS La Bourgogne, 4 July 1898 with the loss of 549 lives

The La Bourgogne was built in 1885 at the Société Nouvelles de Forges et Chantiers de Médditerranée in La Seyne-sur-Mer, France for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique better known as the French Line. She was a sleek looking ocean liner with four auxiliary sail rigged masts and twin funnels. La Bourgogne like many other passenger ships of the era, was…

AIDA Unveils Details on New Ship Class

AIDA Cruises has announced a number of details for its next class of ships, the so-called Helios-class newbuilds, which will come in at 180,000 tons and 5,000 passengers, and be powered by LNG. The first ship will be delivered from Meyer Werft in late 2018, and launch into service for a winter in the Canary…