Ambassadors Buys Executive Explorer

Ambassadors International said its wholly owned subsidiary, AmbassadorsCruise Group, LLC, has acquired the deluxe, 49-passenger vessel, ExecutiveExplorer, for $2.5 million. The Executive Explorer was launched in 1986 by GlacierBay Cruiseline (which has ceased operations) and has, in the past operated within Alaska, Hawaii and other West Coast locations. David Giersdorf, President and COO of Ambassadors Cruise Group, said the Executive Explorer would become the sixth U.S.-flagged cruise vessel in its fleet. There is no word yet, however, on where the ship might sail. That said, the line has many choices as the ship's U.S. flag status give it the right to operate—as does NCL America—operate island-to-island within Hawaii or, alternatively along any U.S. mainland or Alaska coastline without the need for a foreign port call, should Ambassadors opt for those types of itineraries.

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