Intrav has sold its Clipper Odyssey and Clipper Adventurer ships to International Shipping Partners, a move that reflects the company's current business plan, which is to focus more strongly on the educational products offered by Intrav, such as its luxury river voyages and land and safari journeys.
Another focus will be to further develop Intrav's "Wings
Over" series, an air charter service coupled with land tours, and its
"Inventing" desk, a service that aids agents in making FIT bookings,
said Randy Durband, president of Intrav. The company is adding
Most Scheduled Departures Unaffected
Intrav will still operate small-ship cruises, even
continuing to charter the Adventurer over the next five years for the
company's highly successful
Durband says the ships did have some business blocked after those dates, but that all agents involved were contacted about the news before the press release was distributed last week.
Intrav, a division of First Choice Expeditions, acquired
Clipper Cruise Line in 1995. The company's new owner, International Shipping
Partners, is a passenger management company based in