Back in 2008, we posted on on a new small ship cruise line, Pearl Seas Cruises, and their new ship, Pearl Mist, nearing completion. Since that time, we haven’t heard much from the cruise line or about their ship.
Fast forward almost five years, and the 335-foot cruise ship recently sailed to Maryland to be readied for her maiden cruise from Baltimore June 2014.
The original shipyard delivered the ship to the cruise line, however, Pearl Seas declined the ship, stating the shipyard had not followed specifications in the contract. The shipyard, Irving Shipbuilding, contended that it had followed the contract to the letter. A legal battle ensued over the next four years. A settlement was finally reached earlier this year. At that time, Pearl Seas Cruises took ownership of the ship, and moved it to Chesapeake Shipbuilding Inc. in Maryland to finish the ship.
The Pearl Mist will sail 7-, 10- and 11-night Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, Canadian Maritimes and New England cruises. She defines a new style of Luxury Adventure™ small-ship cruising, offering the most beautiful getaways on a brand-new luxury ship, which combines the latest and highest standards in comfort, safety, technology and communication. The Pearl Mist features oversized gracefully appointed staterooms, everyone with a private balcony and most with sliding glass doors, a spacious dining room, and various large and intimate lounges. Guests will enjoy numerous luxuries and amenities.
Look for these itineraries to appear on the Sunstone Tours & Cruises website soon. For inquiries, please contact us toll-free at 1-888-815-5428.