Charleston port officials, environmentalists disagree over viability of cruise ships at Veterans Terminal

maggio 27th, 2016

The Southern Environmental Law Center on Thursday called for the State Ports Authority to move its proposed cruise ship terminal away from the city’s Historic District and to Veterans Terminal in North Charleston. (postandcourier.com)

Innovation Driving Cruise Market Growth Globally Beyond 2016 Says a New Research Report

maggio 27th, 2016

Global Cruise Market: 2016 Edition research report talks about the industry that has evolved from a small segment of the oceanic passenger market into a complete and complex vacation business.

Disney in Dublin: Giant cruise ship makes maiden visit to capital

maggio 27th, 2016

The 300m cruise ship arrived into Dublin Port around 6.30am today as part of a transatlantic voyage from Florida to Dover, England. (independent.ie)

Silversea’s 2017 Brochure Spotlights New Silver Muse

maggio 27th, 2016

Silver SpiritSilversea has released its new 2017 Voyages and Expeditions digital brochure, including the latest information on the new Silver Muse, set to launch that year. (travelagentcentral.com)

Carnival Vista’s Cloud 9 Spa features an array of chill-worthy amenities

maggio 27th, 2016

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)The luxurious two-level Cloud 9 Spa features an array of chill-worthy amenities, including Carnival’s first infrared sauna and Hammam Chamber, as well as special “experience showers” that provide a soothing fragrance element, a large heated whirlpool, four steam chambers and a high-tech indoor cycling studio.

Aranui 5 Offers One-Of-A-Kind Excursion In Birthplace Of Tattoo Art

maggio 26th, 2016

The Aranui 5The 254-passenger Aranui 5 offers ample opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in Polynesian culture. Among the shore experiences offered throughout the voyage is the once-in-a-lifetime chance to get a traditional Polynesian tattoo by a native artist in the region known as the birthplace of tattooing.

Purchasing Opportunities and Travel Agents Added to FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

maggio 26th, 2016

Suppliers and travel agents will have a prime opportunity to increase their business with the cruise industry because some of the new features at the 23rd annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show.

A&K Redesigns its Connections European River Cruise Journeys for 2017

maggio 26th, 2016

The Amadeus PrincessAbercrombie & Kent has announced it has redesigned its Connections European River Cruise Journeys, enhancing its offerings and adding three new sailings scheduled for 2017. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Executive Compensation Breakdown: Del Rio Takes Home $31.9 Million

maggio 26th, 2016

Frank Del Rio and Kevin SheehanKey leading executives at the three major cruise companies did well in 2015, with Frank Del Rio president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, taking home just under $32 million. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

New Riverboat Debuts for American Cruise Line on Mississippi

maggio 26th, 2016

American Cruise Lines has announced its newest ship, the America, has started its inaugural season on the Mississippi River. The maiden voyage took place on May 7th as a round-trip cruise, to and from New Orleans, LA. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Football Fever on AIDA Ships for the Euro 2016 Championship

maggio 26th, 2016

From June 10th onward, all eyes in the world of football will be on France, and the guests aboard AIDA ships will be at the party too, cheering on and celebrating their favorite teams.

Cunard Announces World’s Finest Wine Cellar at Sea on National Wine Day

maggio 26th, 2016

On board Cunard’s newly rejuvenated flagship Queen Mary 2, passengers will now be able to indulge in a unique collection of 450 fine wines, including the highly sought after California Screaming Eagle at $4,500 per bottle, which is to be served by the glass for the very first time.

At Port of LA, cruise-ship security a monumental task

maggio 26th, 2016

Cruise ships are floating cities at sea that carry thousands of passengers and crew – and could be at risk from potential terrorist attacks. (abc7.com)

Cruise port Vladivostok: illusions and prospects

maggio 26th, 2016

Several calls per year is a modest reality of Vladivostok neighboring a market which boasts about a thousand of cruise routes. Roman Shchepov, Deputy Director General of Erma, exclusive agent of all cruise ships in Vladivostok throughout its international history, talks through specific features of cruise business. (en.portnews.ru)

Princess Debuts “Magic to Do: The Story Behind the Magic” Documentary Film

maggio 26th, 2016

Last fall, Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz.

CLAI Launches Samsonite Referral Program for North America Travel Agent Members

maggio 26th, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced the launch of the Samsonite Referral Program for North America CLIA Travel Agency and Individual Agent Members.

Royal Caribbean’s Empress Of The Seas Arrives Home To Miami

maggio 26th, 2016

Royal Caribbean’s Empress Of The Seas Arrives Home To MiamiMiami’s newest hometown ship, Empress of the Seas, arrived to her new homeport today (May 25) after a $50 million revitalization. The ship will set sail on her first sailing on Saturday, May 28 visiting Royal Caribbean’s private island CocoCay, Bahamas and Nassau, Bahamas.

Royal Orders Oasis Five, Two More Ships for Celebrity

maggio 26th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with STX France to build a fifth Oasis-class ship for delivery in the Spring of 2021, and two additional Edge-class ships scheduled for delivery in the Fall of each of 2021 and 2022. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Name H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco as Godmother of Seven Seas Explorer

maggio 25th, 2016

The Seven Seas Explorer (Rendering courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises)Regent Seven Seas has named H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco as the godmother of their fourth ship Seven Seas Explorer. (cruisecritic.com)

Seabourn Opens New Signature Restaurant, The Grill by Thomas Keller, on Seabourn Quest

maggio 25th, 2016

The Seabourn QuestWith a menu, wine list and ambience inspired by a classic American chophouse, The Grill is a collaboration between three-star Michelin chef Thomas Keller and designer Adam D. Tihany, exclusively for Seabourn.

Princess Cruises Offers Cruise Fares from $89 Per Person, Per Day During Red, White & Blue Sale

maggio 25th, 2016

Princess Cruises’ Red, White & Blue Sale features cruise deal savings on cruise vacations departing from North America to the Caribbean, California Coast, Mexico, Canada & New England, Panama Canal and the Hawaiian Islands.

Norfolk cruise ship terminal to be named for Pete Decker Jr.

maggio 25th, 2016

Carnival Victory in NorfolkThat giant sucking sound four decades ago was made by businesses fleeing downtown for the suburbs. (pilotonline.com)

Costa Victoria Makes Maiden Call to Vladivostok

maggio 25th, 2016

Costa VictoriaVladivostok, Russia, welcomed the Costa Victoria for the first time on May 18. It was the maiden call for the ship to the Russian port, with the ship part of a unique itinerary calling in Japan and South Korea as well. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Pearl Mist cruise ship to dock in Muskegon, bus to Holland, Mich.

maggio 25th, 2016

Pearl Mist  (Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis, Halifax NS)The Pearl Mist cruise ship, which brought visitors to downtown Holland, will not dock in Holland this summer. The city was passed over this year as a port for the cruise ship due to its docking facilities and one-lane channel, said Sally Laukitis, Holland Visitors Bureau executive director. (hollandsentinel.com)

Interview: Royal Caribbean CEO on Launching the World’s Biggest Cruise Ship

maggio 25th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)In a phone interview, Bayley spoke to Skift about the opportunities that come with a new ship, why being the biggest cruise line doesn’t really matter, pushing into new markets, and descending into the “Ultimate Abyss.” (skift.com)

Carnival Corporation Consolidates Media Planning, Buying with Omnicom’s PHD

maggio 25th, 2016

Carnival Corporation & plc announced it is partnering with PHD, a leading Omnicom advertising agency, to handle all media planning and buying for seven of its 10 global cruise brands in North America and the United Kingdom.

Six Cruises Added to Ovation of the Seas’ 2017-18 Sydney Summer Season

maggio 25th, 2016

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Another six cruises have been added to Ovation of the Seas’ Australian summer season of 2017/18, extending its Sydney home-porting by a further five weeks. The news follows last month’s announcement that extra cruises would be added to the new ship’s upcoming 2016/17 season. (cruisecritic.com)

Disney Cruise Line to Sail From New York, California and Texas in Fall 2017

maggio 24th, 2016

Disney MagicDisney Cruise Line has announced that it will return to New York, San Diego and Galveston in fall 2017 for a series of limited-time engagements. (travelagentcentral.com)

MedCruise Partners with Lufthansa Group Airlines for Odessa Event

maggio 24th, 2016

As part of this partnership, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS agreed to offer discounted rates to those traveling to Odessa for the 48th MedCruise General Assembly being held in June. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Saga extends VIP travel service to 2017 river cruises of 14 nights+ booked online by June 30, 2016

maggio 24th, 2016

Saga Travel - The Johannes BrahmsSaga guests sailing on 2017 river cruises of 14 nights or more can enjoy a door-to-door VIP travel service if they book online by June 30, 2016.

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Releases Explorations Brochure 2016/2017

maggio 24th, 2016

The National Geographic Quest is currently being built in Seattle and will make her first voyage on 26 June 2017Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has released its 2016/2017 Explorations brochure that offers adventure seekers extraordinary small-ship expeditions, showcasing over 50 itineraries including new highlights such as Wild Alaska Escape and Big Picture Alaska. (expeditioncruising.com)

Strong Growth Delivers Record New Zealand Cruise Passenger Numbers

maggio 24th, 2016

A record 66,152 New Zealanders plied the world’s oceans on a cruise holiday in 2015 with a 10 per cent leap in passenger numbers helping to make the country one of the world’s top performing markets, according to a new report released today.