Belmond, the London based luxury hotel, train and river cruise operator, says it will add two luxury barges in Alsace in France next year. (cruisebusiness.com)
MV Werften signed a letter of intent with the Finnish engineering company Foreship in Stralsund today (26 Aig.). The agreement includes parts of the basic design, as well as design, purchasing and production assistance of the Crystal Cruises’ Endeavor class expedition vessels. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Princess Cruises and DMI Soundtracks announced the 14-track musical companion to the line’s celebrated show, “Magic To Do,” from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of “Wicked,” “Pippin,” and “Godspell” Stephen Schwartz, is available for digital pre-order on iTunes, with the release date on CD, digital download and through streaming services on September 9.
The itineraries range from four to six days and visit cities like Seville, Strasbourg, and Amsterdam while exploring Europe’s famous Christmas markets, attending a local Christmas Eve mass and ringing in the New Year with a festive celebration. (travelagentcentral.com)
A bear that mauled two cruise ship wilderness guides during a hiking excursion in Alaska attacked so quickly that there was little time to defend against the animal, the CEO of the cruise ship company said. (abcnews.go.com)
Picton’s success as a cruise ship destination could offer inspiration to Timaru, a tour operator says. Three cruise ships have confirmed visits to Timaru on January 12, 23, and February 12, respectively, but last summer no cruise ships visited. (stuff.co.nz)
Meteorologists and homeowners aren’t the only ones keeping an eye on a storm that could potentially threaten South Florida and the Caribbean. (local10.com)
The Joint Interim Committee on Cruise Ship Development will meet in Corpus Christi to discuss the potential benefits of establishing a cruise ship industry in South Texas. (kristv.com)
For the first time ever travellers will now be able to visit all seven new wonders of the world on one cruise holiday. The epic voyage, launched by Bolsover Cruise Club, will see travellers experience some of the world’s most exclusive hotels and cruise ships over the course of the 165-day journey.
AECO’s Annual Cruise Conference has gathered the international Arctic expedition cruise industry, government officials and other stakeholder connected to Arctic cruise tourism every year since 2003. This year the conference will take place October 12 in Oslo.
With four ports, Cyprus offers a diversified portfolio of potential cruise ship stops, starting with Limassol, the main commercial port for the country. There is also Larnaka, Cyprus’ second largest port, as well as two smaller tender ports Pafos and Latchi. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Coveted Space over Holidays Still Available, Some with Special Offers, Reports AdventureSmith ExplorationsAugust 25th, 2016
Cruises to warm-weather destinations are especially popular over the year-end holidays. Small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations, the company that brings cruise guests into intimate contact with seldom-visited shorelines around the world, reports that cabin space, some with special booking offers, is still available over this period.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to make even more of their ‘Exotic Fly-Cruise’ in 2017 with a ‘Holiday Extension’ – of two, four or five nights’ duration, pre- or post-cruise (based on a minimum of 20 participants per option) – taking in some of the world’s most spectacular natural and man-made attractions.
The Moody Blues will be joined by Alan Parsons, Jefferson Starship, Dave Mason and others for the fifth Moody Blues Cruise. To be held Jan. 2-7, 2018, the trek includes stops at Grand Cayman and Cozumel. (ultimateclassicrock.com)
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford plans to join the members of Kiss — Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer — on their fan cruise in November. (bostonglobe.com)
Antigua has made a leap forward to becoming a homeport for cruise lines, as St John’s will be one of four homes for the Spanish cruise line, Pullmantur. (antiguaobserver.com)
The city is looking to be an international cruise destination with the Mumbai Port Trust giving high priority to developing this sector under its new business plan. (thehindu.com)
The Port of San Diego’s 2016-2017 cruise season kicks off on Friday, August 26 with the arrival of the Disney Wonder. The vessel will berth at the Port’s B Street Cruise Ship Terminal, where guests will board for a 14-night repositioning cruise. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Genting Hong Kong, the rapidly expanding Asian cruise shipping group which acquired three shipyards in Germany last year, plans to developed the MV Werften yards as they are now known into a leading builder of cruise ships, Genting Hong Kong said in its first half 2016 interim result statement. (cruisebusiness.com)
Revenue from cruise and cruise-related activities increased 44.8% to US$384.0 million in 1H2016 compared with US$265.1 million in 1H2015. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced the appointment of Kristian Anderson as its senior vice president of global sales. (travelagentcentral.com)