Grand Celebration to sail Sunday from Port of Palm Beach

January 31st, 2015

Port of Palm Beach’s newest cruising option — the 1,900-passenger Grand Celebration — is set to cast off Sunday on its first cruise to Freeport, Bahamas, a spokesman for its operator confirmed Thursday. (sun-sentinel.com)

Sharjah to ride the cruise wave

January 31st, 2015

Sharjah is becoming an increasingly visited emirate. Not only from those passing along Mohammed bin Zayed Road but those arriving along the coast of the Arabian Sea or the Gulf of Oman – cruise passengers. (thenational.ae)

Cruise Shipping Miami 2015 to Feature Comprehensive Conference Program Highlighting Trending Themes and Hot Topics

January 30th, 2015

Cruise Shipping Miami 2015 is gearing up to offer the most comprehensive and robust roster of panel discussions featuring the industry’s most knowledgeable and experienced executives.

Guadeloupe Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Costa

January 30th, 2015

On Jan. 8, 9 and 10, the Port Authority marked the occasion and noted that Costa has three ships turning around in Guadeloupe this season. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Peace Boat arrives in Callao port to welcome children’s proposals

January 30th, 2015

Peace Boat arrived in Callao port to receive proposals from Peruvian children and youngsters to be later taken to the III United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Japan. (andina.com.pe)

Cuba cruise welcomes more Americans on board the Louis Cristal

January 30th, 2015

It’s never been easier for Americans to visit Cuba. Cuba Cruise now welcomes Americans on board by offering two easy ways to travel. (examiner.com)

European Shipping Week Welcomes More Keynote Speakers And Panellists

January 30th, 2015

Adam Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Pierfrancesco Vago, Chairman of CLIA Europe and Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises join an impressive list of key industry shipping personnel and EU regulators at European Shipping Week in Brussels (2nd-6th March). (shipmanagementinternational.com)

Fred. Olsen Passengers Flown Home as Cruise Cut Short

January 30th, 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines flew passengers from its stricken cruise ship Boudicca back home to the UK last night (Thursday, January 29) after being forced to cut short a cruise. (cruisecritic.com)

Miller Named Vice President of Nautical and Safety Operations for Carnival Cruise Line

January 30th, 2015

Richard Miller, who served in the U.S. Navy for more than 25 years and possesses extensive experience in shipboard and shoreside global marine operations, has been named vice president of nautical and safety operations for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Where to watch Super Bowl XLIX on your cruise ship

January 30th, 2015

Football fans won’t miss the big game when at sea. Cruise lines have plans to broadcast the Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, even on ships cruising in remote places and other time zones. (usatoday.com)

The Emeraude Readies Return to Halong Bay

January 29th, 2015

One of the most familiar sights on Vietnam’s Halong Bay is getting ready to return after completing a major, three-year overhaul. (travelpulse.com)

Costa Cruises Announces ‘March Medness’ Promotion

January 29th, 2015

Costa Cruises is offering cruises to the Mediterranean for as low as $499 per person as part of its latest “March Medness” promotion. (travelpulse.com)

Costa Unions Plan Strike for Monday

January 29th, 2015

Costa Pacifica and Costa Luminosa in GenoaFollowing the announcement that some Costa Crociere shoreside services will be consolidated in Hamburg, trade unions and employees at Costa are planning a four-hour strike on Monday, February 2. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Azamara: Delivering Destinations

January 29th, 2015

Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises, talks about his cruise line’s destination-focused experiences and more. (travelpulse.com)

AmaWaterways Celebrates Inaugural Voyage of AmaPura in Myanmar

January 29th, 2015

On Nov. 24, 2014, AmaWaterways, the world’s leading river cruise line, celebrated the inaugural sailing of its new 56-passenger all-suite AmaPura. (travelpulse.com)

Cruise Industry Aims to Capitalize on Millennial Interest

January 29th, 2015

According to a MMGY Global 2014 Portrait of American Travelers via Quartz, 53 percent of millennials are interested in taking a cruise within the next two years. (travelpulse.com)

Hurtigruten Announces Norway Five-Day Spring Sale

January 29th, 2015

The spring season sale, running from Feb. 2-6, reduces fares on the award-winning six-, seven-, 11- and 12-day classic coastal voyage on all sailings for those three months by up to 35 percent off standard prices. (travelpulse.com)

Royal Caribbean Reports 2014 Results and Provides 2015 Guidance

January 29th, 2015

Royal Caribbean Cruises today reported 2014 results and provided increased guidance for 2015. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

SeaDream Mediterranean cruise to Calabria and Puglia

January 29th, 2015

SeaDream Yacht Club’s boutique SeaDream I will make a rare visit this August to two of Italy’s most enticingly-picturesque and sought after ports for wining, dining, shopping and beach-going. (expeditioncruising.com)

Art Themed River Cruise From The Barge Lady Sets Sail in 2016

January 29th, 2015

Art lovers will enjoy the new French barge cruise from Barge Lady Cruises, with an “Impressionist and Chateau” theme. (travelagentcentral.com)

Changes at Costa – Palomba Promoted; Some Functions Moved to Hamburg

January 29th, 2015

Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group, today announced a number of changes to strengthen the leadership team and the company’s organizational structure. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Dine and Discuss with Cruise Line Decision Makers at the FCCA Gala Dinner Extravaganza

January 29th, 2015

Registration is now open for the 21st annual FCCA Gala Dinner Extravaganza, taking place during Cruise Shipping Miami on March 18, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Convenient Jaunts Or Extended Vacations: Crystal Offers Expanded Selection Of European Escapes

January 28th, 2015

Crystal Cruises is offering travelers a varied menu of conveniently scheduled itineraries through Europe, including Sunday to Sunday and seven-day voyages this summer and fall.

Seabourn Unveils Names of New Ships: Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation

January 28th, 2015

Announcing Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation – the first will launch in late 2016 and the second in spring 2018. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

New Theme Cruises From Un-Cruise Adventures for 2015

January 28th, 2015

Un-Cruise Adventures is rolling out seven theme cruises for 2015 that explore Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Alaska, coastal Washington and the Columbia and Snake Rivers. (travelagentcentral.com)

CLIA Opens Nominations for Hall of Fame Awards

January 28th, 2015

The Cruise Lines International Association has opened nominations for its eleventh annual Hall of Fame Awards. (travelagentcentral.com)

Details on Carnival Vista’s European Itineraries

January 28th, 2015

The Carnival Vista will embark on its inaugural cruise from Europe – a 13-day voyage departing Trieste, Italy, May 1 and arriving Barcelona on May 14, 2016. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary to Meet in Long Beach

January 28th, 2015

On Feb. 5 2015, Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth will meet her royal relative, the legendary Queen Mary, in a Cunard Royal Rendezvous when Queen Elizabeth docks in Long Beach for the first time ever. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

MedCruise promotes year-round cruising @Winter Cruising Forum 2015

January 28th, 2015

MedCruise members and associates were among over 150 delegates from across Europe that gathered in the Spanish port city of Cartagena for the 3rd Seatrade Winter Cruising Forum. (traveldailynews.com)

Bottega announces new distribution agreement with Interbrands USA

January 28th, 2015

Italian wine and spirits producer Bottega SpA has announced an agreement with Interbrands USA to distribute its portfolio to the cruise industry, exclusive of duty free. (moodiereport.com)

CLIA UK & Ireland to host River Cruise Weekend in March

January 28th, 2015

Following the success of the CLIA UK & Ireland Cruise Week, the association is today announcing details of its first ever CLIA UK & Ireland River Cruise Weekend taking place in March. (cruisebusiness.com)

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings opens sales office in Brazil

January 28th, 2015

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced today the expansion of its sales presence in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the establishment of a sales, marketing and reservations center to support the growing demand for cruise travel in the region. (cruisebusiness.com)