Costa has introduced its newly-established “Costa Crociere Foundation”, an independently-run organization, whose goal is to improve the social and environmental conditions in the communities in which Costa Cruises operates. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
First is our Southampton Arrival video, “Quantum of the Seas Sets Sail: First Stop, Southampton UK” which focuses in on the gracious welcoming of Quantum at her first port of call – Southampton, UK.
AOL announced the launch of “Laughs on Deck,” a new branded series in partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines starring George Lopez who serves as the cruise line’s curator of comedy. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The new production shows will feature live singing complemented with musical tracks recorded exclusively for Silversea by such renowned artists as London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Norwegian Cruise Holdings Ltd.’s pending acquisition of Prestige Cruise Holdings, parent of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises, is expected to close in mid-November. (travelpulse.com)
Disney is partnering with the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) on a land-based development that will accompany an already underway expansion of the Tortola cruise ship pier. (travelpulse.com)
Costa Diadema, the new flagship of Costa Cruises, left Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard (Venice), where she was built, to reach Trieste. (travelagentcentral.com)
Eight Holland America ships are offering sailings to Europe in 2015 ranging from seven to 50 days. The 62 cruises highlight three new itineraries, four maiden calls and overnight visits to 21 cities. (travelagentcentral.com)
With Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines, retiring at the end of November, and no top executive at Royal Caribbean International since Adam Goldstein was promoted, the two biggest, most profitable brands in the cruise industry have empty posts at the top of the pyramid. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines, will retire at the end of November. Now 63, Cahill has been at the helm of the cruise line since 2007. (cruisecritic.com)
MSC Cruises and the LEGO Group have joined forces to bring children and families the ultimate LEGO Experience at sea, including LEGO designed playrooms and entertainment options. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
It’s farewell season in the Caribbean as several cruise ships are operating their final winter program in the sunny islands. (travelpulse.com)
As another sign of the Caribbean revival and the strength of the regional cruise market, the port of San Juan has just released the latest, impressive passenger number for the July-September period. (cruisebusiness.com)
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has posted a strong increase in net profit for both the third quarter and first nine months of the year and it is on track to achieve its 2014 growth target. (cruisebusiness.com)
For this coming season, the Guadeloupe Board of Tourism has announced a renewed effort to ensure friendly taxi drivers. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The management of MS “Deutschland” mbH has today made the request for the opening of voluntary administration proceedings in accordance with German Insolvency Act to the local court Eutin. (cruisebusiness.com)
Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, has arrived in Southampton, UK, from Germany this evening (29 Oct.). (cruisecritic.com)
In recognition of the cruise industry’s efforts to preserve the marine environment, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has awarded CCLIA with NAMEPA’s 2014 Marine Environment Protection Association Award.
Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam achieved a perfect score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The 11 package offerings combine a European Celebrity sailing with an Amras Cruises river journey on the Danube, Rhine, Rhone or Seine rivers. (cruisecritic.com)
Le Havre has gone from zero calls in 2012 and 2013 to 55 river cruise calls this year and numbers are still climbing, according to Valerie Conan, marketing manager Le Havre Tourism Office.
The Ananda, after 18 months of construction, is now cruising as it prepares for its official launch with paying customers on Nov. 15. (travelpulse.com)
The Rhode Island-based tour operator is offering two-for-one airfare with select departures for savings of up to $1,600 per couple. (travelpulse.com)
Effective October 27th, 2014 Dr. William Heymann, Medical Director for MHG Medical Management Services, assumed the role of Chairman for the American College of Emergency Physicians Cruise Ship Medicine Section. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
From April to October 73 cruiseships visited Gothenburg carrying 110,000 visitors and generating about SEK60m (E6.5m) in tourist revenue for the city. (cruiseeurope.com)
September and October have been extraordinary months for Vigo with calls reaching 19 and 15 respectively, passenger numbers 40,000 and 42,500 and crew numbers 15,700 and 17,000. (cruiseeurope.com)
An investment fund and two directors of Hurtigruten ASA, the listed company that operates the Norwegian coastal express ferry service between Bergen and Kirkenes plus expedition cruises, plan to bid NOK2.94 billion for all the shares in the company. (cruisebusiness.com)
Following the success of its initial four-night cruise itinerary from the Chinese city of Yantai to destinations in South Korea, next month Bohai Ferry will launch its second route, from Shanghai to Taiwan, on its only vessel Zhong Hua Tai Shan. (cruisebusiness.com)
Norwegian Cruise Line has been named “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards for the second consecutive year. (europe.etbnews.com)
The Minister of Health says that a walk-through thermal sensing unit is to be purchased for the Falmouth Cruise Ship Complex in Trelawny as part of the Government’s Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities. (jamaicaobserver.com)
Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services has announced that Laura Vlad, previously Regional Director Asia, has taken the new role of Director Worldwide Product Development Shore Excursions. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – the majestic ‘Aurora Borealis’ this winter on its ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruises aboard either Boudicca or Black Watch.