MSC Seaside Heads For Miami – Other Cruise News: Cruise Passenger Growth At Montreal – Hamburg-Süd Ships To Drop Passenger Trade

by Kevin Griffin

As MSC Cruises’ new MSC Seaside, first of a new class of cruise ship heads for her christening by Sophia Loren in Miami next week, we have a look at her on board offering. Montreal meanwhile reports a record cruise season, with 114,517 visitors. And Maersk Line’s December 1 acquisition of Hamburg-Süd sees the latter’s cargo ships leaving the passenger trades.




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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sub Antarctic Islands of New Zealand & Australia with Ponant in 2019

Le Champlain, one of Ponant four 184-berth Explorer class expedition ships  (Artist impression)A voyage to the Sub Antarctic Islands provides the perfect opportunity for bird watchers, wildlife photographers and nature lovers to observe in close-up the extraordinary density and variety of bird and marine life found on and around this scattering of remote islands lying to the south of New Zealand and Australia. (expeditioncruising.com)




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Indian government rigorously working to promote cruise tourism; here’s what it is doing

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, usually sees its population take a ferry or a cruise on weekends to travel within the country. The network of canals has been designed in such a manner that people find it convenient to traverse the length and breadth of the country using water transportation. (financialexpress.com)




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MSC and PortMiami Officially Inaugurate New Terminal F

MSC Cruises together with PortMiami have marked the completion of the new Terminal F at PortMiami. The new terminal will serve as the homeport for the MSC Seaside as well as the MSC Divina. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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UK: Portland Port Gives Donation To Castletown D-day Centre

2017 has been a record breaking year for Portland Port’s cruise business, with the port receiving its greatest number of cruise ships and passengers to date. The Port invests a lot of time and energy into making the cruise calls as successful as possible.




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Quark Expeditions Names Ed Bonner as Vice President Product

Quark Expeditions has announced the appointment of Ed Bonner as Vice President of Product. In this newly created position, Bonner will oversee Quark Expeditions’ growth plans, leading all product, brand strategy and customer experience activities. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Surge in cruise visitors for Cromarty Firth, Scotland

Highland businesses have had a major boost in tourism after Scotland’s busiest cruise port recorded an increase of more than 53,000 passengers to the north. The Port of Cromarty Firth welcomed 151,078 cruise travellers on 93 ships to Invergordon and the Highlands since the season began in April. (pressandjournal.co.uk)




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Cunard Hosts World Premiere of 20th Century Fox Film’s “The Greatest Showman” on board Queen Mary 2

Luxury cruise line Cunard and 20th Century Fox Film partnered to host the world premiere of “The Greatest Showman” on the greatest ocean liner, Queen Mary 2, while the ship was docked in New York today. This was the first time a Hollywood movie premiere took place on a passenger ship.




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Costa Atlantica to Homeport in Shenzhen for 2018

Costa AtlanticaCosta Crociere is making a big deployment move in China and announced earlier this week the Costa Atlantica will now homeport in Shenzhen starting in late January and continuing for the rest of 2018. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Carnival Introduces New Boarding Passes

Carnival Cruise Line has new boarding passes, now clearly showing arrival appointments for guests heading to their embarkation ports. “Arrival appointments are capacity controlled and have been designed to ensure the smoothest check in experience for our guests…” (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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SES Connectivity for Dream Cruises

The World Dream  (Courtesy Meyer Werft)The new World Dream, sailing for Genting’s Dream Cruises brand, is featuring connectivity powered by SES Networks, according to a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Miami’s Cruise Industry Gave $23,500 to Senator Who Stopped New Cruise Tax

The Norwegian Epic at MiamiNext time you see a cruise ship at PortMiami, consider this: Because of a loophole in the U.S. tax code, the companies that rake in billions of dollars each year selling cruises to Kid Rock fans and spring breakers pay no corporate income tax. (miaminewtimes.com)




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Celebrate The Festive Season On The High Seas With World Dream

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” on board Asia’s newest luxury cruise ship World Dream this December! Transforming into a Winter Wonderland of fun, a delightful range of Christmas and New Year’s activities, seasonal dining selections, enlightening enrichment sessions and the ever-popular Little Dreamers programme on board World Dream will spread festive cheer to guests of all ages.




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After Repairs, Silver Cloud Arrives in Antarctica

The Silver Cloud Expedition (Artist impression, courtesy Silversea)The Silver Cloud, Silversea Cruises’ newly refurbished expedition ship, has arrived in Antarctica after performing repairs in Puerto Madryn. The Silver Cloud was forced to cancel its first expedition voyage to Antarctica before Thanksgiving due to a mechanical malfunction that forced the ship to return to Puerto Madryn. (travelagentcentral.com)




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Alaska: Petersburg assembly plans work session on cruise ship fee

Petersburg’s borough assembly plans to hold a work session on the possibility of charging a passenger fee for cruise ships visiting the borough. Some assembly members want to look into the possible new source of revenue that could fund some dock and harbor improvements. (kfsk.org)




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Princess Cruises invites underprivileged children onboard in Singapore

Princess Cruises has continued its tradition of inviting underprivileged children onboard its premium cruise liner to kick-off the homeporting season in Singapore. Over 60 children from the Lakeside Family Service Centre and Beacon Primary School as well as their family members visited the Sapphire Princess for a day and enjoyed a ship tour. (https://eturbonews.com)




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Cunard to Broadcast LIVE Red Carpet from “The Greatest Showman” World Premiere on Flagship Queen Mary 2

On Friday, December 8, luxury cruise line Cunard and 20th Century Fox will host the world premiere of “The Greatest Showman” on flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 while docked in New York. Cunard will broadcast the red carpet event LIVE from the ship in real-time with a Facebook livestream, giving viewers an opportunity to be part of the first major Hollywood film premiere on a passenger ship.




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Princess Cruises Anniversary Sale Offers Up to $600 Onboard Spending Money on Cruise Vacations to All Destinations Sailing from Summer 2018 through Spring 2019

The Princess Cruises Anniversary Sale running now through Feb. 14, 2018, offers up to $600 onboard spending money per stateroom on select cruises and cruisetours sailing to all destinations departing Summer 2018 through Spring 2019.




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