Luminaries from the arts and fashion, including Cate Blanchett, Susan Sarandon and Calvin Klein, fired off an open letter to Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Ministry of Culture Dario Franceschini. (blogs.wsj.com)
Princess Cruises is offering the ultimate cruise deal with the Suite & Balcony Bonus Sale, running July 22 – August 19, on select cruises.
AmaWaterways announced the debut of its 2015 Europe, Russia, Asia & Africa brochure. The new brochure introduces three new ships, a new destination, and unique new theme cruises, as well as the return of the line’s popular wine and Christmas markets sailings. (cruisebusiness.com)
Carnival Cruise Line added three new 10- to 12-day cruises departing in winter 2015 and visiting destinations throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. (travelagentcentral.com)
Star Cruises has announced changes to its upcoming deployment, with some significant tweaks heading into the 2014/2015 season. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Un-Cruise Adventures released a new printed brochure detailing adventures through April 2016 in Alaska, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Hawaiian Islands, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington and British Columbia. (travelagentcentral.com)
World-renowned peace and human rights crusader Archbishop Desmond Tutu will bring an especially intimate perspective of South Africa, and the world, aboard Crystal Cruises’ March 13, 2015 voyage through Tutu’s African homeland.
Eleven new overland are among more than 60 extended mid-voyage excursions Silversea Cruises will be offering in 2015. (travelagentcentral.com)
Costa Concordia’s refloat is complete, and the shipwreck is now being towed to Italy’s mainland to be scrapped. (cruisecritic.com)
With violence in Israel continuing to escalate, some cruise lines with upcoming port calls are changing their itineraries to avoid stopping in the country. (cruisecritic.com)
With the recent Norwegian Cruise Line and Ecoventura orders (respectively two Breakaway-Plus class cruise ship at Meyer Werft in Germany and the Origin, a 20 passengers yacht for Galapagos cruises at a shipyard in Equador) Cybercruises.com has updated its official cruise ship orderbook.
Victoria Cruises Partners With Travcoa To Provide Yangtze Cruises For 2015 ‘Legendary China’ ProgramJuly 22nd, 2014
Victoria Cruises and TRAVCOA are continuing their partnership to present 12- and 20-day versions of the operator’s 2015 Legendary China program, journeying into the heart of China’s long-storied history.
One Ocean Expeditions joins partnership to help unveil the mystery surrounding Sir John Franklin’s ships in the Canadian ArcticJuly 22nd, 2014
One Ocean Expeditions has been invited to take an active role in supporting the Canadian Government on the Parks Canada and Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) historic 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition to find the fabled and long lost vessels of Sir John Franklin, Erebus and Terror.
According to the 2014-2015 Cruise Industry News Annual Report, Viking Ocean Cruises will debut in 2015 carrying some 21,390 passengers on its 930-passenger Viking Star.
As the 100th anniversary of World War I approaches, CroisiEurope, Europe’s largest river cruise operator, is offering three cruises to commemorate the Great War. (cruisecurrents.com)
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Elinore Boeke has joined the association as Director of Public Affairs, and Amanda Deatherage has joined as Manager of Public Affairs.
Currently the port has a 302m cruise pier for ships up to 275m length, but after the works to increase the pier, the port will offer a 340m berthing line. (cruisebusiness.com)
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. says no Celebrity Cruises crew members were aboard the Malaysian Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine, despite reports circulating online.
One of the most baby-friendly cruise lines will get just a tad less friendly next year, when Disney Cruise Line raises the minimum age for babies permitted on its ships from 12 weeks to 6 months. (cruisecritic.com)
Ctrip may be entering the cruise industry as soon as this coming 2014/2015 cruise season in Asia, according to sources and a Chinese media report. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The Panama Canal Expansion has reached another important milestone with the transfer of the first gates to the new locks complex in the Atlantic side. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Norwegian Cruise Line is overhauling the menu offerings in their main dining rooms fleetwide, as part of its Norwegian NEXT onboard enhancement program. (cruisecritic.com)
Crystal “Discovers” The Northwest Passage – Other Cruise News: More Beakaway Plus Orders – Shipping Activity By Royal Caribbean ShareholdersJuly 21st, 2014
by Kevin Griffin
Last week Crystal Cruises surprised the market with the news that it would send its 68,870-ton Crystal Serenity through the Northwest Passage in 2016. Last year the Danish cargo ship Nordic Orion ran from Vancouver across the Canadian Arctic with a cargo of coal for Pori, Finland, and this and other recent activity seem to have emboldened Crystal to try it for themselves. This is despite the fact that there have been times in the past when Ice Class ships have had to abandon their efforts and return from whence they came. Elsewhere, Norwegian Cruise Line has ordered two more Breakaway Plus class ships while there has been some more activity around Royal Caribbean’s shipping shareholders.
Royal Caribbean International has taken out the prestigious award for Best Cruise Operator – Australian Based Operation at the 2014 National Travel Industry Awards. (australia.etbnews.com)
P&O Cruises Australia unveiled a new brand message to the public this week, including the new phrase to coincide with the two new ships on the cruise line’s horizon.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, the UK based destinational operator of four medium sized vessels, has reported a deeper net loss for both the second quarter and first half of the year compared to the same periods in 2013. (cruisebusiness.com)
MSC Cruises and Chicco have teamed up to bring even more happiness on holiday with a cruise tailor-made for babies.
The China Cruise Shipping and Cruise International Expo (CCS), the most influential international cruise conference in China and the Asia-Pacific, is returning for a ninth edition in Tianjin, October 15-17. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
M/Y Grace yacht looks as young and elegant today as Princess Grace Kelly did when she honeymooned aboard her in the 1950s. Watch the movie and experience her elegance on a Luxury Galapagos Cruise with Quasar Expeditions.
To save the local cruise ship industry, Tampa Bay has to choose between two of the biggest and most expensive public infrastructure projects in its history. (theledger.com)
Poseidon Expeditions announced Early Bird Savings on cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and Falkland Islands for the 2015-16 season.
Passengers on the new cruise-ferry service between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia can indulge in sumptuous cuisine prepared by some of the regions’ most renowned chefs. (cruiseindustrynews.com)