Viking River Cruises Returns to Ukraine and Dnieper River in 2016

September 2nd, 2015

The 10-night “Kiev to the Black Sea” itinerary, slated for May and June 2016, will be on 196-passegenger Viking Sineus. Built in 1979, the vessel was renamed (from Viking Lomonosov) and refurbished in 2014. (cruisecritic.com)

CruiseOne Launches New Recruitment Website

September 2nd, 2015

The travel franchise selection process just got easier with the recent launch of CruiseOne’s new recruitment website, www.CruiseOneFranchise.com. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Viking Line to launch free cruise app

September 1st, 2015

Viking Line is launching a new type of mobile application. Among other things, the app enables passengers to maintain contact with their own travel group or make new friends on their cruise. (cruisebusiness.com)

Topics and panelists have been announced for workshops during the 2015 FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show

September 1st, 2015

Topics and panelists have been announced for workshops during the 2015 FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show, taking place in Cozumel, Mexico from October 5-9.

Boris Johnson is planning a cruise ship terminal for London – but what about his promise for cleaner air?

September 1st, 2015

Luxury liners will spew out tonnes of nitrogen dioxide into a capital already so polluted that it kills 5,000 Londoners a year. (independent.co.uk)

Mount McKinley, Popular Alaska Cruisetour Stop, Renamed Denali

September 1st, 2015

Denali (Mount McKinley), AlaskaNorth America’s tallest mountain, Mount McKinley — a must-see stop on Alaska cruisetours — will be renamed Denali, its traditional native Alaskan name. (cruisecritic.com)

Abercrombie & Kent Offers Food, Wine, Art and Christmas River Cruises

September 1st, 2015

For 2016 Abercrombie & Kent has developed four new European River Cruise Journeys that explore the food and wine of France, as well as the art, architecture and Christmastime traditions of cities and villages along the Rhine. (travelagentcentral.com)

Travel Leaders’ 2016 Distinctive Voyages Program Includes Exclusive Shore Events

August 31st, 2015

Travel Leaders Group has announced the details for its 2016 Distinctive Voyages program, which is a collection of over 200 sailings throughout the world that include exclusive, complimentary amenities. (travelagentcentral.com)

Costa Cruises Named “Asia Best Cruise Line” at Asia Cruise Awards in Jeju

August 31st, 2015

Costa Cruises announced it has been recognized as “Asia Best Cruise Line” for its industry leadership in the inaugural Asia Cruise Awards organized by Asia Cruise Forum Jeju Organising Committee & the Asia Cruise Leaders Network (ACLN).

TUI’s Expedition Side – Other Cruise News: Emerald’s Three New Ships – The Windsors’ Cruise To Bermuda and Nassau

August 31st, 2015

by Kevin Griffin

Two weeks ago, we covered the TUI cruise fleet operated by the TUI Cruises joint venture with Royal Caribbean and the wholly-owned Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Thomson Cruises. Today, we have a look at TUI’s expedition arm, with ships operated by Toronto-based Quark Expeditions and Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions. Emerald Waterways, meanwhile, are about to order three more 172-berth vessels for rivers they do not presently cruise on. And we have a quick look at the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s cruise from Europe to Bermuda and Nassau seventy-five years ago this month.

Carnival To Offer Wide Variety Of Bermuda Cruises In 2016 With Nine Different Voyages Between April And November

August 31st, 2015

Carnival PrideWith its famous pink-sand beaches, turquoise waters and picture-perfect weather, Bermuda is one of the most popular destinations in cruising.

Michael Giresi Named Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer For Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

August 31st, 2015

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) announced today that Michael Giresi has been named senior vice president and chief information officer.

Murray Princess Loxton River Cruise 2015 Date Announced

August 31st, 2015

Murray PrincessCaptain Cook Cruises has announced the dates for its popular seven nights Loxton to Mannum cruises onboard the small ship paddle-wheeler, PS Murray Princess. (expeditioncruising.com)

Shanghai to host 10th China Cruise Shipping Conference & Expo

August 31st, 2015

Shangai (Photo courtesy Star Cruises)Preparations are under way in Shanghai for this year’s China Cruise Shipping Conference & Expo (CCS), which will celebrate its 10th edition. (cruisebusiness.com)

Two cruise ships arrive in Gozo over two days bringing 800 passengers

August 31st, 2015

One cruise ship arrived in Gozo today, with another set to arrive tomorrow, the Gozo Ministry said in a statement. (independent.com.mt)

Exclusive: Plans for Titanic replica ship to be delayed two years

August 31st, 2015

Australian businessman Clive Palmer’s plans to build a replica of the infamous Titanic cruise liner have been delayed by at least two years, his spokesperson confirmed to Arabian Business. (arabianbusiness.com)

University of Southern Maine program puts student interns aboard cruise ship

August 31st, 2015

HAL - Veendam at Hamilton - BermudaLast May, 18 University of Southern Maine students took a discounted cruise to Bermuda on Holland America Line’s MS Veendam as part of an unusual tourism and hospitality study program for college credit. (pressherald.com)

Oceanwide Expeditions to offer a new activity in Antarctica: Ski mountaineering

August 31st, 2015

Marina Svetaeva currently OrteliusOceanwide Expeditions vessels m/v Ortelius, m/v Plancius, and s/v Rembrandt van Rijn are known as comfortable floating basecamps operating in the remote polar regions of Spitsbergen, Greenland and Antarctica.

Carnival Honors Top Agents

August 30th, 2015

Carnival Cruise Line has honored its 15 top travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada with a second annual Excellence Awards. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Saint John to Welcome Largest Ship Yet

August 29th, 2015

The Port of Saint John (New Brunswick, Canada) has announced that the Liberty of the Seas will be calling on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at approximately 12:30 pm and remain for about 12 hours, departing just after midnight. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Tropical Storm Erika Causes Fatalities in Dominica; Puerto Rico on High Alert

August 29th, 2015

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that Tropical Storm Erika, which has been anticipated to cause heavy damage in the Caribbean for the past few days, has claimed its first victims. (travelagentcentral.com)

Carnival On Track For Record Year From Port Of New Orleans In 2015

August 28th, 2015

Carnival Sunshine, formerly known as the Carnival Destiny in New OrleansCarnival Cruise Line – New Orleans’ number one cruise operator – continues to expand its presence at the port and expects to carry a record 400,000 passengers from the Crescent City this year.

Port Canaveral commissioners OK $90M for cruise terminal upgrades

August 28th, 2015

Port Canaveral commissioners on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to a series of upgrades for Cruise Terminals 5 and 10 that are aimed at accommodating larger ships. (floridatoday.com)

Princess Cruises “3 For Free” Sale Offers Three Special Cruise Savings

August 28th, 2015

Princess Cruises is offering special savings during the “3 for Free” cruise sale for guests booking Alaska, Caribbean and Europe cruises, as well as Alaska Land & Sea Vacations, with more than 700 cruises on sale in 2016 and 2017.

APT Celebrates Inaugural Voyage of the RV AmaDara on the Mekong

August 28th, 2015

Award-winning luxury travel operator APT today announced the expansion of its Asia river cruise fleet with the inaugural sailing of the new 124-passenger RV AmaDara along the Mekong River. (expeditioncruising.com)

Last Minute Transatlantic Cargo Ship Cabins, Mediterraean to the USA and USA to The Mediterranean

August 28th, 2015

A single last-minute round voyage has been announced by NSB for its 68,800-ton m.v. Buxcoast, a vessel equipped with an Owners Cabin, Double Cabin and Single Cabin.

Cruises to North Korea from South planned for Chinese tourists

August 28th, 2015

The dynamic cruise industry in Asia may have just taken a pioneering step towards breaking down a most obstinate barrier of our times. South Korea’s Jeju Cruise Industry Association has just announced plans to launch cruises to North Korea. (cruisebusiness.com)

‘Around the World’ in 107 nights with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines!

August 28th, 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 'Black Watch' in HarwichFred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new dedicated ‘Around the World Voyage 2017’ brochure showcases an exceptional itinerary and the chance to explore the planet in a magical 107 nights!

2015 Cruise Planners Convention Sold Out

August 28th, 2015

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has announced the theme and highlights of its Cruise Planners 2015 Annual Convention, which has sold out. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Lines International Association Offers Travel Agents Tools, Tips and Techniques to Leverage National Plan a Cruise Month

August 28th, 2015

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, has announced October is National Plan a Cruise Month.

Cruising From Florida Soon? Prepare for Tropical Storm Erika Delays

August 28th, 2015

If you have a cruise scheduled to leave out of South Florida this weekend, you might be keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Erika. (cruisecritic.com)

Update. Tropical Storm Erika Prompts Cruise Port Cancellations

August 28th, 2015

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines are the latest cruise lines to make itinerary changes. (cruisecritic.com)