Costa Crociere Foundation Launched

October 31st, 2014

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)

Follow the Quantum of the Seas Journey With Us!

October 31st, 2014

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 Launches Laughs on Deck With Carnival and George Lopez

October 31st, 2014

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)

New Production Shows for Silversea

October 31st, 2014

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-Prestige Deal Expected to Close in Mid-November

October 31st, 2014

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)

Tortola’s Expanded Pier to Host Disney Cruise Line Ships in 2016

October 31st, 2014

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 Cruises’ Costa Diadema Leaves Marghera Shipyard

October 31st, 2014

Costa Diadema, the new flagship of Costa Cruises, left Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard (Venice), where she was built, to reach Trieste. (travelagentcentral.com)

Holland America Offers 99 Europe Departures Aboard Eight Ships in 2015

October 31st, 2014

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)

Empty CEO Chairs at Two Largest Operators

October 31st, 2014

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)

Carnival Cruise Lines CEO to Retire

October 30th, 2014

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 and Lego Partner for Lego Experience at Sea

October 30th, 2014

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 for Several Ships in the Caribbean

October 30th, 2014

It’s farewell season in the Caribbean as several cruise ships are operating their final winter program in the sunny islands. (travelpulse.com)

San Juan reports record cruise traffic

October 30th, 2014

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 posts strong rise in third quarter and nine month profit

October 30th, 2014

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)

Guadeloupe Improves Services for Passengers and Crew

October 30th, 2014

For this coming season, the Guadeloupe Board of Tourism has announced a renewed effort to ensure friendly taxi drivers. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

MS “Deutschland” mbH enters voluntary administration

October 30th, 2014

DeutschlandThe 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)

Quantum of the Seas Cruise Ship Arrives in Southampton

October 30th, 2014

Quantum of the Seas (Photo credit: Meyer Werft)Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, has arrived in Southampton, UK, from Germany this evening (29 Oct.). (cruisecritic.com)

Cruise Industry Honored with Marine Environmental Protection Award

October 30th, 2014

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.

Eurodam Achieves 100 on United States Public Health Inspection

October 30th, 2014

Eurodam - HALHolland 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)

Celebrity Cruises Launches River-to-Ocean Cruise Vacations

October 30th, 2014

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 Develops River Cruise Business

October 29th, 2014

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.

Dispatch: Sanctuary Ananda Lifts the Standards on the Irrawaddy

October 29th, 2014

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)

Collette Sets River Cruise Sale

October 29th, 2014

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)

Heymann Appointed as Chair of ACEP Cruise Ship Medicine Section

October 29th, 2014

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)

Cruise Tourism Sets A New Record In Gothenburg

October 29th, 2014

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)

Vigo Handles Oasis And Triple Calls Without A Glitch

October 29th, 2014

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)

Two Hurtigruten directors, fund to bid NOK2.94 billion for company

October 29th, 2014

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)

Bohai Ferry to launch cruise itinerary from Shanghai

October 29th, 2014

Chinese TaishanFollowing 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 named “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for second time

October 29th, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line has been named “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards for the second consecutive year. (europe.etbnews.com)

Falmouth Cruise Ship Complex to receive thermal sensing unit for Ebola preparedness

October 29th, 2014

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)

Laura Vlad to Lead Product Development for Intercruises

October 29th, 2014

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)

Go ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines this winter!

October 29th, 2014

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.