One of the joys of taking a cruise on board the Aranui 5, is the opportunity to become immersed in Polynesian culture as the ship docks at some of the most remote islands in the world.
The True North’s 2017 Southern Safari is again set to feature the world-famous Barossa Valley. Guests will start their Seppeltsfield visit in the original 1851 homestead and discover the history of the Seppelt family before being treated to a private tasting in the “Trophy Cellar”. (expeditioncruising.com)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the choice of two ‘Norway Winter’ cruises, on either Balmoral, departing on 20th January 2017 from Southampton, or Braemar, sailing from Dover on 18th March 2017.
Some of China’s best Dota 2 teams will be competing in a LAN tournament in October, but not in your typical arena setting. This tournament will take place on a cruise ship. (mashable.com)
Today during the the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise conference and trade show in the Caribbean, it was announced that Adam Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., will become Chairman of the FCCA, effective January 1, 2017.
In 2016 the cruise operator AIDA Cruises is once again supporting the Migrant Council’s work for the Hanseatic City of Rostock’s Multicultural Weeks, sending out a signal for tolerance and cultural diversity.
Carnival Australia welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a multi-user cruise terminal in Newcastle to support cruise tourism in the Hunter region.
Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL) announced that significant maintenance programs were competed on Floating Dry Dock #1 and Floating Dry Dock #2. Maintenance to Dry Dock #3 is due for completion by December 2016. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The latest edition of the International Cruise Summit will bring together in Madrid experts of the Cruise Industry worldwide. “The sixth edition will turn Madrid into the international centre of the cruise industry on 22 and 23 November,” the organisers said in a statement. (cruisebusiness.com)
TUI AG, the Anglo-German tour operator, said its cruise operations and UK source market continue to perform well and highlighted four points that drive the good performance these activities. (cruisebusiness.com)
“Luerssen is entering into a long term relationship to strengthen their portfolio in the repair and refit activities for yachts, naval and commercial ships as well as enhancing its naval new build activities within their corporation,” said a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
MV Werften, Genting Hong Kong’s shipyard consortium, has announced further investments. On Tuesday the group announced three contracts for an “extensive” investment program in its Rostock facility. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Hala Abu Dhabi, the destination management company of the Etihad Aviation Group (EAG), has been selected as the exclusive shore excursions and activities provider for Sir Bani Yas Island and Beach Oasis, the latest cruise destination stop in the UAE for the 2016/2017 season. (etbtravelnews.com)
Port of Newcastle and the Port Authority of NSW welcome the NSW Government’s commitment of $12.7 million for a permanent multi-purpose cruise terminal facility at the Port of Newcastle.
One Ocean Expeditions highlights Reasons to visit the Arctic in 2017 as Canada Celebrates its 150th AnniversarySeptember 27th, 2016
As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary next year, specialist adventure cruise operator, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), reflects on the successes of the 2016 cruise season, highlighting why 2017 will be a great time to travel to the Canadian High Arctic.
A former sea kayak and polar bear guide, Ralf Westphal is one of two Hurtigruten expedition experts who will be traveling across the U.S. in September and October to inform travelers about the great adventures that await them when they take a Hurtigruten cruise.
River cruise pioneer Pandaw is strengthening its senior management team, appointing one of Europe’s most experienced travel industry executives as Vice President Sales and Marketing.
“One of the advantages of running a small cruise line, like we do, with just 25 ships, is that we can still share ideas and implement the best practices in a very simplistic, non-bureaucratic manner,” said Frank del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH), in a press conference at China Cruise Shipping. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Carnival Corporation announced net income of $1.4 billion, or $1.93 diluted earnings per share (EPS), for third quarter 2016, which compares to $1.2 billion or $1.56 diluted EPS for the same period a year ago. (travelagentcentral.com)
China Closer To Building Cruise Ships – Other Cruise News: MSC Cruises Adds More China – NCLH Management TriumvirateSeptember 26th, 2016
by Kevin Griffin
Last week came news that the Carnival-China State Shipbuilding-China Investment cruise shipping joint venture would order two with an option for two more 133,500-ton cruise ships from the Fincantieri-China Shipbuilding joint venture. The four ships are to be built by China Shipbuilding’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard in Pudong. These vessels, along with a number of existing ships to be transferred in from the Carnival fleet, will form the basis of a new Chinese brand to be based in Hong Kong. Just before this announcement, MSC Cruises said that it would be sending its 3,274-berth MSC Splendida to work out of China in 2018. Meanwhile, over at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, each of the three brands, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises has now been given its own president and ceo.
Each of the cruise operator’s seven lines – P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Cunard, P&O Cruises World Cruising and Seabourn – is offering deals and savings to celebrate Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia’s inaugural month-long promotion.
Ati-atihan dancers with their rhythmic drumming welcomed more than 2,700 Chinese tourists and crew of a cruise ship that stopped over briefly on Boracay yesterday. The Legend of the Seas was the first cruise ship to visit the Philippines since President Duterte took office on July 1. (globalnation.inquirer.net)
Not wanting to be overshadowed by its bigger competitors, at the China Cruise Shipping Conference and Expo (CCS 11) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd (NCLH) is pushing its boat out, relentlessly promoting its brands and showcasing its new ship, the Norwegian Joy, to the Chinese market. (cruisebusiness.com)