CroisiEurope to Offer Four- to Six-Day Holiday Cruises This Year

August 26th, 2016

The itineraries range from four to six days and visit cities like Seville, Strasbourg, and Amsterdam while exploring Europe’s famous Christmas markets, attending a local Christmas Eve mass and ringing in the New Year with a festive celebration. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Line CEO Details Alaska Bear Mauling of 2 Workers

August 26th, 2016

A bear that mauled two cruise ship wilderness guides during a hiking excursion in Alaska attacked so quickly that there was little time to defend against the animal, the CEO of the cruise ship company said. (abcnews.go.com)

NZ. Timaru should look at Picton’s success as a cruise ship destination

August 26th, 2016

Picton’s success as a cruise ship destination could offer inspiration to Timaru, a tour operator says. Three cruise ships have confirmed visits to Timaru on January 12, 23, and February 12, respectively, but last summer no cruise ships visited. (stuff.co.nz)

Cruise lines keeping an eye on 99L

August 26th, 2016

Meteorologists and homeowners aren’t the only ones keeping an eye on a storm that could potentially threaten South Florida and the Caribbean. (local10.com)

Corpus Christi could soon see cruise ships

August 26th, 2016

The Joint Interim Committee on Cruise Ship Development will meet in Corpus Christi to discuss the potential benefits of establishing a cruise ship industry in South Texas. (kristv.com)

First ever Seven New Wonders of World cruise launched

August 26th, 2016

For the first time ever travellers will now be able to visit all seven new wonders of the world on one cruise holiday. The epic voyage, launched by Bolsover Cruise Club, will see travellers experience some of the world’s most exclusive hotels and cruise ships over the course of the 165-day journey.

AECO to present the program for this year’s Annual Arctic Cruise Conference in Oslo

August 26th, 2016

AECO’s Annual Cruise Conference has gathered the international Arctic expedition cruise industry, government officials and other stakeholder connected to Arctic cruise tourism every year since 2003. This year the conference will take place October 12 in Oslo.

Cyprus Ports Investing for Future Growth

August 26th, 2016

With four ports, Cyprus offers a diversified portfolio of potential cruise ship stops, starting with Limassol, the main commercial port for the country. There is also Larnaka, Cyprus’ second largest port, as well as two smaller tender ports Pafos and Latchi. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to order two new expedition vessels at Vard

August 26th, 2016

Artist impression of the new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' expedition shipHapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet grows. TUI Group, the world’s number one tourism group, will invest in two new-builds for its Hamburg-based subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

Emerald Destiny to Replace Fire-Damaged Cruise Ship

August 26th, 2016

Emerald Sky moored at Cologne  (Photo cruisepassenger.com.au)Evergreen Tours, also known as Emerald Waterways, has revealed another new ship to be launched in Europe next year.Emerald Destiny will replace Emerald Belle, which was destroyed by a fire in February, a few weeks before it was due to debut. (cruisecritic.com)

Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation Gives $250,000 Matching Donation for Louisiana Flood Relief

August 25th, 2016

Carnival DreamCarnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine have matched the $250,000 donation made recently by Carnival Cruise Line and parent company Carnival Corporation to aid organizations assisting victims of the Louisiana floods.

Paul Gauguin Cruises’ 2017 Brochure Offers New 16-Night Fiji, Bali Cruises

August 25th, 2016

Paul Gauguin PG CruisesPaul Gauguin Cruises has released its 2017 Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji & the South Pacific brochure, highlighting South Pacific itineraries on the Paul Gauguin. (travelagentcentral.com)

Coveted Space over Holidays Still Available, Some with Special Offers, Reports AdventureSmith Explorations

August 25th, 2016

The Safari ExplorerCruises to warm-weather destinations are especially popular over the year-end holidays. Small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations, the company that brings cruise guests into intimate contact with seldom-visited shorelines around the world, reports that cabin space, some with special booking offers, is still available over this period.

‘Extend your Fred. Olsen ‘Exotic Fly-Cruise’ in 2017 and explore more of the world!’

August 25th, 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to make even more of their ‘Exotic Fly-Cruise’ in 2017 with a ‘Holiday Extension’ – of two, four or five nights’ duration, pre- or post-cruise (based on a minimum of 20 participants per option) – taking in some of the world’s most spectacular natural and man-made attractions.

Cruise-ship evacuation exercise begins as luxury liner prepares for Arctic Ocean transit

August 25th, 2016

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)The U.S. Northern Command and Coast Guard have launched a major field-training exercise off Alaska’s northwest coast. Arctic Chinook is intended to demonstrate how local, state and federal agencies would respond to a simulated cruise ship accident. (alaskapublic.org)

Moody Blues Announce Artists and Dates for 2018 Cruise

August 25th, 2016

The Moody Blues will be joined by Alan Parsons, Jefferson Starship, Dave Mason and others for the fifth Moody Blues Cruise. To be held Jan. 2-7, 2018, the trek includes stops at Grand Cayman and Cozumel. (ultimateclassicrock.com)

Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford to cruise with Kiss

August 25th, 2016

Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford plans to join the members of Kiss — Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer — on their fan cruise in November. (bostonglobe.com)

Antigua becomes cruise line port

August 25th, 2016

Antigua has made a leap forward to becoming a homeport for cruise lines, as St John’s will be one of four homes for the Spanish cruise line, Pullmantur. (antiguaobserver.com)

Mumbai, India, aims to be international cruise gateway

August 25th, 2016

The city is looking to be an international cruise destination with the Mumbai Port Trust giving high priority to developing this sector under its new business plan. (thehindu.com)

Port of San Diego Kicks off Cruise Season with the Disney Wonder

August 25th, 2016

The Port of San Diego’s 2016-2017 cruise season kicks off on Friday, August 26 with the arrival of the Disney Wonder. The vessel will berth at the Port’s B Street Cruise Ship Terminal, where guests will board for a 14-night repositioning cruise. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Ecoship project calls for suppliers

August 25th, 2016

The Peace Boat's Ecoship ProjectPeace Boat’s Ecoship project is organising a special event at this year’s SMM exhibition to call for suppliers and to announce the latest developments in the project.(motorship.com)

Genting Hong Kong to turn MV Werften leading cruise ship builder, unveils investment plan

August 25th, 2016

Genting Hong Kong, the rapidly expanding Asian cruise shipping group which acquired three shipyards in Germany last year, plans to developed the MV Werften yards as they are now known into a leading builder of cruise ships, Genting Hong Kong said in its first half 2016 interim result statement. (cruisebusiness.com)

Cairns Set To Double Cruise Business

August 25th, 2016

Cairns, Australia: the Cruise Terminal (Courtesy Arkhefield)A quickly expanding P&O Australia fleet is benefiting the Port of Cairns, which will see its cruise business more than double year-over-year for the 2016-2017 season. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Celebrity Cruises Adds New Culinary Experiences, Expands Restaurants

August 24th, 2016

Celebrity Summit at Cherbourg, FranceCelebrity Cruisies has premiered a variety of new culinary adventures and expanded its restaurant portfolio in the past 18 months. (travelagentcentral.com)

Princess Cruises unveiled designs and announced key features of Majestic Princess, the ship for China

August 24th, 2016

Majestic Princess will be the first ship in the fleet to debut an elegant new livery design featuring the company's iconic logoPrincess Cruises today unveiled designs and announced key features of Majestic Princess, the newest and most luxurious ship in the global fleet. Departing April 4, Majestic Princess will sail on her inaugural voyage, a five-day Adriatic Sea cruise roundtrip from Rome with stops in Kotor and Corfu.

Genting Announces First Half Results for 2016

August 24th, 2016

Revenue from cruise and cruise-related activities increased 44.8% to US$384.0 million in 1H2016 compared with US$265.1 million in 1H2015. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Miracle To Operate Unique 14-Day Alaska Cruise Round-Trip From Long Beach In September 2017

August 24th, 2016

The Carnival MiracleFor the first time, Carnival Cruise Line will offer a 14-day Alaskan adventure round-trip from Long Beach, Calif., in September 2017 featuring seven spectacular destinations, including Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the line’s first visit to Icy Strait Point.

Uniworld Hires Kristian Anderson as SVP of Global Sales

August 24th, 2016

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced the appointment of Kristian Anderson as its senior vice president of global sales. (travelagentcentral.com)

Tropical Storms Forming in Caribbean Spur Cruise Itinerary Changes

August 24th, 2016

Late August through early September is prime time for hurricanes and tropical storms in the Caribbean. Even as it dies down, Tropical Depression Fiona spurred Royal Caribbean to make adjustments to itineraries, and Tropical Storm Gaston is on the horizon. (cruisecritic.com)

Alaskan Dream Cruises Releases 2017 Itineraries

August 23rd, 2016

Alaskan Dream Cruises - Baranof DreamAlaskan Dream Cruises has released their 2017 season itineraries, including cruises upwards of 11 days. Discounts of three to 10 percent are available on select cruises with early bookings. (travelagentcentral.com)

Carnival Cruise Line And Carnival Corporation To Give $250,000 To Aid Organizations For Louisiana Flood Relief

August 23rd, 2016

Carnival Cruise Line and its parent company, Carnival Corporation, are giving a total of $250,000 to charitable organizations to support their efforts on behalf of victims of the Louisiana floods.

Paradise Hotels and Cruises launch La Vela Cruises

August 23rd, 2016

Paradise Hotels & Cruises, creator of the most luxurious overnight cruise experiences on Halong Bay, are proud to introduce its newest line of cruise ships, La Vela Cruises. (etbtravelnews.com)