Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has today announced that the company has changed the name of its two popular seven nights Northern Discovery Cruises on-board the small ship, MV Reef Endeavour. (expeditioncruising.com)
Hurtigruten this summer is celebrating its 120th anniversary on July 2 with a special 12-day itinerary that visits a fjord named Lyngenfjord for the first time. (travelpulse.com)
Helsinki is claiming a larger share of Baltic cruise passengers and anticipates approximately 400,000 cruise visitors from an expected 283 ships. (travelpulse.com)
Star Clippers is offering a one-category cabin upgrade and 40 percent savings on two round-trip Venice sailings aboard Royal Clipper in September. (travelpulse.com)
Crystal Cruises is expanding its uber-exclusive collection of intimate “Boutique Adventures” during summer Northern Europe cruises with two new experiences in Belfast and Berlin.
The new offices enable the Group to meet client demand, provide a wide array of services and to provide the Group with a footprint in an important and strategic location. (cruisebusiness.com)
Re-discover the British Isles this summer on Swan Hellenic’s Realms of the British Isles cruise from £1,495 per person.
The Port of Barcelona hits an annual record high of 17 cruise vessels and 64,000 cruise passengers in one weekendMay 21st, 2013
The Port of Barcelona received 17 cruise vessels carrying a total of 64,000 passengers on 17, 18 and 19 May, setting this year’s record for cruise vessels and passengers in just one weekend.
A small cruise ship, MS Serenissima, ran aground yesterday evening, May 20, at Oban Bay, in Scotland. (cruisecritic.com)
The season, which officially runs from June 1 to November 30, poses risks, not just to shoreside residents but to cruise itineraries as well. (cruisecritic.com)
Cruiseport Boston is set to host the 2013 Cruise Canada New England Symposium, happening this week, May 21-23, in Boston and taking place at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal along with the Seaport Hotel. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Richard J. O’Hanlon, a former rear admiral in the U.S. Navy has been named vice president – nautical and safety operations for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
For the second consecutive year the Municipality of Venice, the Associazione Piazza San Marco and Costa Cruises are staging the “San Marco Guardians” project in Venice. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Viking Cruises Announces Details Of Its 925-Berth Viking Star – Other Cruise News: P&O Cruises Lays Keel For Its New 3,600-Berth Flagship – 210-Berth Canadian-Built Pearl Mist Is Finally DeliveredMay 20th, 2013
by Kevin Griffin
Today sees news of ships of three different sizes, with gross tonnages of four digits, five digits and six digits. Thursday saw the announcement by Viking Cruises of details of its new 47,800-ton 925-passenger upmarket cruise ship Viking Star, which will be offically named in Oslo in May 2015. The new ship will be built by Fincantieri in Italy. The day before, P&O Cruises laid the keel for its new 141,000-ton 3,600-passenger flagship, also being built by Fincantieri. No name has yet been announced yet but she is due to be introduced in March 2015. Meanwhile, in North America, Pearl Seas Cruises, a division of American Cruise Line, finally took delivery of its 4,985-ton 210-berth Pearl Seas, a ship that was actually completed in 2009. The Canadian-built ship is intended to cruise the Great Lakes and East Coast of North America.
Leading Antarctica specialists Chimu Adventures is offering the chance for budding adventurers to retrace the steps of one of history’s greatest explorers, Sir Ernest Shackleton. (etravelblackboard.com)
In a special ceremony coinciding with Armed Forces Day, Princess Cruises was officially recognized as a commemorative partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.
Carnival Sunshine arrived yesterday in Barcelona, Spain, following its inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice, Italy.
Azamara Club Cruises knows that travelers not only want to visit destinations, but also want to immerse themselves in the wealth of cultures and nightlife found there. (offradarcruisenews.com)
Peter Brust is the new director, fleet security; Holly Love has been named director, medical services; and Eric Chamberlin joined the company as director, system management and program development. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Athens Hosts Global Cruise & Yachting Majors. Annual over €1bn Cruise and Yachting Spend Boosts Region’s National Economies. Posidonia Exhibitions becomes CLIA Europe memberMay 17th, 2013
Over 200 Greek and international delegates and exhibitors from 25 countries and a prestigious line up of senior officials and key decision makers from the global cruising and yachting sectors will anchor in Athens at the end of this month for a series of debates on the prospects and challenges facing sea tourism in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea regions.
Search and Rescue Workshop Co-Sponsored by MRCC Chile and IAATO Results in Improved Emergency Planning and CommunicationsMay 17th, 2013
IAATO and the Chilean Marine Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) today provided details on a joint Search and Rescue Workshop conducted last month in Punta Arenas, Chile.
Royal Caribbean International announces Super Saturday Sale. Vacationers Receive up to $100 Onboard Credit on All 2013 Summer Sailings WorldwideMay 17th, 2013
With the prime traveling season almost here, families and adventurous vacationers still have an opportunity to book a cruise and receive up to $100 onboard credit on summer 2013 sailings.
Acclaimed Norwegian author, Tore Fauske, joins Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Vikings & Glaciers of Norway cruiseMay 17th, 2013
Braemar’s eight-night autumnal M1323 cruise, ‘Vikings & Glaciers of Norway’, will offer an extra-special experience for guests, as the speaker on board will be the acclaimed Norwegian author, translator and Viking expert, Tore Fauske.
Cruise itineraries include the Columbia & Snake Rivers, the Upper Mississippi River, Hudson River, and American Cruise Lines’ newly launched itinerary, Puget Sound & San Juan Islands. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Reverie, a manufacturer of innovative sleep systems and adjustable beds, continues to bring its sleep experience to the high seas through a unique partnership with Celebrity Cruises. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Blount Small Ship Adventures is offering savings of up to $1,000 per couple on six-night “Islands of New England” cruises booked by May 31. (travelpulse.com)
Australians rarely get the opportunity to recreate the journeys of early sailing pioneers who followed in the wake of Captain James Cook to these shore.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has strong Norwegian heritage, having been established in the small Norwegian town of Hvitsten by the three Olsen brothers, Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas, in 1848.
Mein Schiff 3, the first of two 97,000 gross ton cruise liners on order by TUI Cruises at STX Finland in Turku, will be about 30% more energy efficient than existing ships of the same size. (cruisebusiness.com)
In its 2014 deployment announcement, Louis Cruises made note of the Louis Rhea sailing alongside the Louis Olympia. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Having launched an exclusive new cruise product in 2013 reflective of its Hellenic roots, the company is nearly doubling the number of ports it calls at for 2014. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Royal Caribbean announced that Brian Rice, Vice Chairman and CFO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., will transition his CFO responsibilities to Jason Liberty. (cruiseindustrynews.com)