The Amerikalinjen Hotel, Oslo – Other Cruise News – Costa Venezia Being Built For China – Pampa Cruises In Argentina




by Kevin Griffin

Every once in a while a hotel opens somewhere that might appeal to travellers by sea. This week we examine Oslo’s The Amerikalinja, once the headquarters of the Norwegian America Line. Elsewhere, christenening ceremonies have been scheduled for the new Chinese-based Costa Venezia for Trieste in early March. And next month sees the introduction by Pampa Cruises of Argentina of its 510-berth Arrecife, which has just been acquired from owners in Cyprus.

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One Ocean Expeditions Encourages Passengers To Become Ambassadors For The Remote Regions They Visit




One Ocean Expeditions - OOE (Logo)Destinations such as the Canadian Arctic are in demand, with numerous OOE voyages exploring this region through July and August each year. Although OOE does not operate voyages in the Canadian Arctic during the month of December, ambassadors for the area are impassioned to share their message that this remote destination is truly remarkable, even during the darkest days of the year.

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Hurtigruten’s Fridtjof Nansen Launched at Kleven Verft



Hurtigruten’s 530-guest Fridtjof Nansen is in the water following a Sunday launch at Kleven Verft in Norway. The hybrid expedition ship features battery power and will join the fleet in 2020 following 2019’s introduction of her sister ship, the Roald Amundsen. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Royal Caribbean To End Partnership with DreamWorks




Royal Caribbean International  (logo)Starting on all sailings departing on or after April 1, Royal Caribbean will cease to offer the DreamWorks experience on any of its ships. The line announced the decision in a letter to travel agents and booked passengers that emphasizes the popularity of non-DreamWorks activities including glow-in-the-dark laser tag, escape rooms and the Sky Pad virtual reality bungee trampoline. (cruisecritic.com)

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Ruling limits how Juneau can spend cruise passenger fees




A federal judge has ruled Juneau can keep collecting fees from cruise ship passengers. But the judge sided with the cruise industry which sued over how the funds are spent. (ktoo.org)

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Four New Cruise Terminals Underway in the U.S.




The Cruise Lines International Association anticipates positive year-over-year growth for the industry globally in 2018, with a passenger forecast of 28 million. As the cruise industry continues to expand globally, plans for four new terminals in the U.S. have been advanced over the last two weeks. (maritime-executive.com)

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Funchal Poised to Become Hotel Ship in London




FunchalThe much-loved classic Funchal is set for a new life as a hotel ship in London. On Wednesday, Dec. 5 the ship was sold at auction for 3.9 million euro to Signature Living, which was represented by John Hanbidge of QPS Marine Ships/Cruise Ventures. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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HMS Global Maritime Recognized for Growth of American Queen Steamboat Company



American Duchess - American Queen Steamboat CompanyHMS Global Maritime was named a 2018 Business of the Year in the “Very Large Company” category by Louisville Business First at its annual awards gala on Monday, Dec 3. A full-service marine management company, HMS Global Maritime was recognized for its significant growth in its overnight cruise division, specially within American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC).

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