Progressive Rock Band Yes to Headline Norwegian Cruise Line Festival

May 26th, 2015

Taking a cruise is already a unique vacation experience, but Norwegian Cruise Line is taking the concept to the next level once again with the third annual Cruise to the Edge progressive rock festival at sea. (travelpulse.com)

Yacht La Pinta reported overnight of a spectacular volcanic eruption taking place on Galápagos Islands’ Isabela

May 26th, 2015

Yacht La Pinta spotted a volcanic eruption taking place on Wolf Volcano, Isabela Island. The eruption is taking place in an uninhabited area of the archipelago. 

QE2 cruise ship “left to rot” after being sold to Dubai

May 26th, 2015

A campaign group has claimed that iconic ocean liner the QE2 has been “left to rot” in Dubai after she left the UK in 2008 for her new home at the UAE state’s Port Rashid. (travel.aol.co.uk)

Century Casinos Opens Three Additional Casinos on Mein Schiff 4, Star Legend and Star Breeze

May 26th, 2015

Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital Market®: CNTY) announced the successful opening of three additional casinos on cruise ships.

Australia’s Most Popular Cruise Destinations Revealed in CLIA Report

May 26th, 2015

Some surprising winners and losers were uncovered in the 2014 Australian Cruise Industry Report, released by CLIA Australasia, which revealed surging popularity in distant regions, river cruising and short cruises. (cruisecritic.com)

Anchorage shops shipshape for first 2015 cruise passengers

May 26th, 2015

On Monday, the first cruise ship of the season will arrive in Anchorage, bringing with it thousands of tourists who will flood the Downtown area — where business owners say they’re ready for them. (ktuu.com)

Australian cruise numbers hit the magic million

May 26th, 2015

Australia’s cruising industry has reached a new milestone, with latest figures revealing that more than one million Australians took a cruise holiday in 2014. (etbtravelnews.com)

Cunard Cruise Ships Celebrate Line’s 175th Anniversary in Liverpool

May 26th, 2015

Cunard’s ‘Three Queens’ cruise ships met up in Liverpool’s River Mersey today (May 25) for the first time in celebration of Cunard’s 175th anniversary. (cruisecritic.com)

Cruiseco UK Conference At Sea – Other Cruise News: UK Rock The Boat Cruise Announced – UK Representation For P&O Australia – Exclusive Cruiseco Charter Of Ovation of the Seas

May 25th, 2015

by Kevin Griffin

This week, The Cruise Examiner reports on a two-day Cruiseco UK conference held on board Celebrity Cruises’ 2,750-berth Celebrity Eclipse this weekend. In a day full of news, announcement was made yesterday of the first Cruiseco UK “Rock the Boat” cruise for September 2016, UK representation for P&O Cruises Australia, and a multi-million dollar exclusive charter of Royal Caribbean’s 4,180-berth Ovation of the Seas from Singapore to Sydney in November 2016.

‘Rock The Boat Uk’ Debuts With Legends Of Rock N’ Roll. Cruiseco announces the launch of a brand new themed cruise

May 25th, 2015

Celebrity EclipseCruiseco, the leading supplier of worldwide cruising options, is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new rock ‘n roll themed cruise – ‘Rock the Boat’.

Cruise passengers hit by Centrelink glitch have benefits cut off

May 25th, 2015

Australia’s booming cruise industry seems to have happened too fast for Federal Government agencies, unable to keep up with passenger arrivals. (news.com.au)

Haimark Line Launches Lecture Series

May 25th, 2015

Embarking on its maiden voyage May 30 – June 8 from Montréal, Quebec to Portland, Maine, the 210-passenger Saint Laurent will feature an ongoing rotating roster of onboard experts. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

American Queen Steamboat Company Highlights 2016 in New Brochure. Fifth Season Include Butler Service Debut and Epic “Mighty Mississippi” Voyages

May 25th, 2015

American Queen Steamboat Company, operator of America’s most opulent and luxurious paddlewheel vessels, announces its new brochure highlighting voyages for the 2016 season is now available.

Passengers struck down by vomiting bug on Fred Olsen cruise ship for second time this month

May 23rd, 2015

It is not known how many passengers have been hit by the vomiting bug on the MV Balmoral, which is sailing to its home port in Southampton. (dailymail.co.uk)

The Times Rated Variety Cruises’ Seychelles Program Among The 10 Best Cruises On Small Ships

May 23rd, 2015

The Seychelles cruises aboard Variety Cruises m/y Pegasus featured amongst the 10 best cruises on small ships in the Times and thetimes.co.uk. (expeditioncruising.com)

Sailing with MSC Cruises

May 23rd, 2015

Ken Muskat from MSC Cruises joins Mark Murphy to discuss the latest developments within the company. (travelpulse.com)

Fincantieri Invests in Camper & Nicholsons International

May 23rd, 2015

Fincantieri has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a minority stake with a capital injection in Camper & Nicholsons International (Camper & Nicholsons), a yacht brokerage, charter and management company, operating worldwide. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Windstar Adds Free Shore Excursions for Greece and Turkey

May 23rd, 2015

Windstar Cruises is offering three free shore excursions and 50 percent savings on sailings in Greece and Turkey this summer. (travelpulse.com)

Cruise-ship health, crime information available in new database

May 22nd, 2015

Travelers shopping for a cruise vacation can find health and safety issues in a new online database from ProPublica and USA Today. (azcentral.com)

Maryland man on Alaskan cruise ship charged with double murder of his neighbors

May 22nd, 2015

Authorities boarded a luxury liner in Alaska and marched off a Maryland man who later confessed to stabbing to death his longtime neighbors in their suburban home, police said. (nydailynews.com)

Holland America Revenue Management Promotions

May 22nd, 2015

Holland America Line has made two promotions in the Revenue Management Department: Carole Biencourt was named pricing and demand director, Europe cruises; and Justin Poulsen was promoted to pricing and demand director, Voyage cruises. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Gaspésie (Saint Lawrence): Early Start on Record Season

May 22nd, 2015

Escale Gaspésie has revealed its cruise tourism calendar for the 2015 season with a record 30 calls and some 21,000 passengers and more than 9,000 crew members for a total of more than 30,000 visitors. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Star Cruises to offer 48-day Southern Hemisphere adventure aboard SuperStar Virgo departing November 2015

May 22nd, 2015

SuperStar Virgo in Hong KongStar Cruises has upped the ante for destination cruising with its newly announced mega 48-day adventure crossing the equator to explore the Southern Hemisphere!

Hurtigruten Triples Antarctica Capacity for 2016 and 2017

May 22nd, 2015

Fram - HurtigrutenHurtigruten is moving the Midnatsol to Antarctica for the 2016 / 2017 season, more than tripling the company’s guest capacity for sailings in the region. (travelagentcentral.com)

Star Clippers Cruise Line to Build World’s Biggest Sailing Ship

May 22nd, 2015

Some 15 years after its last newbuild, tall ship operator Star Clippers has today (May 21) confirmed the long-awaited news that it is building a fourth ship. (cruisecritic.com)

Busselton (Western Australia) Adds More Calls

May 22nd, 2015

Busselton in the South West region of Western Australia has announced an additional six cruise calls to the region – including a visit from the Queen Mary 2 in February 2017. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Alex Trebek, Host Of Hit Tv Program Jeopardy!, Joins Adventure Canada In The Arctic

May 21st, 2015

Adventure Canada is pleased to welcome international TV personality Alex Trebek as a special guest aboard its 2015 Arctic Explorer expedition.

Dubai’s cruise port Mina Rashid has been voted the best Middle East cruise port at the World Travel Awards

May 21st, 2015

Dubai’s cruise port Mina Rashid has been voted the best Middle East cruise port at the World Travel Awards, held in Dubai, for the eight consecutive year. (cruisearabiaonline.com)

Exclusive: Tour of QE2 in Dubai with latest pictures

May 21st, 2015

Cruise Arabia & Africa is given rare access to Cunard’s former flagship Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) in the Dubai shipyard where she has for the past year lay in a state of limbo, her hallowed decks deserted, her magnificent public rooms frozen in time.

Costa Cruises’ Costa Deliziosa to Homeport in U.S. for the First Time

May 21st, 2015

Costa Cruises has announced Costa Deliziosa will reposition to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL, for the winter 2015 – 2016 season and sail a 10-night itinerary with calls throughout the eastern and western Caribbean. (travelagentcentral.com)

Magellan to operate CMV 2017 world cruise

May 21st, 2015

Cruise & Maritime Voyages charter the 1,450-berth Grand Holiday from Costa Cruises Group, and operate her as the CMV MagellanCruise & Maritime Voyages, the UK based destinational cruise shipping company, will send its largest vessel for a world cruise in 2017. (cruisebusiness.com)

Isle of Man Post Office Issues Cunard Collectibles

May 21st, 2015

Isle of Man Post Office has announced that it is celebrating the 175th Anniversary of Cunard Line’s first transatlantic service with a set of celebratory special edition collectibles, due for release on May 25. (cruiseindustrynews.com)