Alaska 2016 – Aurora Expeditions Releases Exclusive Sail & Rail Package

July 6th, 2015

To celebrate the release of their 2016 Alaska program, expedition cruise specialists Aurora Expeditions have designed an exclusive Sail & Rail Package for Aussie travellers looking to experience Alaska’s fascinating Inside Passage and beyond in 2016. (expeditioncruising.com)

Fincantieri Monfalcone to resume production tomorrow

July 6th, 2015

Fincantieri announces that today, the Prosecutor’s Office of Gorizia has ordered the release of the areas in Monfalcone shipyard subject to seizure on 29 June.

Monfalcone Shipyard Shut For Almost A Week – Other Cruise News: A New Ship For Hurtigruten – Crystal’s New Expedition Ship?

July 6th, 2015

by Kevin Griffin

Last week saw the closure of Fincantieri’s main shipyard at Monfalcone due to a court order seizing certain portions of the yard used to store waste products. A government decree was then passed on Friday so that work can recommence at the yard, which is building two large cruise ships for Carnival and Princess plus the first of its new Seaside class for MSC. Meanwhile, Hurtigruten has acquired a passenger vessel in Portugal that it intends to convert to an expedition ship and unconfirmed rumours from Singapore have Star Cruises’ luxury small ship Megastar Taurus about to join the Crystal fleet.

Majesty of the Seas will continue to offer short cruises sailing with Royal Caribbean International

July 6th, 2015

Majesty of the SeasThe largest and most award-winning global cruise line announced today that the ship will homeport in Port Canaveral, along Florida’s Space Coast, starting in summer 2016.

Norway: Oslo: ‘Vibrant Nordic Ambiance’

July 6th, 2015

Oslo will welcome eight first-time cruise visits in 2015, part of a 105 calls and 205,000 passenger season for Norway’s biggest city. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

MSC Opera To Homeport In Venice To Further Strengthen MSC Cruises’ Offering In The Eastern Mediterranean

July 6th, 2015

MSC Cruises announced that its ship MSC Opera, the third of four MSC Cruises ships to be renovated under the Renaissance Programme, re-joined the high seas on Saturday 4 July and will homeport in Venice for the entire summer season.

Cruise Ship Stranded Since July 4 Leaves Boston Harbor For Halifax

July 6th, 2015

A cruise ship that had been stranded in Boston Harbor since the Fourth of July departed for Halifax on Sunday. (boston.cbslocal.com)

Fincantieri Monfalcone plant dissequestro

July 6th, 2015

The police remove the seals after the signing of the order by the Court of Gorizia, following the decree issued by the government. “The solution to such a great emergency is a relief,” said Serracchiani. (repubblica.it)

Cunard Marks the 175th Anniversary to the Day of Regular Transatlantic Service

July 5th, 2015

Queen Mary 2 sounded her ship’s whistle (foghorn) at 1400 hours in Liverpool on Saturday to signify the time exactly 175 years earlier that Cunard’s first ship Britannia left the city’s Coburg Dock and inaugurated the first ever scheduled Transatlantic service. (maritime-executive.com)

South Georgia received record number of visitors during 2014/15 cruise season

July 5th, 2015

A total of 8,142 cruise ship passengers visited South Georgia last season, slightly more than the previous highest number which was 8,068 in the 2007/8 season. (en.mercopress.com)

Uruguay experienced poor 2014/15 cruise season; costs in the region limited vessel calls

July 5th, 2015

According to the numbers released by minister Liliam Kechichian, the number of calls was 172, visitors’ landings 332.118, totaling almost 11 million dollars in expenditures which works out at 33 dollars per capita. (en.mercopress.com)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils its new ‘Worldwide Cruises 2016/17’ brochure

July 5th, 2015

Balmoral - Fred. Olsen Cruise LinesIn 2016/17, Fred. Olsen’s fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will be visiting no fewer than 253 destinations in 84 countries around the globe – more than ever before!

Renewed Attention Placed on Cruise Safety Issues

July 4th, 2015

Cruise passenger safety issues will rise to the forefront again next week when Sen. Richard Blumenthal holds a press conference with the family of George Smith IV, the honeymooner who disappeared from a ship 10 years ago under mysterious circumstances. (travelpulse.com)

Coast Guard suspends search for overboard cruise ship crew member

July 4th, 2015

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search for a cruise ship crew member who was reported overboard near Juneau. (adn.com)

Haines Assembly approves cruise ship waiver incentive

July 4th, 2015

Haines has some of the lowest cruise ship moorage fees in Southeast Alaska. And last week, the borough assembly approved further lowering those fees for three summers. (alaskapublic.org)

Pre-Registration Opend at 2015 Asia Cruise Forum Jeju

July 4th, 2015

Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and Jeju Special Self-Governing Province are co-hosting the 3rd Asia Cruise Forum JEJU from 26th to 28th August, 2015 following the successful events from the previous two years.

Fincantieri the Italian Government releases the seized areas of the plant in Monfalcone

July 4th, 2015

Green light by the Council of Ministers to a single decree containing measures to prevent blockage of the blast furnace 2 of Ilva and to unlock areas of Fincantieri’s Monfalcone, seized by a court in Gorizia. (huffingtonpost.it)

Windstar Celebrates July 4 with Deep Savings

July 4th, 2015

Windstar Cruises is celebrating Fourth of July with savings of up to 82 percent on select sailings. Guests can book at fares as low as $1,499 per person until July 10, 2015. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

One-Time Only Singapore-to-Sydney Sailing November 22, 2015, On Board SuperStar Virgo, Starting at £1,325 per person Cruise Only

July 3rd, 2015

Star Cruises is scheduling a once-only voyage from Singapore to Sydney this November by the SuperStar Virgo with arrival at Sydney set for Wednesday, December 9, well in time for Christmas.

Man dies on cruise liner anchored off Portrush, Northern Ireland

July 3rd, 2015

The man, thought to be in his 50s and a foreign national, took ill on board the Wind Surf, which docked in waters off Portrush early yesterday morning. (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)

Port Everglades Receives Long-Awaited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approval to Deepen & Widen Harbor

July 3rd, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a long-awaited economic and environmental report, called the Chief of Engineers Report, that clears the way for Broward County’s Port Everglades to begin the next phase leading to deepening and widening its channels.

Greece: Corfu: 700k

July 3rd, 2015

Despite there being a slight decline last year due to the economic crisis, Corfu is booking a strong year in 2015, with 400 calls and 700,000 passengers expected, said Konstantinos Kouris, contact officer in the cruise department. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

MSC Opera to homeport in Havana for Winter 2015-16 cruise season

July 3rd, 2015

MSC Cruises announced today that, starting in December 2015, its 2,120-guest MSC Opera will homeport in Havana for the winter 2015-16 season to offer guests 16 Caribbean cruises of relaxation and discovery.

Haimark Line Cancels its July 5 Cruise Following St Lawrence Seaway Accident

July 3rd, 2015

Haimark Line’s Saint Laurent cruise ship, which was damaged when it hit a lock wall on June 18, won’t be repaired in time to operate its July 5 voyage as previously hoped. (travelpulse.com)

Work Stoppage at Monfalcone Through Third Day

July 3rd, 2015

The work stoppage at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone yard was lingering through its third day as the company, workers and unions were eager to get back to work. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Comes the saving decree-Fincantieri. The text today to the Council of Ministers

July 3rd, 2015

A race against time. The government should launch today a decree-saving Fincantieri to unlock areas of the plant in Monfalcone seized by the Court of Gorizia after investigation Disposal of scrap ships. (ilsecoloxix.it)

Plantours Reports Successful Initial Cruises with the Deutschland

July 2nd, 2015

Sailing the Deutschland since last month, Plantours announced that 250 passengers booked in the last 20 days. Laid up in Gibraltar for several months, Plantours said it took a huge effort to get the ship ready for service within only a few days. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Oceania Introduces New Early Booking Initiative

July 2nd, 2015

Oceania Cruises has introduced a new program called the OLife Advantage, which provides additional incentives for guests booking their 2016 spring, summer or fall cruise vacations early. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Summer Down Under By SuperStar Virgo – This November, Hong Kong to Sydney From £2,965 or Singapore to Sydney From £2,785

July 2nd, 2015

Star Cruises has announced that its flagship, the SuperStar Virgo, will depart from Hong Kong on November 15 and Singapore on November 22 on an epic 48-day voyage tthrough ports in Southeast Asia and Australia to Sydney.

More New Transatlantic Cargo-Passenger Sailings: Every Four Weeks, Savannah and New York to Antwerp, Rotterdam and Bremerhaven

July 2nd, 2015

Tomorrow sees the first voyage from New York of a new four-weekly cargo-passenger service connecting Savannah and New York with Antwerp, Rotterdam and Bremerhaven. Known as ATL4, the new rotation has been opened by Maersk and MSC to supplement the two lines’ existing services.

Coral Expeditions to visit Tasmania this summer

July 2nd, 2015

Oceanic DiscovererContinuing the company’s pioneering tradition, Coral Expeditions I will be the first cruise ship to sail some of the remote coastlines of the island state. (expeditioncruising.com)

New Cape Town luxury cruise terminal finally gets the go ahead

July 2nd, 2015

Cape Town – South Africa’s oldest working harbour is finally set to get a luxury cruise terminal with the V&A Waterfront being announced as the preferred bidder by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). (traveller24.news24.com)