Travelers Will Cruise in Style & Safety the Galápagos Aboard INCA’s Newly Minted Yacht Integrity

December 3rd, 2016

The 141-foot IntegrityA teenager and his mother frolic with puppy-like sea lions.  A couple kayak around a 200-pound sea turtle, while some snorkelers spot a small reef shark.  The zodiac pulls up to a beach littered with sleeping sea lions, and further on, a Blue-footed Booby sits guarding its egg. 

Fincantieri Lays Keel for Seabourn Ovation

December 3rd, 2016

The keel laying ceremony of “Seabourn Ovation”, the second of two ultra-luxury cruise ships that Fincantieri is building for Seabourn Cruise Line, took place today (December 02), in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti, at the Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard. (marinelink.com)

Costa Atlantica Departs on 46-Day Cruise from Tianjin

December 3rd, 2016

Costa Asia announced the Atlantica had departed on its first-ever 46-day cruise from Tianjin to the South Pacific Islands, signaling an important development in the maturing of the Chinese cruise market. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Lindblad Expeditions’ New Cruise Ship National Geographic Endeavour II Sails Ahead of Schedule

December 3rd, 2016

The 96-passenger National Geographic Endeavour II, Lindblad Expedition’s newest addition to the fleet, will make its debut tomorrow, December 3, one month ahead of schedule. (cruisecritic.com)

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Port Tampa Bay Deal

December 3rd, 2016

Port Tampa BayPort Tampa Bay has confirmed that Carnival Cruise Line has agreed to extend its commitment to continue offering cruises from Port Tampa Bay through 2021. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

European Tourism Day: ΜedCruise welcomes EC announcement for making available €1.5 million to promote maritime sites across Europe

December 2nd, 2016

In front of an audience including MedCruise, and a total of more than 400 stakeholders, the European Commission celebrated today (Nov. 29) in Brussels the European Tourism Day.

Two U.S. tourists die on Royal Caribbean cruise to Puerto Rico

December 2nd, 2016

Anthem of the Seas (Foto: Christian Eckardt - Columbus Cruise Center) The cruise company told the Daily News in a statement that two guests aboard the Anthem of the Seas had died on Tuesday and Wednesday during the first leg of its journey, from Bayonne to San Juan. (nydailynews.com)

China is building a full-size replica of the Titanic 745 miles from the sea

December 2nd, 2016

China is building a life-size replica of the doomed RMS Titanic in a landlocked county more than 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) from the sea. (edition.cnn.com)

A winter sun success story in the Arabian Gulf

December 2nd, 2016

The Dubai Cruise Terminal is located at Port RashidPorts across Arabia are busy building and upgrading their facilities as passengers arrive in search of winter sun. Rebecca Lambert speaks with members of the Cruise Arabia Alliance to find out more. (cruiseandferry.net)

Pollution emission cap put on cruise ships in Sydney Harbour

December 2nd, 2016

Oceania Cruises' Nautica entering SydneyHarbourfront suburbs will breathe easier after the Turnbull Government agreed to revive restrictions on the sulphur content of fuels used by cruise ships at dock in Sydney Harbour. (smh.com.au)

MSC Bellissima Construction Begins at STX France

December 2nd, 2016

MSC Cruises and STX France held the steel cutting ceremony on Monday to mark the official commencement of construction of MSC Bellissima, the second of the Meraviglia generation of ships that will come into service in 2019. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches its New Year ‘Cruise Sale’ campaign

December 2nd, 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches its New Year Cruise Sale campaignFred. Olsen Cruise Lines is today [1st December 2016] launching its new multi-strand ‘Cruise Sale’, as part of its New Year promotional campaign.

P&O Cruises Australia Backs a New Beer to Help Conserve Great Barrier Reef

December 2nd, 2016

Australia’s leading cruise line, P&O Cruises has raised its glass to a new social venture, becoming the first national partner for a new beer which supports the conservation of one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef.

Princess Cruises Responds to U.S. Justice Department

December 2nd, 2016

“We are extremely disappointed about the inexcusable actions of our employees who violated our policies and environmental law when they bypassed our bilge water treatment system and discharged untreated bilge water into the ocean,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, in a video presentation on the line’s website. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Princess Cruises to pay record $40 million penalty in Caribbean Princess deliberate pollution case

December 2nd, 2016

Caribbean Princess in Ft. Lauderdale Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess), part of Carnival Corporation & plc, has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from its deliberate pollution of the seas in the waters of the US and the UK and intentional acts to cover it up, the US Department of Justice said in a statement. (cruisebusiness.com)

Young Enderby Trust recipients embark on adventure of a lifetime with Heritage Expeditions

December 1st, 2016

Heritage Expeditions' Spirit of EnderbyEnderby Trust works in conjunction with New Zealand’s premier expedition travel company Heritage Expeditions.

Wärtsilä enters dry waste treatment business for cruise ships

December 1st, 2016

Wärtsilä has recently developed a complete offering for handling dry waste in cruise ships. This new offering complements the company’s extensive portfolio for handling wet waste, thus providing a total waste management offering.

Over 60,000 passengers are expected for Gotland in 2018

December 1st, 2016

Region Gotland and CMP have been working hard to market the island for its maiden season and it has produced excellent results.

Royal Caribbean International Makes Its Debut In The Guinness Book Of World Records

December 1st, 2016

Royal Caribbean International has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with its unique North Star attraction aboard the cruise line’s Quantum-class ships.

CLIA Europe Chairman Vago announces continued growth of the Cruise industry in Europe

December 1st, 2016

Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises' Executive Chairman Speaking at the Madrid International Cruise Summit, Pierfrancesco Vago, CLIA Europe Chairman for the past three years and MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, announced a forecast of continued growth for the cruise industry in Europe, in spite of current global economic austerity.

SeaDream Yacht Club Opens Reservations for 2018 Spring Season

December 1st, 2016

Seadream out of Porquerolles, FranceSeaDream Yacht Club announces the opening of reservations for 2018 spring sailings, a season highlighting some of the tropics’ most sought-after destinations.

New Cruise Line Aims to Start St. Lawrence Service in 2018

December 1st, 2016

A new cruise line, Croisières M/S Jacques-Cartier Inc., has announced its intentions to start service on the St. Lawrence river in summer 2018 with the M/S Jacques Cartier. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

MSC Cruises and PortMiami Break Ground on New Cruise Terminal

December 1st, 2016

The project will “not only rejuvenate and update the existing terminal to provide new contemporary amenities,” but will also expand the terminal through the construction of a new uilding in order to house both MSC Cruises’ next-generation cruise ship MSC Seaside, as well as MSC Divina, which is currently sailing year-round from Terminal F at PortMiami. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Port of Valparaíso inaugurates new terminal

December 1st, 2016

On Friday, 25 November, Chilean port of Valparaíso inaugurated its much-anticipated, brand new 5,300m2 passenger terminal. Owing to its geographical position, Valparaíso struggles to gain traction in contemporary cruise business, despite being Chile’s top seaborne passenger port. (cruisebusiness.com)

CLIA Names Vice President, Public Relations, Europe

December 1st, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Catherine Couplan has joined the organization as Vice President, Public Relations, Europe. Couplan will be responsible for leading public relations and communications efforts across Europe.

Trois-Rivières Lands More First Calls

December 1st, 2016

More ships are building up in Trois-Rivières, with expected first-time calls from Hapag-Lloyd and Phoenix Reisen ships in 2017, and Silversea and Crystal the following year. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Windstar Cruises’ Star Pride receives luxury Trimline refurbishment

December 1st, 2016
The Reception (Courtesy Cruise Critic)

The Reception (Courtesy Cruise Critic)

In a major interior renovation, Trimline upgraded Windstar Cruises’ all-suite yacht Star Pride in good time for the 2016 summer cruise season. In June, the 212-guest ship underwent a $4.5 million transformation in Athens, Greece, including the revitalisation of two owner’s suites and refurbishment of public spaces.

Holland America Line to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Private Island Half Moon Cay

December 1st, 2016

Holland America Line's Half Moon Cay (Courtesy HAL)In 2017, Holland America Line will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Half Moon Cay, its award-winning private island paradise in the Bahamas.

Deals, Ideas and Inspiration at the Daily Mail Cruise Show!

November 30th, 2016

Whether you’re considering a cruise for the first time or you’re an experienced cruiser looking for new inspiration, the upcoming CRUISE Show, taking place in London, could be the perfect port of call. (cruisecritic.com)

Princess Cruises Launches New Celebrations Packages

November 30th, 2016

Princess Cruises Launches New Celebrations PackagesOne in four guests is celebrating a special occasion with Princess Cruises and now the cruise line is making it even easier to turn “Sailabrations” into lasting memories with new packages and convenient online ordering.

Paul Gauguin Cruises Announces A “Best Gift, Ever” Holiday Bonus Offer

November 30th, 2016

Paul Gauguin PG CruisesPaul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, is offering a holiday bonus of up to $650 Shipboard Credit on balcony staterooms on select voyages when booked by December 31, 2016.

Seabourn Takes Delivery of Seabourn Encore

November 30th, 2016

The Seabourn Encore (Courtesy of Fincantieri)Seabourn , the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, took delivery of its newest all-suite vessel, Seabourn Encore , today during an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy.