The deed establishing the transfer of ownership of the Concordia from Costa Crociere to the Saipem/San Giorgio del Porto consortium was signed today, 27 July, at 3.40 pm. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
A pregnant mother of two and her family were denied passage on a cruise ship departing Florida at the last minute. (ksla.com)
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Charles Darwin Research Station with complimentary round-trip airfare to Galápagos from New York or Miami. (travelagentcentral.com)
Norwegian Cruise Line announced that they have expanded their partnership with award-winning mixologist Gabriel Orta of Miami-based Bar Lab Cocktails to offer exciting and creative new cocktails. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The programming lineup for the first-ever MasterChef Cruise was announced for the seven-day culinary journey sailing to the Caribbean Nov. 8-15 on Holland America Line’s Westerdam. (travelpulse.com)
Variety Cruises, one of the largest small ship cruise companies in the world, has broadened its relationship with Discover the World with additional sales and marketing development in three new markets – Italy, Portugal and South Africa. (australia.etbnews.com)
Star Cruises is pleased to announce that its support of the Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital Charity Cruise fund raising had successfully raised SGD 25,000 in aid of the hospital’s operational expenses and its redevelopment projects. (asia.etbnews.com)
Scenic Cruises is inviting guests to visit Europe’s Christmas markets aboard one of its Christmas Market Cruises. (travelagentcentral.com)
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has teamed up with a member of British high nobility in a Poison, Murder & Mystery cruise that will sail from Rosyth in Scotland on 10 July next year. (cruisebusiness.com)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest ship Black Watch is to start her new cruise season from Rosyth (Edinburgh), with a ten-night sailing to the Norwegian fjords on 31st July 2014.
Carnival Cruise Lines, Texas’ largest cruise operator, today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with the Dallas Cowboys. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Royal Caribbean reports second quarter results, updates 2014 guidance and introduces Double-Double programJuly 25th, 2014
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today reported second quarter results, updated full year guidance and introduced its Double-Double Program, a new three-year profitability initiative. (cruisebusiness.com)
Seabourn announced a schedule of cruises for fall 2015 and winter/spring 2016, including more than 70 departures of 10 to 97 days in length. (travelagentcentral.com)
CruiseOne, a leading home-based travel franchise as part of World Travel Holdings, has reached another milestone with the opening of its 900th franchise location, with more than 100 locations opening since January 2014. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
In June 2013, a young southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) washed up on a beach in KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, exhausted and starving.
On July 26, Hamptonites will be able to enjoy a menu from Celebrity Cruises’ chefs at a series of elaborate tents at Wolffer Estate Vineyards. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
If you fancy staying in a remote Arctic wilderness lodge, and making your way there by husky or snowmobile, Hurtigruten can now make that possible with the launch of two new overnight tours. (expeditioncruising.com)
The Sustainable Cruise project (LIFE+) has been completed successfully by MedCruise and its partners.
AmaWaterways this week celebrated the christening of its new 164-passenger vessel AmaSonata. AmaWaterways Co-Founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst joined the line’s first-ever Canadian Godmother, Brenda Kyllo. (cruisebusiness.com)
Guy Young, president of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, talks about luxury, inclusiveness and what his company delivers to guests. (travelpulse.com)
Another government hearing hosted by Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller, IV (West Virginia) saw the Democratic Senator focus on cruise ship safety with the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Playtech, the international designer, developer and licensor of software and services for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industries, is proud to announce the extension of its relationship with MSC Cruises.
Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line’s employees. (staradvertiser.com)
Luminaries from the arts and fashion, including Cate Blanchett, Susan Sarandon and Calvin Klein, fired off an open letter to Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Ministry of Culture Dario Franceschini. (blogs.wsj.com)
Princess Cruises is offering the ultimate cruise deal with the Suite & Balcony Bonus Sale, running July 22 – August 19, on select cruises.
AmaWaterways announced the debut of its 2015 Europe, Russia, Asia & Africa brochure. The new brochure introduces three new ships, a new destination, and unique new theme cruises, as well as the return of the line’s popular wine and Christmas markets sailings. (cruisebusiness.com)
Carnival Cruise Line added three new 10- to 12-day cruises departing in winter 2015 and visiting destinations throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. (travelagentcentral.com)
Star Cruises has announced changes to its upcoming deployment, with some significant tweaks heading into the 2014/2015 season. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Un-Cruise Adventures released a new printed brochure detailing adventures through April 2016 in Alaska, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Hawaiian Islands, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington and British Columbia. (travelagentcentral.com)
World-renowned peace and human rights crusader Archbishop Desmond Tutu will bring an especially intimate perspective of South Africa, and the world, aboard Crystal Cruises’ March 13, 2015 voyage through Tutu’s African homeland.
Eleven new overland are among more than 60 extended mid-voyage excursions Silversea Cruises will be offering in 2015. (travelagentcentral.com)
Costa Concordia’s refloat is complete, and the shipwreck is now being towed to Italy’s mainland to be scrapped. (cruisecritic.com)