The renovation and expansion of Cruise Terminal Rotterdam built in 1947 is underway with no inconvenience being caused to visiting passengers.
The Athenia, The Southern Cross & The Enigma Machine – Other Cruise News: The Quantum Factor – Hanseatic Sets Northernmost RecordSeptember 1st, 2014
by Kevin Griffin
Seventy-five years ago this week saw the first sinking of a passenger ship during the Second World War. Parts of this story are now forgotten but there, to rescue many of her passengers, was a rather interesting yacht. Meanwhile, the U-Boat commander that sank the ship lost his life after sinking another ship managed by the same line. In that event, the Royal Navy captured its first Enigma machine, something that changed the course of the war. Elsewhere, Royal Caribbean International last week announced a number of technical advances for its new Quantum class ships, while Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Hanseatic set a record for the northernmost position ever reached by a passenger ship.
A decision has been taken to build a new pier in Kristiansand closer to the city centre.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd NCHL.O, the world’s third largest cruise operator, is in advanced talks to acquire peer Prestige Cruises International Inc for around $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. (pehub.com)
Lisbon Cruise Terminals, a company established under the Portuguese law by a consortium, begins running the terminal on August 26 for a period of 35 years until 2049.
SuperStar Aquarius launches new destination cruise to the UNESCO World Heritage site in Puerto Princesa CitySeptember 1st, 2014
Star Cruises is pleased to announce that SuperStar Aquarius will return to the beautiful shores of Sabah (Malaysia) and homeport in the city of Kota Kinabalu from 8th November 2014 till 1st March 2015.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., medically evacuated a 67-year-old woman Friday evening from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy 80 miles east of Ponce De Leon Inlet, Fla. (news4jax.com)
The Caribbean is chock-full of cruise ships right now, and that’s good news for consumers, with rates falling to as low as $41 a day. (star-telegram.com)
European Waterways has declared the 2015 cruise season “the year of the family,” offering up to 10% off the price of whole boat charters on ten of its most popular hotel barges in the fleet. (allthingscruise.com)
Blount Small Ship Adventures Announces New Itineraries For 2015. Guests Who Book by October 31 Receive 15 Percent OffAugust 30th, 2014
Blount Small Ship Adventures continues to innovate in small ship experiences with the announcement of three new, one-of-a-kind cruises for the 2015 year.
In just a few weeks, cruise industry professionals from around the world will be heading to Barcelona, Spain’s leading cruise port, for the tenth edition of the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention. (traveldailynews.com)
New Great Lakes Chicago To Montreal Cruise By The “Saint Laurent” on August 28, 2015, Plus Six Gulf of St Lawrence CruisesAugust 30th, 2014
The Cruise People is pleased to be able to offer a unique Great Lakes cruise leaving Chicago on August 28, 2015, and taking in Mackinac Island, an excursion into Lake Superior, Georgian Bay and the Ojibwé, the Henry Ford Museum, Niagara Falls, the Thousand Islands and the St Lawrence Seaway, finishing in Montreal nine nights later.
Author and Inuit advocate Shelley Wright reveals her latest nonfiction work “Our Ice is Vanishing/Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change” aboard Adventure Canada’s Northwest Passage expedition, September 8th to 22nd, 2014.
Sixty-four cruise ships are currently booked to visit the island on the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) ship scheduler; six more ship visits than were booked last season. (en.mercopress.com)
A cruise ship with 12 foreigners on board sank in Ha Long Bay due to violent winds in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Thursday afternoon but all of them were saved, according to local authorities. (tuoitrenews.vn)
River line AmaWaterways will welcome two new ships to its fleet in the spring of 2015 when AmaSerena and AmaVista take to the Danube, Main and Rhine. (cruisecritic.com)
FleetPro has announced that it has been awarded the technical and hotel operational management of the Saint Laurent of Haimark Line, starting service on the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway May 3, 2015. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
CroisiEurope has inked a distribution agreement with Revelex. Starting in the fourth quarter, the river cruise line’s global inventory will be available for sale via the Revelex Power Agent Platform. (travelagentcentral.com)
Construction is coming along at Port St. Maarten, where four buildings are being erected for a convention center to host the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show from October 6-10. (caribbeannewsdigital.com)
PPI Group announces the appointment of Anthony Heywood as Vice President, Broadcast Operations, a role that begins effective immediately.
MSC Cruises USA said Ralph Aliseo has joined the cruise line as associate director of national and strategic accounts, a newly expanded role for the contemporary line. (travelagentcentral.com)
“The increase in visits and the attraction of new operators has been influenced by two recent initiatives by the port,” said David Brown, cruise development coordinator, Port of Newcastle (Australia). (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Famed singer Sting will perform songs from The Last Ship, the name of his latest album and also his new Broadway musical, on 24 and 25 April 2015 at the Tyneside shipyard in England to benefit the Sage Gateshead 10th Birthday Appeal.
P&O Cruises has promised it will unveil the most opulent wellness facilities in its fleet as well as the largest gym and most extensive selection of classes and additional spa treatments when Britannia launches in March next year. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
AdventureSmith Explorations that offers both sea and land excursions year-round reports that plans can still be made with them for prime holiday season December 2014 and early January 2015 escapes.
The cruise ship season began on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast last Sunday with the arrival of the Carnival Legend in Puntarenas. (ticotimes.net)
Qingdao is located in the southeast part of the Shandong Province in China, bordered by the Yellow Sea on two sides, and a short distance from Korea and Japan. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Embark on the journey of a lifetime and take to the seas with Cunard Line on its 2016 World and Exotic Cruise Programme, travelling to 92 unique destinations, including 32 maiden calls, in 47 countries. (robertsleading.com)
Yesterday afternoon (August 26, 2014), the 122.8-metre-long ship reached the northernmost point at 85°, 40.7′ north and 135°, 39.6′ east.
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced the guest speakers in their Global Perspectives Program aboard the National Geographic Explorer for the 2015/2016 season. (travelpulse.com)
Tauck started in river cruising in the early 1990s, at that time using chartered boats. In 2006 Tauck launched its first river cruiser the ms Emerald. In 2014 the company has six. Next year the fleet will expand to seven. (travelpulse.com)