Diadema Delivery this Weekend

October 23rd, 2014

On October 25, the Costa Diadema will be officially presented at Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice),to Costa Cruises’ CEO, Michael Thamm and Fincantieri’s CEO, Giuseppe Bono. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Nexion Opens Registration for CoNexion at Sea

October 23rd, 2014

Norwegian GetawayNexion reports registration has officially opened for its CoNexion 2015 annual conference, aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Getaway, September 26 through October 3, 2015. (travelagentcentral.com)

Key interventions by MedCruise @ Green Ports Cruise Conference 2014

October 23rd, 2014

MedCruise actively participated at the Green Ports Cruise Conference 2014 that was held in Barcelona, on October 14th, 2014.

Historic tall ship specialist Sea Cloud announces its 2015 sailings

October 23rd, 2014

Small luxury cruise specialist, Sea Cloud, has released full details of their 2015 cruise itineraries for its two luxurious windjammers Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II. (expeditioncruising.com)

Ponant’s Lyrial Launched at Fincantieri

October 23rd, 2014

The new Ponant ship Lyrial was launched at Fincantieri today, and will be delivered to the French luxury expedition brand in spring of 2015. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Strong Arabian cruise season under way

October 23rd, 2014

As Europe slides into winter, the Arabian cruise season has started with the Sultanate of Oman forecasting the arrival of 300,000 cruise tourists on 134 ship calls this winter – a record number. (cruisebusiness.com)

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Southern Africa and Indian Ocean brochure 2015

October 23rd, 2014

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has released the new Southern Africa and Indian Ocean brochure for 2015 featuring nine destinations from the Andaman Islands to Zanzibar aboard the National Geographic Orion. (expeditioncruising.com)

“Mountain Day” in Villefranche

October 23rd, 2014

Villefranche on the French Riviera hosted a “mountain cruise day” on Oct. 21 for passengers from the Liberty of the Seas and the Grand Holiday. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Princess Cruises Becomes Latest Line to Skip West Africa Ports due to Ebola

October 23rd, 2014

Princess Cruises has become the latest cruise line to cancel calls to West Africa due to the Ebola epidemic. (cruisecritic.com)

Crystal Celebrates 21 Years As “Conde Nast Traveler” Readers’ No. 1 Cruise Line

October 23rd, 2014

Crystal Cruises will embark on its 25th anniversary of ultra-lux cruising by celebrating a record 21 years as Conde Nast Traveler magazine Readers’ Choice No.1 “Midsize Cruise Ship Line.”

Upgrading of Ocho Rios cruise ship terminal complete

October 23rd, 2014

The multimillion-dollar renovation of the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal was completed late last month and is already enhancing the visitor experience of cruise ship passengers. (jamaicaobserver.com)

Tobacco Road to Feature on New Norwegian Cruise Line Ship

October 23rd, 2014

Tobacco Road, Miami’s oldest bar, will take to the high seas on Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, scheduled to debut next year. (cruisecritic.com)

Rivages du Monde to Homeport in Montreal

October 23rd, 2014

Rivages du Monde has chosen Montréal as its home port for its cruise ship, the Saint-Laurent Prestige for the entire 2015 season. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Dietmar Wertanzl Leaving FleetPro

October 22nd, 2014

FleetPro Passenger Ship Management has announced that Dietmar Wertanzl, executive vice president of hotel operations and guest satisfaction, will be leaving the company at the end of November (2014). (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Readers’ Choice Wins Especially Sweet for Windstar, Crystal

October 22nd, 2014

Condé Nast Traveler magazine just announced its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and the results are especially sweet for two cruise lines — Windstar Cruises and Crystal Cruises. (travelpulse.com)

Chinese bank to finance three Silversea newbuildings at Fincantieri

October 22nd, 2014

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has signed a agreement with Silversea Cruise Holding through its financial leasing arm, ICBC Leasing, to build three cruise ships at Fincantieri. (cruisebusiness.com)

Sir Stephen Hawking used two cruise liners to attend Tenerife science festival

October 22nd, 2014

The renowned British scientist, physicist, cosmologist and writer Sir Stephen Hawking sailed to Tenerife on a P&O cruise ship and returned back to Britain on a Royal Caribbean ship after attending a science festival. (cruisebusiness.com)

Carnival Hosts Cowboys Tailgate Takeover

October 22nd, 2014

This past Sunday, Carnival Cruise Lines, the Official Cruise Line of the Dallas Cowboys, held its first-ever Tailgate Takeover at AT&T Stadium. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

APT Reveals First Images of New Burma Rivership

October 22nd, 2014

Luxury cruise operator APT has revealed the first artist impressions of the interiors of its new boutique rivership, the RV Samatha, in its latest Burma River Cruising 2016/17 brochure. (expeditioncruising.com)

MSC Divina Celebrates The Holiday Season Caribbean Style

October 22nd, 2014

MSC DivinaThis holiday season, MSC Cruises is encouraging guests to take the break they deserve with a 7-night escape on the stunning MSC Divina, one of the largest and most luxurious cruise ships sailing from Miami to the Caribbean.

New Pandaw Burma Cruise Package

October 22nd, 2014

Pandaw Expeditions has combined the best of Burma on land and water in a new 14-day package with a focus on the towering gorges of the upper Irrawaddy River. (eglobaltravelmedia.com.au)

Singapore Tourism Board and Livescape Partner for Largest Ever Regional Music festival on a Cruise Ship

October 22nd, 2014

The Singapore Tourism Board is partnering with The Livescape Group to offer Australians the opportunity to attend “IT’S THE SHIP 2014” – Asia Pacific’s largest ever music festival on a cruise ship. (asia.etbnews.com)

Carnival Cruise Lines UK Announces Two Senior Exec Promotions

October 22nd, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines UK announced two new executive promotions with Iain Baillie named managing director of UK sales and Erin Johnson UK marketing director. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Hong Kong-China-Taiwan–New Zealand Cargo-Passenger Sailings Doubled Up With 6-Passenger Hansa Liberty And Hansa Victory

October 22nd, 2014

The Cruise People are pleased to announce that two ships now offer passages between Asia and New Zealand.

UK. Cruise Educational Event. A great success for Portland Port

October 22nd, 2014

The event has been a year in the making and its aim was to introduce the ground tour operators who work on behalf of the cruise lines to more local attractions, giving these local businesses the ideal opportunity to market their products directly to this key group of decision makers.

Update: Hurricane Gonzalo Remnants Cause ‘Dangerous’ Conditions, Keep Cruise Ship from UK Port

October 21st, 2014

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has pushed back Funchal’s arrival into the port of Liverpool until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow (October 22), due to bad weather. (cruisecritic.com)

Agent Studio Announces New Partnership with Hurtigruten

October 21st, 2014

Agent Studio, a travel agent website solution built by travAlliancemedia, announces its newly formed supplier partnership with Hurtigruten. (travelpulse.com)

Bohai Ferry may be acquiring another cruise ship

October 21st, 2014

Hardly had its cruise business started in earnest, the Chinese cruise line Bohai Cruise, a subsidiary of Bohai Ferry, is reportedly planning to acquire another vessel. (cruisebusiness.com)

Slattery Promoted to SVP Global Marketing and Sales for Holland America

October 21st, 2014

In this newly created role, Slattery will oversee marketing and distribution in all worldwide markets, developing and executing initiatives that support Holland America Line’s revenue growth objectives. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Kammerer Named VP International Marketing and Sales for Holland America and Seabourn

October 21st, 2014

In this role, he will be responsible for the companies’ sales offices in the U.K., the Netherlands and Australia, as well as Holland America Line and Seabourn’s growing international business. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Financial boom, cultural fears as cruise ships crowd Lisbon

October 21st, 2014

A record seven cruise ships, carrying 15,000 people, arrived in Lisbon on one mid-September day.

‘Experiential’ cruises come out on top in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ten best-sellers list

October 21st, 2014

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has released its latest ‘Top 10’ best-selling cruises for the rest of the 2014/15 cruise season.