Ireland. Dún Laoghaire cruise plan ‘could attract 400,000 visitors’

April 18th, 2015

A planning application for a “next generation” cruise ship berth at Dún Laoghaire harbour will be filed this month in a move expected to bring about 400,000 passengers to the town each year, a four-fold increase on scheduled visitors for 2015.

Celebrity Cruise Ship Rescues Two Sailors In Pacific

April 18th, 2015

Its being reported that two sailors have been rescue by a Celebrity cruise ship after running aground on a remote island in the Pacific ocean. (cruisehive.com)

Video. Anthem Of The Seas Arrives In Southampton: Royal Caribbean Introduces its Next Great Adventure

April 18th, 2015

Check out Royal Caribbean’s newest adventure, the world’s most technologically advanced ship is now sailing from her homeport in Southampton, UK, through October where she will sail to the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. 

Andrew Tischler to join True North Kimberley voyage

April 18th, 2015

Andrew first joined the True North in 2010 painting enpleinair (in open air) for all to enjoy and we are thrilled that Andrew is planning to once again immerse himself in the majestic Kimberley. (expeditioncruising.com)

Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Sponsors Capitol Hill Ocean Week

April 18th, 2015

The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) recently donated $10,000 to support this year’s Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), which will take place in Washington, D.C., from June 9-11. (travelagentcentral.com)

CLIA Cruise TV to Debut April 22

April 18th, 2015

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will be launching a new multimedia platform for travel agents to access information about cruise travel, industry leaders and the latest cruise trends. (travelagentcentral.com)

Azamara Club Cruises Launches Virtual Reality Tours

April 18th, 2015

Azamara Club Cruises has announced a new, 360-degree virtual reality experience for travel agents and clients to use in vacation planning: Azamara 3DI.

Allure to Drydock at Navantia

April 18th, 2015

Allure of The SeasNavantia has entered into an agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises to provide ship-repair, revitalization, upgrading and related marine services for its fleet, including an upcoming drydock for the Allure of the Seas. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Thomson Announces Summer 2016 Deployment

April 18th, 2015

Thomson Cruises has revealed its new program for summer 2016, leading with the announcement of itineraries for the latest addition to its fleet, to be named Thomson Discovery and sailing out of Palma (the former Splendour of the Seas). (cruiseindustrynews.com)

U.S. Tourist Killed in Watercraft Collision in Cayman Islands

April 18th, 2015

Carnival ConquestA cruise ship passenger from Virginia died when the personal watercraft he was operating collided with another one driven by a teenage tourist, authorities said Thursday. (travelagentcentral.com)

Sven Lindblad Appointed Cultural Ambassador of Seychelles

April 17th, 2015

The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism has appointed Sven-Olof Lindblad, CEO of Lindblad Expeditions, as Cultural Ambassador of Seychelles. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Releases Tutorial Library

April 17th, 2015

Carnival has just released a new Tutorial Library that has information to help agents to learn more about the 24 ships in the “Fun Ship” fleet and receive points in the Travel Agent Rewards Program for the successful completion of each module. (travelagentcentral.com)

Princess Cruises “Summer Clearance Sale” Offers Cruise Deals on Summer Vacations

April 17th, 2015

Princess Cruises makes it easy to plan a summer vacation with cruise deals on the lines’ most popular summertime destinations in Alaska and Europe. Travelers will be able to enjoy Alaska Land & Sea vacations, and Mediterranean, British Isles, and Scandinavia & Russia cruises.

Costa Cruises Offers ‘Now or Later’ Savings on Select 2015 Spring and Summer Cruises

April 17th, 2015

The Italian-flagged cruise line’s latest offer features spring and summer western Mediterranean sailings aboard Costa Fortuna and Costa Diadema, including balcony cabins for as low as $43 per person, per day. (travelpulse.com)

Australian Operator Shortens Name to Scenic

April 17th, 2015

Australian company Scenic Tours began operating river cruises in 2008 and quickly gained a following among U.S. travelers. Although known as Scenic Cruises in this country, the river voyages were still found online under ScenicTours.com. (travelpulse.com)

Century Cruises Announces 2015 and 2016 Itineraries

April 17th, 2015

Century Cruises, the leader in Yangtze River cruises, has announced the 2015-2016 deployment plan and itineraries for their vessels dedicated to the North American market.

Royal Caribbean rumoured to talk of orders with Meyer Turku

April 17th, 2015

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL), the world’s second largest cruise shipping group, is in talks with Meyer Turku Shipyard about significant new orders, a Finnish media report said. (cruisebusiness.com)

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has new chairman, directors

April 17th, 2015

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. , the world’s third largest cruise shipping group, has announced the following appointments to its Board of Directors.

Disney Cruise Line to Offer New Alaska Port Adventures

April 17th, 2015

Disney Cruise Line has released new Port Adventures to Alaska for guests to discover the region’s rich heritage. (travelagentcentral.com)

Berlin Returns to the Red Sea for 2015-2016

April 17th, 2015

FTI Cruises' BerlinFTI Cruises has announced that the Berlin is returning to the Red Sea for the 2015-2016 winter season, offering seven one-week sailings round trip from Safaga to Aqaba, Sharm el Sheik, Suez and Hurghada from Dec. 20 to Feb. 21. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Viking’s First Ocean Ship Sets Sail

April 17th, 2015

Viking Star, the first ship from Viking Ocean Cruises, set sail on its maiden voyage April 15 from Istanbul to Venice.

Chinese Visa Restrictions Relaxed for Cruise Operators

April 17th, 2015

From March, Chinese nationals traveling on cruises to Japan began to enjoy visa-free entry, which could be a huge positive push for Chinese passenger sourcing. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

The New 2016/2017 Europa 2 Brochure: New Destinations and Special Themed Cruises

April 17th, 2015

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2 - Photo Christophe Dedieu at  Vesseltracker.comIn the 2016/2017 cruise season, guests on board the Europa 2 can expect a range of exciting events, attractive cruise formats and premiere destinations.

FCCA Conference & Trade Show Registration Opens

April 16th, 2015

Registration opened today for the 2015 FCCA Conference & Trade Show, taking place in Cozumel, Mexico from October 5-9, 2015.

Adventure Canada’s Mighty Saint Lawrence Expedition Voted One Of National Geographic Traveler’s ‘50 Tours Of A Lifetime’

April 16th, 2015

National Geographic Traveler recently released its tenth annual ‘50 Tours of a Lifetime,’ a curated list of the best-guided trips offered by today’s top adventure tour operators around the globe.

MSC Cruises offer free unlimited drinks package

April 16th, 2015

MSC Cruises is giving passengers a reason to celebrate by offering a free ‘Allegrissimo Drinks Package’ on selected 2015 departures in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe valid until 30 April 2015.

Irish man (67) missing after ‘going overboard’ cruise ship in Caribbean Sea

April 16th, 2015

Dominic William O’Carroll was realised missing when a crew member aboard the ‘Croisières de France’ Horizon reported seeing a large object or person go overboard the vessel on Monday morning. (independent.ie)

Crystal Cruises Offers Guests More Opportunities To Give Back In 2015

April 16th, 2015

Luxury cruise leader Crystal Cruises continues its commitment to enriching the lives of its guests and the destinations to which its award-winning ships sail with an expanded number of the popular “You Care, We Care” shore excursions in 2015.

Princess Cruises Announces Largest-Ever Australia Deployment for 2016-2017

April 16th, 2015

Princess Cruises has announced it will home port five ships to ports in Australia to sail the cruise line’s largest-ever program offering in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific for the 2016-2017 season.

Royal Caribbean’s Newest Cruise Ship, Anthem of the Seas, Arrives in UK

April 15th, 2015

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas has arrived in Southampton, its homeport for the summer.

Zayed Port Welcomes the Queen Elizabeth

April 15th, 2015

Abu Dhabi Ports greeted the Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in Zayed Port with a traditional Emirati welcome, to mark the second Cunard cruise ship of the season and Cunard’s 175th anniversary. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Summer/Fall 2015 Lineup For Carnival LIVE Concert Series

April 15th, 2015

Crank it up to 11, music fans! Today, Carnival Cruise Line unveiled the roster of artists for its upcoming Carnival LIVE concert series, adding The Band Perry, BOSTON, Lionel Richie and Heart to the diverse and talented lineup of musical acts set to perform on board the “Fun Ships” this summer and fall.