Adventure Canada Announces 2017 Expedition Season in Most Beautiful Catalogue to Date

May 1st, 2016

The Ocean EndeavourJust in time for the summer sailing season, Adventure Canada is proud to announce the launch of a new brochure, highlighting expeditions to the Canadian Arctic, East Coast and Greenland, headlined by the company’s fabled Northwest Passage departures.

Kolkhorst to lead committee to study cruise industry in South Texas

May 1st, 2016

Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst was named on Friday chairwoman of the newly-created Joint Interim Committee to Study the Development of a Cruise Industry on the South Texas coast. (victoriaadvocate.com)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Official Statement

May 1st, 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that Balmoral has not been quarantined in Norfolk. A gastro-enteritis type illness has affected a number of guests on board its 34-night L1608 ‘Old England to New England’ cruise, which departed from Southampton on 16th April 2016.

Uniworld Partners With Butterfield & Robinson on Active European Itineraries

April 30th, 2016

S.S. Maria Theresa. The ship's lobby is dominated by a 10-foot oil painting of Maria TheresaUniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has partnered with active tour operator Butterfield & Robinson on a new set of travel experiences for guests in Europe. (travelagentcentral.com)

Dublin Port announces 113 cruise calls for 2016

April 30th, 2016

Dublin Port Company has announced the launch of its 2016 cruise season as preparations get underway for the return of luxury cruise liner MSC Splendida next week.

New Cuba Land and Sea Program From Lindblad Expeditions

April 30th, 2016

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced Cuba by Land and Sea: Cultural Heritage and Natural Wonders, a 10-night people-to-people program that combines people-to-people visits with an exploration of Cuba’s natural history and pristine marine habitats. (travelagentcentral.com)

Report: Balmoral Docks in Norfolk, Virginia With Norovirus

April 30th, 2016

Balmoral - Fred. Olsen Cruise LinesFred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral, which is docked in Norfolk, VA, has asked seven guests to remain in their cabin due to a norovirus outbreak, NewsChannel 3 reports. (travelagentcentral.com)

New Cuba Itineraries From Zegrahm Expeditions

April 29th, 2016

Zegrahm Expeditions has announced two new Cuba itineraries for the coming year. In late 2016 into early 2017, the company will offer an 11-day overland itinerary, as well as a 17-day expedition cruise onboard a small ship. (travelagentcentral.com)

Nieuw Amsterdam arrival kicks off the Seattle biggest cruise season yet

April 29th, 2016

The Amsterdam at Seattle - Holland America LineThe Port of Seattle begins the 2016 cruise season welcoming the first ship call, Holland America Cruise Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam. Larger vessels and more cruises will make this the biggest cruise season ever with nearly one million revenue passengers.

Costa to Homeport neoClassica in Mumbai

April 29th, 2016

Costa Classica - neoClassicaCosta Crociere will be the latest cruise line to dip its toes into India when it homeports the neoClassica in Mumbai next winter for a short program of week-long cruises on a Maldives/India route. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Strong 2016 Cruise Season Starts April 30 In Atlantic Canada

April 29th, 2016

The 2016 cruise season gets underway in Atlantic Canada this weekend with the arrival of the Holland America Veendam in Halifax on April 30, Sydney on May 1, and Charlottetown on May 2.

Royal Caribbean Invests in South Pacific Cruise Infrastructure

April 29th, 2016

Royal Caribbean International and senior Vanuatu government representatives marked the completion of Mystery Island’s brand new tender pier yesterday with a maiden visit from the Explorer of the Seas. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cruise Critic Partners with Viking Ocean Cruises to Offer Exclusive Member Benefits

April 29th, 2016

This is the seventh cruise line to partner with Cruise Critic for its popular Meet & Mingle events. As part of the partnership, Viking will host Cruise Critic members for a complimentary cocktail party on every sailing.

Two big cruise ships getting refits at Victoria Shipyards

April 29th, 2016

Back-to-back cruise ships are pulling into Esquimalt Graving Dock, providing work to hundreds of trades employed by Victoria Shipyards. (timescolonist.com)

Ovation of the Seas’ Four New Cruises on Sale Today

April 29th, 2016

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Royal Caribbean International has revealed details of the four new cruises on Ovation of the Seas, which are now (Apr. 28) on sale to the public. (cruisecritic.com)

Couple who vanished from luxury Jamaican cruise two days ago are found alive and ’embarrassed’ after missing their ship

April 29th, 2016

A couple who were reported missing on a Jamaican island after their cruise ship departed without them are alive and safe, according to relatives. (dailymail.co.uk)

AIDAdiva kicked off cruise season in Rostock-Warnemünde

April 29th, 2016

AIDAdivaAIDAdiva kicked off the cruise season in Rostock-Warnemünde on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The 252-meter-long and 32.2-meter-wide ship arrived from Göteborg with some 2,300 guests on board rounding out its 13-day cruise from Tenerife to Rostock-Warnemünde.

Carnival Cruise Line Takes Delivery Of New 133,500-Ton Carnival Vista

April 29th, 2016

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)At a traditional maritime handover ceremony held earlier today (28 Apr.) at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its newest, largest and most innovative ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista.

Cruise ship leaves parents behind with kids on board

April 28th, 2016

Two parents learned the hard way that when a cruise ship offers up a departing time, it’s best to listen and not watch your kids sail away without you. (local10.com)

Crystal Cruises Offers Warm Weather Retreats To & From New Orleans

April 28th, 2016

Crystal SerenityThree new itineraries this November and December will offer luxury travelers a break from the chill of the season, to enjoy an island-hopping retreat through the Caribbean.

Appointment set: MedCruise ports and cruise lines to meet at the 48th MedCruise GA

April 28th, 2016

Cruise line executives and MedCruise members have set their appointment for this summer: this is the 48th MedCruise Assembly to be held 22-25 June 2016 in Odessa, Ukraine – now the major cruise event of this summer.

Oceania Cruises celebrates christening of Sirena

April 28th, 2016

Oceania Cruises officially welcomed its newest ship, Sirena, into the fleet this evening (April 27th) with a christening ceremony at the Port of Barcelona. (cruisebusiness.com)

Four Cruise Ships at Navantia Shipyard

April 28th, 2016

Navantia’s shipyard in Cadiz is hosting four cruise ships simultaneously this week: TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 3, the Splendour of the Seas from Royal Caribbean, The World, managed by Wilhelmsen and the World Odyssey of the Semester at Sea program. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange to Retire After 16-Year Tenure

April 28th, 2016

Carnival Sunshine, formerly known as the Carnival Destiny in New OrleansThe Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans announced yesterday that President and CEO Gary LaGrange will retire at the end of his current contract in April, 2017.

AIDAprima: Maiden call at Southampton

April 28th, 2016

The AIDAPrima (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)On the morning of April 27, 2016, AIDAprima, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises, docked in Britain’s Southampton port for the first time as part of a four-day short cruise.

New Gin-Menu unveiled aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet

April 27th, 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the launch of its dedicated Gin Menu, which will be available at the Marquee Bars across its fleet of intimately sized ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch.

New Sales Team at Ponant

April 27th, 2016

Ponant has added three new positions to the company’s North American sales team. Under the leadership of Navin Sawhney, CEO, Americas and Kathy Johns, director of sales for North America, the regional directors will develop business and support retail travel agencies throughout the U.S. (travelagentcentral.com)

Hurtigruten Cruise Line Launches Young Explorers Programme

April 27th, 2016

In an initiative to attract more families to the cruise line, Hurtigruten has announced plans to introduce the Young Explorers Programme onboard its MS Midnatsol ship from November 2016 to March 2017. (cruisecritic.com)

Management Committee Changes At Cruise Scotland

April 27th, 2016

Andrew Hemphill, Port Director with Peel Ports – Clydeport has been appointed as Chairman of Cruise Scotland at the marketing association’s Annual General Meeting in Glasgow having previously served as Vice Chairman for the past two years.

CLIA Releases Second Quarterly Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report

April 27th, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released the second Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2016, revealing economic trends are positively impacting cruise travel, travelers are cruising closer to home and demand for river cruises continues.

Star Cruises Chefs Win at the Prestigious Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2016

April 27th, 2016

Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific, brought home a total of seven medals, including one silver and six bronzes, during the biennial Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2016 (FCC2016).

Celebrity Cruises Named Number One Woman-Led Florida Business

April 27th, 2016

The Commonwealth Institute of South Florida (TCI) recently honored the state’s top 50 women-led businesses at its 11th annual luncheon at Jungle Island. (travelagentcentral.com)