Cruise.com Offers Alternatives To Franchises: Teams Up With CLIA And Travtech To Offer New Certified Travel Specialist ProgramApril 23rd, 2017
Cruise.com, in partnership with CLIA and Travtech, has launched a Certified Travel Specialist Program to help new members with limited cruise and travel experience to develop their own cruise business.
The cruise industry is riding high today with record advance bookings from a year ago, strong consumer interest and a slew of new ships and onboard and technology innovations about to deploy. (sun-sentinel.com)
Holland America Line Receives Seventh Consecutive Green Gateway Award from Port of Seattle for Environmental StewardshipApril 22nd, 2017
It’s lucky sevens for Holland America Line this Earth Day (April 20). The Port of Seattle presented Seattle’s Hometown Cruise Line with its seventh consecutive Green Gateway Award.
The 2017 Halifax cruise season will officially start April 24 at 4:15 p.m. with the arrival of the Amadea, a Phoenix Reisen vessel. This cruise ship will first berth at Lunenburg at 7 a.m. and will depart for Halifax at noon.
October 21, 2017, will be the big day: The “GOLDENE BILD DER FRAU” will be awarded for the 11th time. The FUNKE MEDIAGROUP announced on April 21 that for the first time ever, the awards ceremony will be taking place on a cruise ship in Hamburg, on board AIDAprima, the new AIDA Cruises flagship.
Cruise passengers arriving at the Port of Seattle this summer will be able to check their luggage through to the airport and receive an airline boarding pass before disembarkation. (travelweekly.com)
A federal judge in Miami fined Princess Cruise Lines $40 million Wednesday for illegally dumping oil waste into the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, and for falsifying records. (voanews.com)
MedCruise welcomes the European Commission intensive to undertake a series of steps to further translating this strategy to actions, especially the recognition that coastal and maritime tourism are among the sectors with potential for sustainable blue growth.
Key leading executives at the three major cruise companies did very well for themselves in a robust 2016, with Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, taking home just over $10 million, making him the highest paid of the key players at the public cruise companies. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Holland America Line Marks its 70th Year in Alaska with Special Experiences, Events and EntertainmentApril 21st, 2017
In 2017 Holland America Line will celebrate its 70th year of Alaska exploration, and to commemorate the milestone anniversary the cruise line has planned special experiences and events that will take place on every Alaska cruise and on the popular Land+Sea Journeys.
CruiseOne®/Dream Vacations recently recognized its top-producing travel franchise owners who are members of the home-based network’s prestigious “Circle of Excellence,” with an Enchanting Danube River Cruise aboard Uniworld’s SS Maria Theresa from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. (etbtravelnews.global)
Crystal Cruises today announced the promotion of 22-year Crystal veteran Toni Neumeister to Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations, responsible for all hotel, food and beverage, entertainment and land programs for Crystal’s expanding portfolio of travel experiences. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Paul Gauguin Cruises is pleased to announce that celebrity Chef Massimo Capra will join The Gauguin’s September 23, 2017, Tahiti & the Society Islands voyage, for a lecture and culinary demonstration, along with meet-and-greet photo opportunities.
Crystal unveils the complete plans for Crystal Symphony’s and Crystal Serenity’s dry dock transformations. In what the company is calling the “Evolution of Crystal Luxury,” in 2017 and 2018, Crystal will embark on the multi-million-dollar investment that will see the two ships reimagined to new standards of innovative luxury.
Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon, will be the first in the fleet to feature Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, a vibrant water park inspired by the whimsical world and words of the legendary children’s author. The 3,934-passenger vessel is set to debut in Europe April 2, 2018.
Celebrity Cruises is toasting a spectacular cruise season as Australia’s favourite cruise ship, Celebrity Solstice, prepares to farewell Sydney for the final time this summer today. (etbtravelnews.global)
A cruise company is pulling out of Falmouth and has blamed it partly on the lack of dedicated cruising facilities. Fred. Olsen only began using the port last year, but has already decided it is not suitable. (cornwalllive.com)
To mark England’s patron saint day, on 23rd April, guests booking one of two specific Fred. Olsen UK sailings, from Friday 21st April to Monday 24th April 2017 inclusive, will be treated to a free upgrade to its ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package, on selected drinks.
Viking Cruises announced it has signed on to sponsor National Geographic’s first fully scripted global anthology series, “Genius,” which in its debut season tells the story of the 20th century’s most brilliant icon, Albert Einstein.
Norwegian Cruise Line said that it will begin employing certified lifeguards at all of the family pools across its ships. The first responders will be trained and certified by the American Red Cross in lifesaving rescue measures and will monitor the family pools during scheduled pool hours. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
In conjunction with the start of the 2017 river cruising season, CroisiEurope introduced two new ships to its fleet. The additions are two of the five new CroisiEurope ships expected between now and December. (travelagentcentral.com)
Silversea’s newest and biggest ship, 596-passenger Silver Muse, was christened today (19 Apr.) at Monaco’s Port Hercule in the presence of royalty. Prince Albert II of Monaco was the guest of honor at a glamorous ceremony attended by local dignitaries and passengers who had booked the luxury vessel’s maiden voyage. (cruisecritic.com)
Indonesia is planning to cut port charges in order to revert a sharp fall in the number of cruise ship calls, government ministers said, according to the Jakarta Post newspaper. (cruisebusiness.com)