Cruise ship pros offer guidelines to avoid disease

February 7th, 2016

When it comes to fighting disease and promoting good health, cruise ships don’t usually spring to mind. But with more than 20 million people taking cruises every year, ship personnel are experts at keeping germs at bay and healing sick passengers fast. (dallasnews.com)

Disney Cruise Line: Disney Fantasy Suffers Engine Failure – Skips Castaway Cay Stop

February 7th, 2016

Disney FantasyOn Thursday, the Disney Fantasy began to suffer some mechanical issues while out on a seven night Eastern Caribbean sailing, and it appeared the left engine actually stopped working. (inquisitr.com)

Cruise Executives Want to Host You for Dinner during Seatrade Cruise Global

February 5th, 2016

With Seatrade Cruise Global around the corner, calendars are already filling with workshops, events and meetings. But what about dinner at a private table with a high-level cruise executive or even a president/CEO?

The Second Annual Spring Fling Regatta

February 5th, 2016

The Spring Fling Regatta for the International Cruise Industry is held annually the day before the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference and Tradeshow in South Florida. (maritime-executive.com)

Construction of Visby’s new cruise quay under way

February 5th, 2016

Work started today on the cruise quay in Visby, which will be completed in spring 2018. Region Gotland and Copenhagen Malmö Port, CMP, will together contribute to developing cruise tourism in the Baltic in general and on Gotland in particular.

Carnival Expands American Table to Two More Ships and More Cruise News

February 5th, 2016

The Carnival MiracleCarnival Cruise Line will roll out its American Table menu on Carnival Miracle and Carnival Sunshine on March 5. The menu, which offers dishes like chickpea biscuits and braised rabbit, has been slowly expanding across the Carnival fleet since late 2013. (cruisecritic.com)

The Barge Lady to Launch ”Tour de France” Luxury Barge Cruise

February 5th, 2016

American-based luxury barge cruise broker Ellen Sack has announced a special “Tour de France” themed barge cruise on the six-passenger charter barge Savannah. (travelagentcentral.com)

Costa Cruises’ New CostaClub Kicks Into High Gear

February 5th, 2016

Costa Cruises celebrates the 15th anniversary of CostaClub, the guest loyalty program that focuses on innovation and change, values that have always been the cornerstones of the Italian company’s business strategy.

Pullmantur to operate seven Rostock turn arounds with Monarch

February 5th, 2016

Rostock-Warnemünde (Courtesy Hafen Rostock)Pullmantur, the Spanish unit in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RRCL) group, will operate seven turnaround calls at the German port of Rostock this year, the port said in a statement. (cruisebusiness.com)

Sick passengers on board Diamond Princess cruise ship in Sydney

February 5th, 2016

More than 150 passengers and crew have been struck with gastro on a cruise ship that docked in Sydney on Thursday morning. (news.com.au)

CLIA Launches New EMBARC ID, Valentine’s Day Promotion for 2016

February 5th, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced its lineup of 2016 travel agency and individual travel agent member programs and benefits. (travelagentcentral.com)

Carnival Cruise Line’s Christine Duffy Visits 23rd and 24th Ships in Australia

February 5th, 2016

Christine Duffy, the Miami-based president of Carnival Cruise Line is in Sydney this week to complete her goal to see all 25 ships in the fleet within her first year in the top job. (cruisecritic.com)

Nearly 9000 cruise ship passengers visit the Federation on Tuesday

February 5th, 2016

The tourism industry in St. Kitts and Nevis continues to boom with three luxury cruise liners which docked at Port Zante today (February 02) bringing with them close to 9000 visitors. (sknvibes.com)

Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Lucky Cunard Savings Event

February 4th, 2016

This Chinese New Year, celebrate with the Lucky Cunard Savings Event and sail in a Balcony for the same fare as Oceanview with Free Gratuities.

Carnival Cruise Line Reveals New Carnival Journeys Sailings

February 4th, 2016

After successfully testing out its Carnival Journeys voyages — longer sailings of nine to 15 nights — Carnival Cruise Line has added 22 new Journeys cruises to its inventory through 2017. (cruisecritic.com)

Cruise Awards countdown is on as CLIA Australasia announces finalists

February 4th, 2016

Agents from across Australia and New Zealand are in the running for gold in the 2015 Cruise Industry Awards, which will be announced this month. (etbtravelnews.com)

Silversea Adds Specialty Voyages in the Mediterranean

February 4th, 2016

Silversea Cruises has announced it has modified some itineraries for its Mediterranean voyages in 2016, adding exclusive onboard experiences and entertainment activities. (travelagentcentral.com)

PPI Group to be Official Media Host of Seatrade Cruise Global 2016

February 4th, 2016

PPI Group, the leader in custom publishing, video production, and onboard and shoreside programs for the cruise, travel, and hospitality industries, has been selected as the official media host of Seatrade Cruise Global, the cruise industry’s leading annual international exhibition and conference.

Carnival Australia launches Facebook group exclusively for agents

February 4th, 2016

Carnival Cruise Line has launched a new Facebook group – Carnival Fun Zone – designed exclusively for its travel agent friends. (etbtravelnews.com)

SS United States Deal: Publicity Stunt or Bad Idea?

February 4th, 2016

Crystal Cruises has signed an option purchase agreement for a ship that last sailed in 1969, the SS United States, pending a technical feasibility study. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cruise Industry Honored With Maritime Award of the Americas for Its Environmental Innovation

February 4th, 2016

The Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) announced Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) as the winner of the 2015 Maritime Award of the Americas, in the Environmental Waste Management in Cruise Lines category.

CLIA to Host 2016 Port & Destination Forum in London

February 4th, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA), the global association grouping the world’s cruise lines, has announced that it will hold its annual Port & Destination Forum in London on 23 February, being the first event organised for CLIA’s Port & Destination Community this year.

Guests Set The Course on Surprise Cruise on Europa 2 Surprise Cruise

February 4th, 2016

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2  (Photo Christophe Dedieu at  Vesseltracker.com)Premiering on board the Europa 2 in May 2016: Guests will take the helm and set the course of the cruise by voting democratically. The only fixed ports on the itinerary are the ports of departure and arrival.

New Cruise Ship Scenic Eclipse Goes on Sale in Australia

February 4th, 2016

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)Scenic will distribute the 2018/19 preview brochure, including the full range of 18 itineraries and limited preview pricing, to travel agents across Australia. It will also be available online in Australia only. (cruisecritic.com)

P&O’s Pacific Pearl Cruises into Auckland to launch record cruise season

February 4th, 2016

P&O Cruises Australia - Pacific Pearl. Photo credit John Wilson at Shipspotting.comNew Zealand’s burgeoning cruise industry is set to receive a huge boost with the arrival of P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl into Auckland today (Feb. 3) for the launch of the cruise line’s biggest ever New Zealand season, lasting a record five months.

Holland America Line Marks $4.7 Million Donated for Cancer Support

February 4th, 2016

In honor of World Cancer Day tomorrow, Feb. 4, Holland America Line is proud to announce that to date cruise guests and employees of the company have raised more than $4.7 million for cancer support through “On Deck” programming.

Report: Crystal Cruises Signs Purchase Option for S.S. United States

February 4th, 2016

Crystal Cruises has signed a purchase option for historic cruise ship S.S. United States, the New York Times reports. The luxury cruise line will conduct a feasibility study on a makeover of the ship, which could cost $700 million to $800 million, that could see it sail again. (travelagentcentral.com)

Mark Conroy to Head Silverseas’s Americas Office

February 4th, 2016

Silversea Cruises today announced the appointment of cruise industry veteran Mark Conroy as head of the company’s Miami office, which has responsibility for the Americas. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Minecrafter Builds Extremely Detailed Replica of Disney Cruise Ship

February 4th, 2016

Can’t afford, or don’t have time for an actual cruise? Spend a couple minutes exploring this 1:1 scale recreation of a cruise ship. In Minecraft, of course. (kotaku.com)

Security concerns push more cruise companies toward Greece

February 3rd, 2016

Greece is expected to reap significant benefits from the cruise sector in 2016, as the last few weeks have seen major cruise companies canceling their routes planned for Turkey and replacing them with Greek destinations. (ekathimerini.com)

Up to 158 cruise passengers sick with gastro following outbreak on Sydney-bound ship

February 3rd, 2016

The Diamond Princess docked in Circular Quay early Thursday morning after a 12-day trip around New Zealand, with passengers on board suffering from gastro. (au.news.yahoo.com)

Celestyal Cruises Looking at Newbuilds

February 3rd, 2016

The Celestyal Olympia (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)Celestyal Cruises is considering building two new 1,800-passenger vessels, according to CEO Kyriakos (Kerry) Anastassiadis, in an interview with Cruise Industry News.