Twenty-four Cubans were rescued from a rickety wooden boat by a passing cruise liner which took them to the Cayman Islands, ship owner Carnival Corp said. (reuters.com)
The Port of Rotterdam and the municipality (holding 70% of the port, 30% belongs to the State of the Netherlands) are investing significant sums to renovate the cruise terminal.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s booking engine now lets travel agents create and manage group bookings online. (travelpulse.com)
Eight Princess Cruises ships have the line’s all-inclusive beverage package available, which the line began trialing late last year. Three more are scheduled to receive the package by April 1. (cruisecritic.com)
The folks from Cunard Line took some amazing photographs of Captain Kevin Oprey, master of Queen Mary 2, standing beneath the flagship’s hull during the World Cruise in the ship’s 10th anniversary year. (travelpulse.com)
CroisiEurope, a company expanding its marketing efforts in the U.S., has acquired a river cruise company that operates on the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia. (travelpulse.com)
Joining forces is paying off, according to a port group that calls itself the French Atlantic Ports. The premise, they say, is that a complete itinerary gets more attention than a single port by itself. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Celebrity Cruises has announced its first-ever complimentary Black Car Service for Suites program exclusively to residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is launching two new exhilarating ‘Grand Voyages’ in 2016: Boudicca’s 76-night ‘Around Africa and into the Indian Ocean’ and Black Watch’s 115-night ‘Around the World with the South Pacific’ cruise.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is excited to announce that, in 2015/16, it will be visiting no fewer than 245 destinations in 81 countries around the globe, including 42 countries on its 2016 ‘Grand Voyages’ alone.
The Port of Kalundborg in Denmark has entered into an agreement with Bermello Ajamil & Partners Europe (B&A Europe) to conduct a cruise market study and assess the interest for a new homeport opportunity for the Baltic region. (cruisebusiness.com)
Scotland’s major tourism events in 2014 are being promoted as part of an international programme to bring more cruise passengers to ports around the country in what is expected to be a record year for visitors arriving by sea. (cruisebusiness.com)
Templeton Tours, a leading Christian-themed charter operator, recently hosted its 35th charter with Carnival Cruise Lines, a five-day cruise on the Carnival Fascination from Jacksonville, Fla. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
In 2013, 763,700 guests from Germany chose to travel with AIDA Cruises – 20 percent more than in the year before. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Norwegian Cruise Line announced Norwegian Epic’s 2015/2016 winter itineraries from her new year-round homeport of Barcelona, Spain. (travelagentcentral.com)
The tense and fluctuating situation in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula has spurred concerns over upcoming cruises to the Black Sea — and even summer sailings to St. Petersburg, more than 1,355 miles away. (cruisecritic.com)
The world’s largest cruise ship the Allure of the Seas’ docked at the Grand Bahama Shipyard for repair work on propulsion motors last week. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
SinglesCruise.com, the United States’ largest organizer of hosted singles cruises and a part of the Travel Leaders Group, has announced a wholesale initiative with Vacation.com. (travelagentcentral.com)
Crystal Cruises is expanding its 2014 You Care, We Care voluntourism program, continuing its commitment to give back to its global cruise destinations.
According to data from the 2014-2015 Cruise Industry News Annual Report, with full year operations by the Norwegian Breakaway in 2014 Norwegian Cruise Line will become the third largest cruise company by capacity this year.
After falling off a cliff following the issues in Mexico, the West Coast and Mexican Riviera cruise market is back, according to data from the 2014-2015 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.
Supermodel icon Twiggy is named as godmother of Emerald Waterways new ‘Star-Ships’ – Emerald Sky & Emerald StarMarch 6th, 2014
Emerald Waterways has named the British style icon and world’s first supermodel Twiggy, as Godmother to their new ‘Star-Ships,’ Emerald Sky and Emerald Star. (allthingscruise.com)
Christine Duffy, president and CEO, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) delivered remarks at the annual ITB conference in Berlin, Germany. (travelagentcentral.com)
Carnival Foundation, in partnership with Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company, has awarded a $200,000 grant to Create Common Good. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Premier small ships cruise line Variety Cruises will offer reduced fares on seventeen cruise sailings throughout Spring, Summer and Fall 2014. (vegas24seven.com)
Vacation.com has been recognized as the inaugural 2013 Chairman’s Award winner for Celebrity Cruises. (travelagentcentral.com)
Nexion has announced a new Seminar at Sea for 40 Nexion members onboard the Azamara Quest. (travelagentcentral.com)
Cunard’s 175th Anniversary celebrations will kick off in May next year when Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will sail into Southampton together. (cruisecritic.com)
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., a leading regional casino gaming company, and Carnival Cruise Lines, announced that they have formed a promotional partnership to offer cruise benefits to Isle of Capri’s players club members at 15 Isle of Capri casinos in seven U.S. states beginning in March. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Pandaw is expanding its horizons in Cambodia with a series of 10-night ‘Mekong Unexplored’ river cruises between Siem Reap and Saigon. (expeditioncruising.com)
Norwegian Cruise Line announced that Master Baker Buddy Valastro who recently opened two Carlo’s Bake Shop locations on board Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, will now feature his incredible dessert creations on all Norwegian ships, fleet-wide. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
With the first cruise ship of the season due at Lerwick Harbour this weekend, over a month earlier than usual, the port is on course for another record-breaking season.