Dietmar Wertanzl Leaving FleetPro

October 22nd, 2014

FleetPro Passenger Ship Management has announced that Dietmar Wertanzl, executive vice president of hotel operations and guest satisfaction, will be leaving the company at the end of November (2014). (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Readers’ Choice Wins Especially Sweet for Windstar, Crystal

October 22nd, 2014

Condé Nast Traveler magazine just announced its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and the results are especially sweet for two cruise lines — Windstar Cruises and Crystal Cruises. (travelpulse.com)

Chinese bank to finance three Silversea newbuildings at Fincantieri

October 22nd, 2014

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has signed a agreement with Silversea Cruise Holding through its financial leasing arm, ICBC Leasing, to build three cruise ships at Fincantieri. (cruisebusiness.com)

Sir Stephen Hawking used two cruise liners to attend Tenerife science festival

October 22nd, 2014

The renowned British scientist, physicist, cosmologist and writer Sir Stephen Hawking sailed to Tenerife on a P&O cruise ship and returned back to Britain on a Royal Caribbean ship after attending a science festival. (cruisebusiness.com)

Carnival Hosts Cowboys Tailgate Takeover

October 22nd, 2014

This past Sunday, Carnival Cruise Lines, the Official Cruise Line of the Dallas Cowboys, held its first-ever Tailgate Takeover at AT&T Stadium. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

APT Reveals First Images of New Burma Rivership

October 22nd, 2014

Luxury cruise operator APT has revealed the first artist impressions of the interiors of its new boutique rivership, the RV Samatha, in its latest Burma River Cruising 2016/17 brochure. (expeditioncruising.com)

MSC Divina Celebrates The Holiday Season Caribbean Style

October 22nd, 2014

MSC DivinaThis holiday season, MSC Cruises is encouraging guests to take the break they deserve with a 7-night escape on the stunning MSC Divina, one of the largest and most luxurious cruise ships sailing from Miami to the Caribbean.

New Pandaw Burma Cruise Package

October 22nd, 2014

Pandaw Expeditions has combined the best of Burma on land and water in a new 14-day package with a focus on the towering gorges of the upper Irrawaddy River. (eglobaltravelmedia.com.au)

Singapore Tourism Board and Livescape Partner for Largest Ever Regional Music festival on a Cruise Ship

October 22nd, 2014

The Singapore Tourism Board is partnering with The Livescape Group to offer Australians the opportunity to attend “IT’S THE SHIP 2014” – Asia Pacific’s largest ever music festival on a cruise ship. (asia.etbnews.com)

Carnival Cruise Lines UK Announces Two Senior Exec Promotions

October 22nd, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines UK announced two new executive promotions with Iain Baillie named managing director of UK sales and Erin Johnson UK marketing director. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Hong Kong-China-Taiwan–New Zealand Cargo-Passenger Sailings Doubled Up With 6-Passenger Hansa Liberty And Hansa Victory

October 22nd, 2014

The Cruise People are pleased to announce that two ships now offer passages between Asia and New Zealand.

UK. Cruise Educational Event. A great success for Portland Port

October 22nd, 2014

The event has been a year in the making and its aim was to introduce the ground tour operators who work on behalf of the cruise lines to more local attractions, giving these local businesses the ideal opportunity to market their products directly to this key group of decision makers.

Update: Hurricane Gonzalo Remnants Cause ‘Dangerous’ Conditions, Keep Cruise Ship from UK Port

October 21st, 2014

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has pushed back Funchal’s arrival into the port of Liverpool until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow (October 22), due to bad weather. (cruisecritic.com)

Agent Studio Announces New Partnership with Hurtigruten

October 21st, 2014

Agent Studio, a travel agent website solution built by travAlliancemedia, announces its newly formed supplier partnership with Hurtigruten. (travelpulse.com)

Bohai Ferry may be acquiring another cruise ship

October 21st, 2014

Hardly had its cruise business started in earnest, the Chinese cruise line Bohai Cruise, a subsidiary of Bohai Ferry, is reportedly planning to acquire another vessel. (cruisebusiness.com)

Slattery Promoted to SVP Global Marketing and Sales for Holland America

October 21st, 2014

In this newly created role, Slattery will oversee marketing and distribution in all worldwide markets, developing and executing initiatives that support Holland America Line’s revenue growth objectives. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Kammerer Named VP International Marketing and Sales for Holland America and Seabourn

October 21st, 2014

In this role, he will be responsible for the companies’ sales offices in the U.K., the Netherlands and Australia, as well as Holland America Line and Seabourn’s growing international business. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Financial boom, cultural fears as cruise ships crowd Lisbon

October 21st, 2014

A record seven cruise ships, carrying 15,000 people, arrived in Lisbon on one mid-September day.

‘Experiential’ cruises come out on top in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ten best-sellers list

October 21st, 2014

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has released its latest ‘Top 10’ best-selling cruises for the rest of the 2014/15 cruise season.

Australia. NSW Brings 10-Year Plan

October 21st, 2014

The government in Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) has set the target of doubling overnight visitor spend by 2020. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Princess adds bling to ships with new partnership with Effy Jewelry

October 21st, 2014

The Santa Clarita, California-based cruise line today (Oct. 20) announced a partnership with Effy Jewelry, a 35-year-old, premier purveyor of diamond and gemstone jewelry. (examiner.com)

Canada’s Atlantic Provinces Reinvented with One Ocean Expeditions’ East Coast Wildlife Safari

October 21st, 2014

Polar cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions, is introducing a new 10-day expedition cruise in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada visiting Nova Scotia, Quebec and Newfoundland and the French territory of Saint Pierre et Miquelon, launching in July 2015.

Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Tourism Escalates Discussions on Southern Caribbean Cruise Initiative

October 21st, 2014

Gerald Hadeed, Trinidad and Tobago’s minister of tourism, recently attended the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference and Trade show in St. Maarten. (travelagentcentral.com)

Port Everglades Goes Digital with Online Cruise Guide and New Cruise App

October 21st, 2014

Port Everglades is making it easier and more convenient for cruise guests to plan their next ocean-bound vacation with an online version of the Cruise Guide and a new, user-friendly cruise app for mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads.

Carnival Plan Evokes Return To The 1930s In Hispaniola – Other Cruise News: Major Changes At Pullmantur Cruises – Book Review: Great French Passenger Ships

October 20th, 2014

by Kevin Griffin

This week we look at how Carnival Corp & plc’s investigation into developing a new two-berth cruise port at Haiti’s Tortuga Island, together with its Amber Cove development in the Dominican Republic, take us back to the 1930s. Both are on the island of Hispaniola and relatively close to Miami, especially in these days of high fuel costs. We also look at how Pullmantur is extending its reach far beyond Spain, while at the same time watering down its much-vaunted “All-Inclusive” plan. Finally, for a change, we review Bill Miller’s most recent book, “Great French Passenger Ships,” just published by The History Press.

Tests Show the Nurse Isolated on Carnival Magic Did Not Have Ebola

October 20th, 2014

Michael Mierzwa, Galveston’s port director, told news media at the port Sunday that blood samples taken Saturday from a female guest in isolation on Carnival Magic had tested “negative” for the Ebola virus. (travelagentcentral.com)

Darwin: Northern Point in Australia

October 20th, 2014

With a year-round season, Darwin’s cruise business is stable as the port remains a homeport for small expedition ships sailing Australia’s northern coastline for Arnhem Land and the Kimberley region. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Introduces New Bi-Weekly Product Training Podcasts for Travel Agents

October 20th, 2014

Carnival is introducing a new series of bi-weekly podcasts for travel agents highlighting the line’s latest on-board product innovations and developments, everything from new children’s programming and entertainment to dining enhancements and itinerary trends.

Post Gonzalo, Bermuda is Ready to Accept Cruise Ships This Week

October 19th, 2014

Celebrity Infinity will call on Bermuda this week as scheduled, as the Atlantic island recovers from Hurricane Gonzalo, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said Sunday. (cruisecritic.com)

China announces four cruise pilot areas

October 19th, 2014

China’s Ministry of Transport has named two cities and two provinces as cruise pilot areas – Tianjin, Shanghai, Fujian and Hainan. (cruisebusiness.com)

AIDA’s Monika Griefahn Christens LNG Barge in Hamburg

October 19th, 2014

The world’s first LNG hybrid barge was christened “Hummel” yesterday at Grasbrook Quay in HafenCity in Hamburg. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Magic Returns to Galveston, Quarantined Passenger Debarks

October 19th, 2014

Carnival Magic docked in Galveston this morning without incident, allowing the quarantined Texas lab worker and her partner to debark first. (cruisecritic.com)