“What’s interesting about TV-theme cruises is that it’s the single hottest niche in the genre,” said Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor-in-chief at the cruise guide Cruise Critic. “It’s a fairly new specialty of theme cruises and the themes on offer represent such a wide range of television programming.” (qz.com)
For the first time four cruise ships are in Auckland harbour at the same time. That means 3,500 tourists are in Auckland today shopping, eating and drinking and many will be heading to different ports in New Zealand in the coming days.(tvnz.co.nz)
Effective May 1, 2017, Holland America Line will charge an additional dollar per person, per day, for service charges on standard cabin bookings, and an additional $1.50 per person, per day, to passengers booked in suites. (cruisecritic.com)
Princess Cruises announced today that Island Princess will be the fourth cruise ship to feature the Ocean Medallion™, debuting May 16, 2018 for the Alaska season.
A young crew member aboard the Costa Magica vessel which was docked at Heritage Quay pier was found hanging in his cabin yesterday afternoon, police confirmed. (antiguaobserver.com)
Not even crew members decked out in hazmat suits could prevent the dreaded norovirus from striking down passengers aboard a cruise ship currently docked in Brisbane. (9news.com.au)
Beating competition from over 2,500 entries across 13 different cruise lines, Wade Cleophas from Norwegian Cruise Line has scooped the title of 2017 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year, according to a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Cunard Presents 2017 Westminster Kennel Club “Best in Show” Winner with Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2February 16th, 2017
Cunard, the only line to carry pets across the Atlantic, presented Rumor, the Westminster Kennel Club’s Best in Show winner, with an invitation to sail on a Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2 today (Feb. 15) in New York’s Times Square.
There was an extra winner at Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia’s 16th Annual Cruise Industry Awards – Mercy Ships.
Crew aboard the MSC Sinfonia cruise liner have been testing their lifeboats and changed their itinerary as cyclone Dineo approaches the Mozambique and South African east coasts. (timeslive.co.za)
Sembcorp Marine Repairs & Upgrades has a strong focus on building up its cruise refit business – and it has seen this business boosted by growing demand for cruising in Asia. (passengership.info)
Is Norwegian Star the unluckiest cruise ship at sea? Blighted vessel abandons another five ports of callFebruary 16th, 2017
A cruise ship whose voyages have on several occasions been blighted by mechanical breakdown and missed ports of call has been given the all-clear. (independent.co.uk)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines encourage trade partners to book onto one of its free ship visits and onboard training daysFebruary 16th, 2017
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is encouraging trade partners to book onto one of its free ship visits and onboard training days in April, May and June 2017, to find out more about the unique Fred. Olsen product first-hand and help give a real understanding of the ‘Fred. Olsen Difference’.
More Cuba visits are on the horizon for Oceania Cruises. The luxury line owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has revealed a series of new departures for fall 2017. (cruisecritic.com)
Fincantieri was awarded an order from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. for the construction of 4 new generation cruise ships with an option for additional 2, for the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) brand.
World’s Largest Ship Elevator Opens at Three Gorges Dam in Central China Victoria Cruises will introduce passengers to another technological marvel along China’s Yangtze River with the inclusion of the world’s largest ship elevator in its 2017 programs.
“We give great value. We have the best value of any line. In reality, you get a luxury product at a (premium) price. That sells, people like value,” Torstein Hagen, founder and chairman of Viking Cruises, told Cruise Industry News.
As part of a new “FUNomenal Group Sail” promotion, Carnival Cruise Line is reducing its initial deposit requirement by fifty percent for group bookings, as well as offering an enhanced free cruise berth program, through March 15, 2017.
Costa Cruises is once again among the top Italian companies for employee working conditions. During yesterday’s event in Milan, the Italian company was recognised by the Top Employers Institute for the fourth consecutive year and awarded the prestigious “Top Employers 2017” certification.
First-class vegetarian and vegan menus: working alongside EUROPA 2’s own chef de cuisine, top chef Michael Hoffmann has developed a menu exclusively for the 5-stars-plus* luxury ship, inspired by his own vegetarian cuisine.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is delighted to announce the appointment of Aishling McLoughlin as the new Sales Representative for the UK & Ireland. Aishling takes over responsibility for sales in the marketplace from Mike Flanagan, who has retired after eight years working for the cruise line.
In celebration of the International Women’s Day, Dream Cruises said it will ring in the month of March with a series of events inspired by the “Golden Shanghai era in the 1920s, including the first-ever Cheongsam Catwalk at Sea, professional hair and makeup workshops, skincare talks as well as dancing parties to set the mood for everything Shanghai.” (cruiseindustrynews.com)