After a productive dry-dock period M/Y Grace will be departing the port of Guayaquil to return back to the Galapagos Islands for its first cruise. She has undergone some important cosmetic changes, making her more comfortable for her guests.
A-ROSA Cruises, in conjunction with David Morris International, released their 2015 brochure now with over 200 departures sailing exclusively on the rivers of Europe. (travelpulse.com)
Cuba Cruise, the Canadian initiative that revolutionized travel to Cuba, is launching its second season with a pioneering holiday package.
Lindblad Expeditions will be implementing Adonis Personnel Manager (APM) for all their crewing and payroll activities. The solution will enable Lindblad to integrate and centralize their HR, payroll and crew planning for their fleet. (cruisebusiness.com)
The award-winning Gale Hotel on Miami’s South Beach was the setting for the spectacular grand finale on September 5 in the quest to crown the Bacardi Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year 2014. (cruisebusiness.com)
Master chef Jacques Pépin will host a sailing onboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera in 2015, along with his family. (travelagentcentral.com)
Costa Cruises is offering free upgrades and reduced deposits to guests when Costa Luminosa and Costa Mediterranea reposition to Miami, Fla., in December for a season of 10-, 11- and 12-night cruises to the eastern, western and southern Caribbean. (travelagentcentral.com)
Hurtigruten announced a series of specially-priced voyage, hotel and air packages on their six- and seven-day Norwegian Coastal Voyage winter sailings. (travelagentcentral.com)
Silversea is offering a record number of voyage options in 2016, with reservations now open. The schedule for Silversea’s five cruise ships will encompass 385 destinations on 177 voyages. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Orkney’S economy has been boosted by over £3 million following a record number of cruise ships sailing to the islands. (scotsman.com)
Carnival Cruise Lines is renewing its Great Vacation Guarantee through 2015, following a successful first year with a record number of passengers. (cruisecritic.com)
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) unveiled the design of the Zayed Port’s new cruise terminal building. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Gabriele Baroni has joined Costa Crociere S.p.A. in the position of Communication Director and will be reporting to the Vice President Communication & Sustainability Hansjoerg Kunze. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Delegates and other guests arrived in St. Thomas on Monday for the annual Caribbean Tourism Organization Conference. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
A dream cruise turning into a nightmare for Valerie O’Farrell and her husband, Paul, when they were thrown off their cruise ship. (wcnc.com)
Star Cruises is pleased to introduce an all new culinary destination in Hong Kong – SuperStar Virgo. A series of ongoing enhancement programmes will see new dining options added onboard the ship, offering an unrivalled gastronomy experience at sea.
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released a report on the impact of cruising on the U.S. economy. (cruisecritic.com)
UK. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches TV campaign to highlight its longest-ever ‘Grand Voyage’ to the Far East in 2015September 16th, 2014
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a promotional TV campaign on four digital channels – Drama, Alibi, Yesterday and Home.
U.S. Cruise Industry Saw Continued Growth, Economic Contributions in 2013. Cruise Lines Contributed $44 Billion to U.S. EconomySeptember 16th, 2014
New data released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) show that the North American cruise industry continued to expand in 2013, generating employment, income, and other economic benefits throughout the U.S. economy.
Sarah Beth Reno – a 27-year travel industry veteran – has been named vice president of entertainment for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
A spokesperson for Princess Cruises has confirmed Sea Princess’ inability to sail at full speed on recent itineraries is due to a problem with the ship’s crankshaft. (cruisecritic.com)
Port Everglades Celebrates 2014-2015 Cruise Season with New Terminal, New Day Cruise and Regal Princess NamingSeptember 16th, 2014
Port Everglades will kick off its 2014-2015 winter cruise season by hosting the traditional naming ceremony for Princess Cruises’ Regal Princess, welcoming Resorts Worlds’ Bimini SuperFast day cruise, and celebrating the grand opening of its completely renovated Cruise Terminal 4.
Norwegian’s “All-Inclusive” – Other Cruise News: A Prestige Ship For Bermuda? – Chinese Taishan Enters ServiceSeptember 15th, 2014
by Kevin Griffin
Last month, Norwegian Cruise Line announced a new all-inclusive program for 2015 in North America, and this month it announced a similar program for the UK. There are some interesting comparisons between the two programs in that fare reductions that are part of the package differ, as do rates of exchange used for different bands. Elsewhere in Norwegian’s “new” realm since agreeing to acquire Prestige Cruises, Kevin Sheehan remarked that Bermuda might see more Prestige ships in future years. And in China, Bohai Cruise has inaugurated its independent cruise service using the 800-berth Chinese Taishan, formerly Costa Voyager.
Princess Cruises is pouring a new craft beer to toast its upcoming 50th anniversary. The “Seawitch” West Coast IPA beer – named for the company’s logo – was developed exclusively for Princess Cruises. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The most reliable source for over 40 years, Steven B. Stern’s “Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation” is out with its 2015 edition in soft cover and color e-book.
P&O Cruises has revived a nostalgic childhood favourite to help agents view its new brand positioning through a different light. (australia.etbnews.com)
Tens of thousands of dollars poured into the city of Portland this weekend, with two large cruise ships docked at the Portland Ocean Terminal on Saturday. (bangordailynews.com)
The gangplank leading, for some, to the cruise trip a lifetime was withdrawn in Fremantle yesterday, leaving 2000 Sea Princess passengers pondering a one-way journey back to their homes. (au.news.yahoo.com)
Daniel Schäfer (35) has been appointed to the Management Board of Sea Cloud Cruises GmbH by the company’s General Meeting with immediate effect. (cruisebusiness.com)
Holland America Line revealed the name of its new 99,500 gross ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be Koningsdam. (cruisebusiness.com)
PPI Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn McCullough to Associate Vice President of Port Shopping Programs.
Officials in Puerto Rico say the number of summer cruise ship passengers visiting the U.S. territory has increased in the past three years. (abcnews.go.com)