Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) this week celebrated the launch of its new Australian website, which has been transitioned to the brand’s new global platform. (etbtravelnews.com)
The Livescape Group today announced its full lineup for the third voyage of the world’s 2nd largest EDM cruise festival, and Asia’s largest at sea hosted by legendary actor, David Hasselhoff. (etbtravelnews.com)
“Silver Muse”, the new ultra-luxury cruise ship which Fincantieri is building for the shipowner Silversea Cruises, was launched today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente. Interior fittings will now begin, leading the vessel to its delivery, scheduled in April 2017.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced details of its annual Cruise360 Australasia industry conference, which will take place at The Star Event Centre on Friday September 16. (etbtravelnews.com)
Repairs to a Ketchikan dock that was damaged in early June by a cruise ship have been completed ahead of schedule. (newsminer.com)
A group of New Zealand businessman have come up with an idea to help New Zealand’s homeless – place them on a cruise ship. (theguardian.com)
Trinidad and Tobago (TT) got a bigger slice of the billion dollar cruise ship industry pie during the 2015 to 2016 season, thanks to a significant increase in the number of cruise passenger visits. (newsday.co.tt)
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the 2016 Port & Destination Summit will take place on Tuesday, September 20 in Santa Cruz, Tenerife. (travelagentcentral.com)
MedCruise is appointed among the expert groups to continue providing expertise to the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF), following a selection procedure by the European Commission.
European Waterways has announced it will be offering five new “Champagne Cruises” in Champagne, France, aboard the Panache luxury hotel barge in 2017. (travelagentcentral.com)
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that Cruise Brothers has joined the organization as a CLIA Diamond Agency Member. (travelagentcentral.com)
Holland America Line is now the presenting sponsor of the Seattle Mariners’ “Salute to Those Who Serve” on-field recognition program honoring some of the men and women of the United States Military. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The Port of Sydney is celebrating the arrival of its one-millionth cruise ship passenger, but port management says that number might have been reached sooner if it had a second, longer berth. (cbc.ca)
“All our fees are covered by the head tax ($10), for all ships with 1,000 or more passengers. We don’t charge for security or berthing, all of that is included. The ship itself is not paying anything,” said Bob Leeman, marketing manager for Cruise Portland (Maine). In addition are further incentives for ships calling earlier in the season, he explained. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Thomson Cruises announced that its latest ship TUI Discovery 2 — currently sailing as Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas — will homeport in Malaga, Spain, and the Canary Island of Tenerife when it joins the fleet next year. (cruisecritic.com)
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has appointed Stacie Faulds as its new director of marketing. (travelagentcentral.com)
Cruise passengers looking for something completely different can join a voyage full of suspense and intrigue on Captain Rentell’s Final Mystery Cruise.
Developed specifically for Australian and New Zealand agents, Flagship provides a central hub for information on P&O Cruises’ product, as well as a range of agent marketing tools and an image and video gallery.
At this time, cumulative advance bookings for the remainder of the year are well ahead of the prior year at slightly higher prices. (cruisebusiness.com)
Southern Sea Cruises will start service out of Sanya, China, and is a joint venture including COSCO, China Travel Services Group and the China Communications Construction Company. COSCO already owns a large fleet of cargo vessels. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Crystal Cruises is the latest cruise line to expand its presence to Australia and the Pacific, announcing that it will open its first dedicated corporate office in Sydney. (cruisecritic.com)