Cunard Line to Welcome Actress Shirley Jones Aboard Queen Victoria’s 2015 World Cruise

November 23rd, 2014

Cunard Line has announced that Academy Award-winning actress Shirley Jones will sail aboard Queen Victoria as a Cunard Insights speaker during the February 2-17, 2015, Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles segment of the World Cruise. (travelagentcentral.com)

Port Canaveral needs cruise terminals to handle growth

November 23rd, 2014

Consultant Luis Ajamil gave Port Canaveral officials lots of good news on the outlook for cruise operations at Brevard County’s seaport. (floridatoday.com)

CLIA Releases Initial Asia Cruise Trends Findings

November 23rd, 2014

The newly-formed Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) bodies in Southeast and North Asia released initial findings from the new Asia Cruise Trends Project: “Analysis, Assessment, Appreciation.”

Royal Caribbean and Ctrip Announce Formal Joint Venture

November 23rd, 2014

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Ctrip.com International announced that they have agreed to form a strategic partnership through SkySea Cruises, a joint venture which is designed to serve the Chinese cruise market. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Holland America Names Orlando Ashford President

November 23rd, 2014

Holland America Line announced that effective Dec. 1 Orlando Ashford will join the company as president. Ashford joins the company from Mercer, a global consulting firm. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Vacationers Enjoy Reduced Deposit, Half Off Second Guest Fare And Up To $300 Onboard Credit For All Royal Caribbean Cruises

November 21st, 2014

As the days become shorter and the temperature starts to dip, families should take advantage of the upcoming holiday gatherings to plan their next adventure in warmer locales with Royal Caribbean International.

Fincantieri signs agreements with Carnival Corporation and China State Shipbuilding Corporation

November 21st, 2014

Fincantieri has signed two memorandums of understanding, respectively with Carnival Corporation and with China CSSC Holdings Limited, China’s largest shipbuilding conglomerate, which operates in different sectors, the company said in its press release. (en.portnews.ru)

Star Cruises launches the premiere of Cookin’ NANTA with a special K-Theme Celebration on SuperStar Gemini

November 21st, 2014

Star Cruises recently held a special launch event onboard SuperStar Gemini to celebrate the premiere of the globally acclaimed Korean comedy show Cookin’ NANTA, which is available from now until 2 January 2015 on SuperStar Gemini. (traveldailynews.asia)

Dwain Wall Named Co-President of WorldCruise.cn

November 21st, 2014

WorldCruise.cn is a bilingual website that caters to Chinese-speaking travel agents and consumers globally. (travelagentcentral.com)

Metro Ports Appoints New President

November 21st, 2014

Michael S. Ferguson has accepted the position of president for Metro Ports, replacing former interim Metro Ports President Norman Hauser. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Royal Caribbean to Transfer Ship to Spanish Cruise Line

November 21st, 2014

Majesty of the SeasFans of Royal Caribbean’s 14-year-old Majesty of the Seas have slightly less than a year and a half left to enjoy the ship before the line transfers it to Spanish cruise line Pullmantur. (cruisecritic.com)

Louis Adds Third Ship to Celestyal Cruises‎ Brand in Former Olympic Explorer

November 21st, 2014

The new Celestyal Cruises‎ brand, formerly Louis Cruises, was launched officially today with a press event in Greece. The big news was the announcement of the Olympic Explorer returning to service for the Greek line. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

MSC Cruises Takes First Step Towards Doubling Fleet Capacity As Renewed MSC Armonia Is Relaunched In Genoa

November 21st, 2014

MSC Armonia at Fincantieri Palermo shipyard after the stretch jobMSC Armonia, the first of four MSC cruise ships to be enlarged and enhanced under the Renaissance Programme, was relaunched amid much fanfare in Genoa today for a 10-day inaugural cruise to the Canary Islands. (eglobaltravelmedia.com.au)

Variety Cruises Offers Seven-Night Greece and Turkey Cruise

November 21st, 2014


Variety Cruises will offer Aegean Mosaic, a seven night cruise of Greece and Turkey, beginning in August 2015. (travelagentcentral.com)

FICP Names Silversea Cruises’ Kevin Regan Chair of Advisory Council

November 21st, 2014

Financial and Insurance Conference Planners (FICP) has elected Kevin Regan, director of corporate and incentive sales at Silversea Cruises. (travelagentcentral.com)

Costa Celebration Moves Elsewhere

November 21st, 2014

After a drydocking to turn her from the Grand Celebration to the Costa Celebration, the ship’s winter season has been cancelled, according to the Italian company. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Aranui Celebrates 30 Years in French Polynesia

November 20th, 2014

Aranui Cruises, operator of the Aranui 3 mixed passenger-freighter vessel, is celebrating 30 years as the world’s only soft adventure cruise provider to sail in French Polynesia. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Court Ruling Revives Negligence Case Against Cruise Lines

November 20th, 2014

Cruise lines are no longer immune to being held liable for negligence of onboard doctors and nurses following a recent ruling by the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. (travelpulse.com)

Bahamas Celebration Remains Out of Service

November 20th, 2014

The Bahamas Celebration is still out of service after sustaining damage after hitting a still-unidentified underwater object on Oct. 31. (travelpulse.com)

Norwegian Sales Head Camille Olivere Departs

November 20th, 2014

The acquisition of Prestige Cruises International just closed, but there are already changes in the management ranks at the new Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. (travelpulse.com)

Richard Meadows Named President of Cunard Line – North America

November 20th, 2014

Cunard announced that Richard Meadows has been appointed President of Cunard Line – North America, assuming operating responsibility for the iconic Cunard brand throughout the North American continent from 1 December 2014. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Corporation Releases Sustainability Report

November 20th, 2014

Carnival Corporation & plc released its 2013 Sustainability Report detailing the company’s sustainability efforts, including initiatives which enabled it to meet its corporate goal to reduce its rate of CO2 emissions from shipboard operations. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Vigor Drydock in Business for Cruise in Northwest

November 20th, 2014

A major acquisition by Vigor Industrial (formerly Cascade General) has added an experienced resource for timely cruise ship repair and refurbishment in the Northwest. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Ponant Reveals 2015 Expedition Cruises to Alaska

November 20th, 2014

Le BorealPonant is extending its 15 years of polar expedition cruising expertise to the inlets, Eastern coastline and Inland Passage of Alaska. (travelagentcentral.com)

Norwegian Cruise Line Completes Acquisition Of Prestige

November 20th, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Prestige Cruises International in cash and stock for a total transaction consideration of $3.025 billion, including the assumption of debt. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Holland America to Debut New Ship in Mediterranean

November 20th, 2014

When Holland America Line’s newest ship, Koningsdam, debuts in February 2016 it will do so in the Mediterranean with a series of 12-night cruises. (cruisecritic.com)

St. John’s Leads Newfoundland and Labrador Region

November 19th, 2014

The Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced its 2014 season statistics, with 69 port calls to 26 ports, among 17 cruise lines and 20 ships. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

MSC Cruises’ Deals Get Even Better With Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

November 19th, 2014

MSC DivinaMSC Cruises is getting a head start on Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a special sale starting today and lasting through Monday, Dec. 1.

Best in Cruise Travel: Cruise Critic Names 2014 U.S. Editors’ Picks Winners

November 19th, 2014

The votes have been tallied, the statuettes polished, as once again Cruise Critic showcases the best of the best in cruise travel with Cruise Critic’s 7th Annual Editors’ Picks Awards.

Meyer Turku Shipyard begins steel work on Mein Schiff 5

November 19th, 2014

Meyer Turku Shipyard, the Finnish shipbuilder controlled in the Meyer Werft group that is based in Germany, has started work on the 99,500 gross ton Mein Schiff 5 for Hamburg based TUI Cruises. (cruisebusiness.com)

The Cavern: Legendary home of The Beatles to be recreated onboard Norwegian Cruise Line in exclusive deal

November 19th, 2014

Liverpool’s Cavern Club will set sail for the first time when a replica of legendary home of The Beatles is installed on a giant cruise liner next year. (liverpoolecho.co.uk)

Adventure Canada Wins Nunavut Tourism’s Business of the Year Award

November 19th, 2014

This distinction honours businesses that offer high quality travel experiences and demonstrate strong ethical standards and unparalleled leadership in the industry.