CLIA’s 2019 Asia Deployment Report shows more cruise destinations in Asia



CLIA’s 2019 Asia Deployment Report shows more cruise destinations in AsiaCruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2019 Asia Cruise Deployment and Capacity Report. The report details Asia’s planned cruise activity in 2019, providing stakeholders with actionable and meaningful information to keep pace with the dynamic cruise industry in this region.

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Astro Ocean Takes Over Piano Land as Ship Sails for China




Astro Ocean has officially taken over the Piano Land, the former 1,822-guest, 1995-built Oriana from P&O Cruises. The new Chinese start up signed for the ship on August 12, with the ship leaving the UK on August 16. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Russia Bans Norway’s Hurtigruten Cruise Ships From Entering Its Arctic Waters




MS Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten (Ex Atlantida)A Norwegian cruise company has been refused entry to Russian waters above the Arctic circle just two weeks before sailing. The Hurtigruten expedition ship MS Spitsbergen had been due to sail from Tromsø in northern Norway to Murmansk via Franz Josef Land, a remote Russian archipelago inhabited only by Russian military. (forbes.com)

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Norwegian Encore Emerges From Meyer Werft ship building dock For The First Time




Float Out of the “Norwegian Encore” at Meyer Werft (Credit: Ems -Dollart Media)

Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that its latest ship, Norwegian Encore, successfully completed a major construction milestone, when it emerged for the first time from the Meyer Werft ship building dock in Papenburg, Germany.

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Cruise Planners Committed to Helping Travel Advisors Boost Their Luxury Sales with 2019 Luxury and River Cruise Forum



Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest travel agent network with more than 2,500 travel advisors in all 50 states, recently hosted their 2019 Luxury and River Cruise Forum at Secrets the Vine in Cancún, Mexico.

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Cruise Ship Party Blasts Music From Outer Space, Makes Ibiza Residents Angry



A non-stop, loud and rave music party on a cruise ship near Ibiza Island in Spain left the local community furious and they complained to the City Council and Port authorities over the disturbance. The cruise ship Norwegian Pearl had docked for a 12-hour rave party on the party island. According to cruise news, the ship was owned by Disco Cruise Liner and housed 3,000 party-goers. (ibtimes.com)

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Travel + Leisure Names The 2019 World’s Best Cruise Lines




Disney Magic arriving at New York Disney Magic arriving at New York with Manhattan in the background (Courtesy Disney Cruise Line)Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated individual cruise ships on their cabins/facilities, food, service, itineraries/destinations, excursions/activities, and value.

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Is the cruise industry responsible for overtourism?




You wake up and eat breakfast on your private balcony, admiring majestic views of the ocean. You dock in port after port, crisscrossing the Mediterranean — from the canals of Venice to the red roofs of Dubrovnik and back. Or you travel down the German Rhine or beach-hop in the Caribbean. (edition.cnn.com)

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Princess Cruises Offers Up to 40% Off on Select Destinations



Princess Cruises (logo)Starting today (Aug. 16), Princess Cruises is offering guests up to 40% off and free room upgrades on select voyages from December 2019 to May 2020. Now through September 9, 2019, the sale includes cruises to top destinations like the Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, Hawaii, and California Coast.

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Storm Tussey-Haverly Joins Hurtigruten as Vice President of Marketing



Hurtigruten (logo)Hurtigruten has appointed Storm Tussey-Haverly as Vice President of Marketing to lead the Seattle-based marketing team. Tussey-Haverly brings international branding, as well as digital, e-commerce, and direct marketing expertise to Hurtigruten’s growing team of seasoned leaders.

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