Another new cruise line plans to enter the industry as Norwegian Cruise Company intends to start operations in 2019 with a purpose-built ultra-luxury 180-passenger ship. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Five people are missing from a cruise ship in The Gambia after the country declared a state of emergency following disputed election results. According to a report by Cruise Arabia & Africa, there are two crew and three passengers among those missing, while a statement on the company’s website confirms crew and passengers are missing, without providing details. (arabiansupplychain.com)
Amongst them, six will be new ship visitors. This is a small decline on last year’s figures, -33% calls and -10% passengers. In 2016 a new cruise terminal has been completed in La Seyne sur mer and the ferry/cruise Terminal downtown has been completely refurbished.
If you’re thinking that your next holiday might be an all-inclusive cruise, then there is every chance that, alongside the endless buffets and cringy cabaret acts, you will come across a casino to play at. (casino.org)
Desire has announced that its second clothing-optional cruise will sail the Mediterranean in April 2018. The adults-only cruise departs from Barcelona and culminates in Rome, visiting ports of call including Sete and Marseilles in France, Monaco’s Monte Carlo and Italy’s Portofino and Florence. (travelagentcentral.com)
Don’t let it be a ‘Blue January’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ great-value ‘Turn of Year’ sales campaignJanuary 20th, 2017
Award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is showcasing its exciting ‘Turn of Year’ sales campaign with a range of multi-media promotions, including a series of 30-second and 10-second advertisements being shown on 13 digital TV channels.
In a major move following last year’s ‘Big Clean-up’, Bhaya cruises in collaboration with the Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance have taken critical steps in preserving the natural beauty of Halong Bay and its surrounding waters. (etbtravelnews.global)
Viking Sea has called yesterday (Jan. 18) for the first time at la Goulette Cruise Terminal. The ship had onboard almost 900 passengers, most of them were Americans and made a stopover from 9am to 6pm.
Carnival Corporation & plc today announced that Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Group, is appointed CEO of Carnival Asia, and will oversee operationsin China and the regionas part of his expanded role.
Modern Canada turns 150 this year, and Maple Leaf Adventures is teaming up with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society to offer a small-ship cruise that explores British Columbia’s west coast and Pacific history. (latimes.com)
Cruisers loyal to Royal Caribbean are always on the lookout for the next ship name announcement. So when the new moniker Symphony of the Seas popped up as the name for Royal Caribbean’s next Oasis-class ship, fans broadcast the news. (cruisecritic.com)
The China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) has launched a new website ahead of their annual conference, China Cruise Shipping (CCS). (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic now has a name for its brand-new 100-passenger ship, launching in June 2018: National Geographic Venture. The expedition vessel and its sister ship, National Geographic Quest (launching in June 2017), are the only new-builds in the history of the cruise line. (cruisecritic.com)
The hottest new summer music cruise to hit Europe is to take place on a no expenses spared Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas ship. The finest talents from the house music world will line-up, and the entertainment, accommodation, food and drink on offer as the ship sails around the Med from June 11th to 18th 2017 will be truly unrivalled.
This month, Stacy Lowman joined the team in a new role created to heighten the focus on travel agent and internal training and development. In his new role, Lowman will lead a seasoned training team charged with redesigning the training platform, Cruise Planners University (CPU).
Key Cruise Line Executives and Industry Stakeholders Build Business and Relationships at FCCA PAMAC Cruise SummitJanuary 19th, 2017
Business and relationship development were in high gear on the high seas from January 13-16. More than 150 FCCA Platinum Members, key cruise industry stakeholders, joined over 25 top-level FCCA Member Line cruise executives for the annual FCCA PAMAC Cruise Summit.
Original Group, whose made headlines around the world when it announced its first adults-only, couples-only, “clothing optional” cruise last year, has just announced its second itinerary. (news.com.au)
Carnival Cruise Line Upgrades Travel Agent Rewards Program With New Point Redemption Offerings And EnhancementsJanuary 18th, 2017
Carnival Cruise Line has enhanced its popular Travel Agent Rewards Program by offering agents a new point redemption process so that all gift cards are now offered in electronic format.
Scheduled to launch in spring 2018, the ship will sail on a variety of voyages in and around Europe between May and November 2018, hailing at ports throughout Northern Europe, the United Kingdom and Mediterranean. (travelagentcentral.com)
MSC Cruises broke ground earlier this week on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, the line’s new private island destination. Located south of Bimini in The Bahamas, the island is set to become a “natural paradise exclusive” to MSC Cruises guests as of November 2018. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The 29th cruise season at Port Saint John will get an early start with the April 27th arrival of Holland America’s Veendam.
Tremendous December rainfall provides Silversea Expeditions travellers with once in a life time experienceJanuary 18th, 2017
Silversea Expeditions invites guests to discover a unique opportunity to experience the ancient wonders and thundering waterfalls of the Australian Kimberley aboard Silver Discoverer on 10 or 11-day voyages travelling between Darwin and Broome. (etbtravelnews.global)
The debate over a new cruise ship terminal in Charleston’s Historic District is finally going to be heard by the state Court of Appeals – nearly three years after environmental and preservation groups filed their petition with the court. (postandcourier.com)