Australia’s pioneering cruise line, Coral Expeditions, will be the first to sail some of Tasmania’s most remote coastlines when it launches seven night Hobart to Hobart cruises on 16 November 2015. (etbtravelnews.com)
In recognition of Star Cruises’ outstanding achievement in winning “Best Cruise Operator in the Asia-Pacific” ten years in a row, Star Cruises was once again honoured with the prestigious Travel Trade Gazette’s (TTG) “Travel Hall of Fame” Award at this year’s 26th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan of AMC’s hit TV series “The Walking Dead” or a craft beer connoisseur, there’s a strong chance there’s a themed cruise available to accommodate your interests. (travelpulse.com)
They have cult status: Marty McFly a.k.a. Michael J. Fox and his “DeLorean” – the coolest time machine in film history – from “Back to the Future.”
From 5th to 11th of October, six major cruise brands operating in the Spanish market will make available to their customers various discounts, special promotions and competitive offers via CLIA Spain website. (cruisebusiness.com)
Experts at the world’s leading cruise reviews website Cruise Critic have voted Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Best for Itineraries’ in the prestigious ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2015’.
Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, has announced the winners of its 8th annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards, naming the best of the cruise industry in 25 categories, chosen by Cruise Critic’s international team of editors. (cruisebusiness.com)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been named as an ‘Official Partner’ of the English Indoor Bowling Association (‘EIBA’- www.eiba.co.uk).
Star Princess docked at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver, BC, early Sunday morning with an unwelcome guest — norovirus. Of the 2,590 passengers on the ship’s 15-day cruise to Hawaii, 61 were sickened by the virus during the cruise. (travelagentcentral.com)
by Kevin Griffin
Last week came news from Saga that it had ordered a 55,900-ton cruise ship from Meyer Werft in Papenburg, builders almost three decades ago, in 1986-92, of such well-respected ships as the Homeric, Crown Odyssey, Horizon and Zenith. The new Saga ship, for delivery in 2019, plus a possible sister for 2021, will join the eight “R” ships that set the precedent for this size of cruise ship in 1998-2001, along with Oceania Cruises’ Marina and Riviera from 2011-12 and the Viking Ocean Cruises trio of 2015-17. Compared to the ultra-luxury ships that have tended to occupy this size bracket in the past, these ships will prove that there is a market to be met between the mass market ships carrying thousands of passengers and the ultra-luxury ships that carry just hundreds. This new class of ship will bring back passengers whose needs have been ignored by the arrival of the very large mass-market ships.
This December, Royal Caribbean International invigorates the holidays with festive activities and entertainment aboard all ships sailing in the Caribbean.
Carnival Cruise Line is launching a new air program that is designed to provide guests with maximum value, choice and convenience when making their air arrangements in conjunction with their cruise.
Ellen Sack, The Barge Lady, an American based broker of 50 European crewed canal barges, is offering six night, fully crewed, luxury barge cruises in Europe aimed at multigen vacationers. (travelagentcentral.com)
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will visit Kobe to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the city’s port. (ajw.asahi.com)
New riverboat is Peruvian Amazon’s most luxurious. Rainforest Cruises offers free flights for launchOctober 5th, 2015
Rainforest Cruises is marking the launch of the Peruvian Amazon’s most luxurious riverboat with free internal flights for all 2016 seven-day cruises booked this year.
The Genoa Maritime Authority, responsible also for Portofino, has issued the long awaited decree which enables all cruise ships to anchor in Portofino at a closer distance from the coast, effective from the beginning of 2016 cruise season.
In honor of our 25th anniversary, Quark Expeditions is proud to take passengers to the unexpected wonderlands of the Arctic, Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands, through paths less traveled to seldom-seen destinations, and with one-of-a-kind accommodation and unique modes of travel.
According to a recent report on cruise ship emissions in Victoria, the highest sulphur dioxide levels measured this year in James Bay are significantly lower than previous years. (vicnews.com)
A preview is now live for the cruise vacations available during the FCCA Online Auction. With online bidding taking place from October 5 -16, the event offers participants a chance to win a cruise for a fraction of its retail value while supporting a worthy cause.
Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s planned €18 million berth for cruise ships could cause a “catastrophic failure” of the 200-year-old piers because of its “flawed engineering design”, according to one of more than 150 objections to the plan. (irishtimes.com)