The 10-night “Kiev to the Black Sea” itinerary, slated for May and June 2016, will be on 196-passegenger Viking Sineus. Built in 1979, the vessel was renamed (from Viking Lomonosov) and refurbished in 2014. (cruisecritic.com)
The travel franchise selection process just got easier with the recent launch of CruiseOne’s new recruitment website, www.CruiseOneFranchise.com. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Topics and panelists have been announced for workshops during the 2015 FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade ShowSeptember 1st, 2015
Topics and panelists have been announced for workshops during the 2015 FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show, taking place in Cozumel, Mexico from October 5-9.
Boris Johnson is planning a cruise ship terminal for London – but what about his promise for cleaner air?September 1st, 2015
Luxury liners will spew out tonnes of nitrogen dioxide into a capital already so polluted that it kills 5,000 Londoners a year. (independent.co.uk)
North America’s tallest mountain, Mount McKinley — a must-see stop on Alaska cruisetours — will be renamed Denali, its traditional native Alaskan name. (cruisecritic.com)
For 2016 Abercrombie & Kent has developed four new European River Cruise Journeys that explore the food and wine of France, as well as the art, architecture and Christmastime traditions of cities and villages along the Rhine. (travelagentcentral.com)
Travel Leaders Group has announced the details for its 2016 Distinctive Voyages program, which is a collection of over 200 sailings throughout the world that include exclusive, complimentary amenities. (travelagentcentral.com)
Costa Cruises announced it has been recognized as “Asia Best Cruise Line” for its industry leadership in the inaugural Asia Cruise Awards organized by Asia Cruise Forum Jeju Organising Committee & the Asia Cruise Leaders Network (ACLN).
TUI’s Expedition Side – Other Cruise News: Emerald’s Three New Ships – The Windsors’ Cruise To Bermuda and NassauAugust 31st, 2015
by Kevin Griffin
Two weeks ago, we covered the TUI cruise fleet operated by the TUI Cruises joint venture with Royal Caribbean and the wholly-owned Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Thomson Cruises. Today, we have a look at TUI’s expedition arm, with ships operated by Toronto-based Quark Expeditions and Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions. Emerald Waterways, meanwhile, are about to order three more 172-berth vessels for rivers they do not presently cruise on. And we have a quick look at the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s cruise from Europe to Bermuda and Nassau seventy-five years ago this month.
Michael Giresi Named Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer For Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.August 31st, 2015
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) announced today that Michael Giresi has been named senior vice president and chief information officer.
Captain Cook Cruises has announced the dates for its popular seven nights Loxton to Mannum cruises onboard the small ship paddle-wheeler, PS Murray Princess. (expeditioncruising.com)
One cruise ship arrived in Gozo today, with another set to arrive tomorrow, the Gozo Ministry said in a statement. (independent.com.mt)
Australian businessman Clive Palmer’s plans to build a replica of the infamous Titanic cruise liner have been delayed by at least two years, his spokesperson confirmed to Arabian Business. (arabianbusiness.com)
Carnival Cruise Line has honored its 15 top travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada with a second annual Excellence Awards. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The Port of Saint John (New Brunswick, Canada) has announced that the Liberty of the Seas will be calling on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at approximately 12:30 pm and remain for about 12 hours, departing just after midnight. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that Tropical Storm Erika, which has been anticipated to cause heavy damage in the Caribbean for the past few days, has claimed its first victims. (travelagentcentral.com)
Port Canaveral commissioners on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to a series of upgrades for Cruise Terminals 5 and 10 that are aimed at accommodating larger ships. (floridatoday.com)
Princess Cruises is offering special savings during the “3 for Free” cruise sale for guests booking Alaska, Caribbean and Europe cruises, as well as Alaska Land & Sea Vacations, with more than 700 cruises on sale in 2016 and 2017.
Award-winning luxury travel operator APT today announced the expansion of its Asia river cruise fleet with the inaugural sailing of the new 124-passenger RV AmaDara along the Mekong River. (expeditioncruising.com)
A single last-minute round voyage has been announced by NSB for its 68,800-ton m.v. Buxcoast, a vessel equipped with an Owners Cabin, Double Cabin and Single Cabin.
The dynamic cruise industry in Asia may have just taken a pioneering step towards breaking down a most obstinate barrier of our times. South Korea’s Jeju Cruise Industry Association has just announced plans to launch cruises to North Korea. (cruisebusiness.com)
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has announced the theme and highlights of its Cruise Planners 2015 Annual Convention, which has sold out. (travelagentcentral.com)
Cruise Lines International Association Offers Travel Agents Tools, Tips and Techniques to Leverage National Plan a Cruise MonthAugust 28th, 2015
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, has announced October is National Plan a Cruise Month.
If you have a cruise scheduled to leave out of South Florida this weekend, you might be keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Erika. (cruisecritic.com)
Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines are the latest cruise lines to make itinerary changes. (cruisecritic.com)