Guests on the Aug. 11, 2018, O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise to Alaska aboard Holland America Line’s Eurodam will be joined by five of the magazine’s editors and Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist, author and international speaker; Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author; and Sara Auster, sound therapist, meditation teacher and artist.
Speedcast International, the world’s most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced that the company successfully delivered 3.174 Gbps of satellite bandwidth onboard the Carnival Horizon, Carnival’s newest mega cruise ship.
Carnival Cruise Line today announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art duty free store available on Carnival Spirit, on Australian cruises, from 25 June, 2018, further enhancing the guest experience the cruise line is known for.
Ponant’s Le Lapérouse has passed its first set of sea trials off the coast of Norway, according to a statement. The first of six 180-guest Explorer-class ships for the French brand will be delivered from VARD next month. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Today (May 24th), at the Annual CLIA Convention in Southampton, Saga Cruises announced that all agent attendees will receive an invitation to their ‘shakedown’ cruise on Spirit of Discovery in July 2019.
Hurtigruten has announced that it will ban all unnecessary single-use plastic as of July 2, 2018 including the removal of plastic straws, drink mixers, plastic glasses, coffee lids, and plastic bags from all Hurtigruten ships. The goal is to become the world’s first plastic-free shipping company.
Travel Leaders Group took top honors in the Digital Travel Choice Awards for Best Digital Marketing Campaign from a Travel Retailer. The award was presented at the Digital Travel Summit held in Las Vegas. (travelagentcentral.com)
Iona, the first of two 180,000 gross ton newbuildings for P&O Cruises from Meyer Werft in Germany, is likely to enter the UK registry rather than that of Bermuda, where six of the seven present ships of the company are registered. (cruisebusiness.com)
Costa Cruises is continuing to expand and renew its fleet of ships flying the Italian flag. At Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard, construction has begun on a new 135,500-ton ship with 2,116 cabins, due for delivery in 2020. Like its twin Costa Venezia, it will be designed specifically for the Chinese market.
P&O Cruises today revealed Iona will be the name of its LNG-powered 5,200-passenger newbuild. The ship will debut in Southampton in spring 2020, making it the biggest vessel to sail out of the UK at 183,900 tons. (cruiseindustrynews.com)