Cruise Passengers Injured and Five Dead After Volcano Eruption in New Zealand

Passengers from Ovation of the Seas are among the injured and missing people, and at least five tourists have died, after a volcano erupted today (Dec.9) on New Zealand’s Whakaari (White Island). Around 50 visitors were on or near the island at the time of the eruption, and 23 of those people have since been transported to shore, including the five deceased and 18 injured, according to a NZ Herald report. (

Study: Here’s how Port Tampa Bay ranks among top cruise ports

Port Tampa BayPort Tampa Bay is one of the best places to cruise out of in the world, according to the number of passengers it sees. There were nearly 600,000 cruise line embarkations at the Tampa port last year, based on a biennial study from Cruise Lines International Association. The port has seen 47.7 percent growth since 2016. (

Juneau Empire Live: Cruise Ship Capacity

John McConnochie, of Cycle Alaska, speaks about the cruise industry in Juneau during a panel discussion with Drew Green, Port Manager at Cruise Line Agencies, and Mike Tibbles, of Cruise Lines International Association, at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (

Silversea Becomes First Ultra-luxury Cruise Line To Fly Guests Directly To Antarctica In Business-class Comfort

Silversea’s Antarctica Bridge Fly & Cruise – The Fast-Track to the Last Continent

Silversea Cruises announces a first in the ultra-luxury segment: a new fly-cruise service to Antarctica in business-class comfort, as part of the largest ever Antarctica offering in the cruise line’s history. (more…)

MSC Cruises welcomed the very first guests to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, its new private island destination in The Bahamas

MSC Cruises Reveals New Island Experiences Awaiting Guests At Ocean Cay MSC Marine ReserveThe island’s opening is a major milestone for MSC Cruises. As part of a multi-faceted restoration strategy, the Company has transformed the island from what once was an industrial sand excavation site into a stunning tropical destination and has worked with environmental engineers and other experts to revitalize the surrounding ocean beds, marine life and endangered coral. (more…)

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