In the British Virgin Islands, Tortola is set to post 657,000 passengers for the year, up from 516,436 last year, according to Meslyn Allen, leasing and marketing manager for Tortola Pier Park Ltd. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
In 2017, Disney Cruise Line guests can look forward to the new Marvel Day at Sea on select sailings. The company said the offering “will unite and celebrate the epic adventures of the legendary Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel Universe during a brand-new, day-long celebration.” (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Port Canaveral: Commission Moves Forward with Museum Display & Complimentary Cruise Parking for Disabled VeteransOctober 21st, 2016
During its October Board meeting, the Canaveral Port Authority approved designs for a Port Canaveral display at the new Brevard Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island and contributed $25,000 to the expansion project.
The freshly refurbished Silver Discoverer is the perfect platform for exploring the Kimberley, with an expert team of guides and lecturers, 12 Zodiacs and a swimming pool. (expeditioncruising.com)
Ulstein Verft has signed a contract for conversion work on the expedition cruise vessel Sea Adventurer, owned by Adventurers Partner Ltd. and operated by Quark Expeditions. (shippax.com)
A new holiday themed video produced by Royal Caribbean International is being used to promote holiday cruises on the brands ships. Santa is the main star, enjoying a Christmas vacation with Royal Caribbean. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Carnival Corporation has announced that it has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.35 per share, according to a released statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Virtuoso has announced it has officially selected Passport Online Inc. as a technology partner, rolling out access to its North American agency network for Passport Online’s Tandem Cruise Booking Engine in November. (travelagentcentral.com)
Princess Cruises is offering travellers three ways to see the world in 2017, with an unprecedented trifecta of world cruises setting sail next year to exotic ports across the globe, including South America, the Arctic Circle and Alaska.
World Club Cruise announce debut Cruise Festival with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Robin Schulz, W&W and many moreOctober 20th, 2016
The World Club Dome is preparing for its first World Club Cruise, scheduled for 25th to 29th April 2017. The Mein Schiff 2 will weigh anchor in Palma de Mallorca and steam with 2,000 World clubbers to Barcelona and the party island of Ibiza before returning to the Mallorcan capital.
When the SuperStar Virgo was heading to Western Australia last year, local authorities put together a “China Ready” task force to deliver a non-English-speaking passenger experience in Fremantle, Geraldton and Albany. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
When Silversea’s newest luxury cruise ship, Silver Muse, debuts in April 2017, it will feature eight restaurants, many of which are new to the line. Silversea says this ship will have “more dining options than any other ultra-luxury cruise ship.” (cruisecritic.com)
THE CRUISE, a six-part ITV series set onboard a Princess Cruises ship, has been nominated for a National Television Award in the factual entertainment category. (express.co.uk)
Gold Coast councillors voted 14 to one to push ahead with plans to build a $70 million cruise ship terminal on the ocean side of the Southport Spit on Tuesday. (brisbanetimes.com.au)
Thomson Cruises has announced it will deploy three ships to the Caribbean for the 2017-2018 cruise season. “The Caribbean has long been a popular spot for cruise customers as demand for cruise holidays continues to increase year on year,” the company said in a prepared statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Viking Cruises, the deep sea and river cruise operator, has announced details of a new promotion for the travel trade, in celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary. (cruisebusiness.com)
CLIA’s Robert Griffiths, director of technical and regulatory affairs, design and engineering, will discuss the process of weaving safety into every aspect of the cruising experience, from innovative ship design, to operational procedures, to crew training, at the SNAME Maritime Convention 2016 in Bellevue, Washington. (marinelink.com)
Alaska continues to be one of the world’s hottest destinations for small ship cruising. Small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations has seen the growth firsthand and now recommends that plans need to be secured by early December 2016 to get the best choice of ships, cabins and itineraries for summer 2017.
Richard Branson thinks the word “cruise” is “awful.” In fact, the man behind brands like Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Hotels says he’s never set foot on a cruise ship. So today, “Virgin Cruises” officially became “Virgin Voyages.” (cruisecritic.com)
Carnival Maritime, the Hamburg-based operations center for AIDA and Costa ships, will now also serve as the Fleet Operation Center (FOC) for the 11 ships of P&O Cruises and the Cunard Line. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests a free upgrade to its ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package on a selection of its exotic fly-cruises in 2017/18, on bookings made in October 2016.
In Tasmania, Hobart is growing with Tasports working on a $2.9 million product to upgrade the capability and capacity of the port with new fenders and bollards, allowing large vessels to berth in time for the 2016-2017 season said Kevin Moore, general manager. (cruiseindustrynews.com)