An Amazon cruise and golf adventure where the hazards bite back

April 16th, 2014

Even pro golfers from The Masters would need their wits about them to play these Amazon courses, where the hazards have more bite than the Augusta event. You can add a golf day to start or end these boutique river trips from Rainforest Cruises.

Aranui 3 Adds Takapoto to Marquesas Island Adventure Cruise

April 16th, 2014

Marquesas Island cruiser Aranui 3 will stop at the picturesque island of Takapoto in an enhanced itinerary change for 2014.

Ponant To Take Bookings More than a Year Out

April 16th, 2014

Beginning April 15, 2014, guests will be able to book new itineraries for Summer 2015, which include 70 cruise programs, from April to October 2015, in the Arctic, Northern Europe and the Baltic, the Mediterranean and Japan. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Three Cruise Ships Fail Federal Sanitation Inspection

April 16th, 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, three cruise ships failed the federal sanitation inspections and three scored a perfect 100. (travelpulse.com)

New Orleans Unveils New Logo, Marketing Brand

April 16th, 2014

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans unveiled a new modern, streamlined logo on Tuesday today to kick-off the 6th annual Critical Commodities Conference. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Pandaw teams up with Inter Continental Asiana Saigon

April 16th, 2014

RV Mekong PandawPandaw Cruises, the Singapore based company that operates river cruises in Burma and Vietnam, appointed the five-star Inter Continental Asiana Saigon as their new partner hotel in Saigon. (cruisebusiness.com)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers its first-ever Caribbean sailing from Scotland in 2015

April 16th, 2014

The 32-night ‘Caribbean from Scotland’ cruise, W1521, on board 804-guest Black Watch, will depart from Greenock (Glasgow) on 10th November 2015, and will take in 12 sun-drenched islands.

Save up to 30% on Fred. Olsen cruises with ‘The more you buy, the more you save’ campaign

April 16th, 2014

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests can benefit from impressive savings if they make multiple cruise bookings in a single transaction, before 7th May 2014, on 2014/15 cruises of six nights’ duration or more, and less than 36 nights.

Contemporary Brand Cruises Most Popular with Affluent Cruisers

April 16th, 2014

The wealthiest 10 percent of U.S. household are most like to name Royal Caribbean and Carnival among the brands they have cruised aboard during the past five years, according to a new survey by the American Affluence Research Center. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

San Souci Hosts AIDAbella Passengers and Crew for Farewell Party

April 16th, 2014

San Souci Ports organized a farewell party for all the passengers and crew aboard the ADAbella in Santo Domingo earlier this month. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Crystal Sails First Cruise from Baltimore

April 16th, 2014

Crystal Cruises will be sailing its first cruise from Baltimore this fall, departing on Saturday, Nov. 8, according to Cruise Maryland. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Crystal’s Bicycle Adventures Pave New Ways To See Europe

April 16th, 2014

Crystal Cruises is expanding its roster of active, immersive experiences ashore with 16 bicycle Crystal Adventures in 2014.

Norwegian Introduces Three New Grammy Experience Performers

April 16th, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the next three artists that will perform on board Norwegian Getaway’s Grammy Experience at Sea: Sugar Blue, a Grammy-award-winning harmonica performer; Carolyn Malachi, a Grammy-nominated soul-fusion artist; and Roddie Romero, a Grammy-nominated Louisiana artist. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Venice Opens Terminal 109/110

April 16th, 2014

Venice marked the official opening of its newest terminal yesterday with 14,000 square meters of space on two floors. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Celebrity Partners with 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

April 15th, 2014

Celebrity Cruises has announced that it will showcase its culinary flair and style as partner of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Concert Series Debuts with Sold-Out Shows by Styx

April 15th, 2014

The official launch of the one-of-a-kind Carnival LIVE Concert Series kicked off last week with sold-out performances by world-renowned rock band Styx. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cruise toursim in St Petersburg grew five times the rate of all visits 2013

April 15th, 2014

The number of visitors arrriving to the Russian city of St Petersburg by sea exceeded the total number of foreign visitors fivefold last year, fresh data shows. (cruisebusiness.com)

Cruise vessel to stop Tuesday in Port Angeles and Thursday in Port Townsend

April 15th, 2014

American SpiritThe North Olympic Peninsula cruise season starts Tuesday with the expected 2 p.m. arrival of the 205-foot American Spirit at City Pier in Port Angeles. (peninsuladailynews.com)

Celebrity Cruises unveils two ship 2015-16 Australia-Pacific pogramme

April 15th, 2014

Celebrity Cruises says it has unveiled its 2015-16 sailings to Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, featuring over 70 destinations to choose from. (cruisebusiness.com)

Nova Star to make North American Arrival in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on April 15

April 15th, 2014

Nova Star Cruises Ltd., the operator of the new cruise ferry service between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Portland, Maine, announced that the cruise-ferry Nova Star is scheduled to arrive at the Yarmouth Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, April 15.

South Pacific Cruise Alliance highlights region’s year round attraction

April 15th, 2014

This year, eight South Pacific countries and territories exhibited under a same common booth at Cruise Shipping Miami with the cooperation of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the support of the French Government. (cruisebusiness.com)

Uniworld on the Rivers of France

April 15th, 2014

Jean-Marie Queriaud, director of operations for Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, talks about the company’s new itineraries on the rivers of France. (travelpulse.com)

MSC Cruises Appointed Bonnie Levengood to SVP of Marketing

April 15th, 2014

Levengood has nearly two decades of marketing and financial experience. Most recently, she ran her own marketing company. (travelagentcentral.com)

Carnival Dream Starts New Orleans Service Today

April 14th, 2014

New Orleans’ largest year-round cruise ship, the 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream, will depart on its inaugural six-day cruise from New Orleans this afternoon. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Vancouver To Regain Its Lead Over Seattle? – Other Cruise News: Explorer of the Seas To Australia – Bermuda Forecasts 21,000 More Cruisers This Year

April 14th, 2014

by Kevin Griffin

Our main subject this week, as the Alaska trade prepares for its first sailings later this month, is the ongoing contest between Vancouver and Seattle. Since coming out of nowhere almost fifteen years ago to capture more than half the Alaska cruise trade in just a few years, an equilibrium seems to have been arrived at whereby Vancouver will see almost 40% more sailings than Seattle but the average passenger turnaround per ship on Seattle sailings will be more than a third higher than Vancouver’s. Elsewhere, the news has finally broken that after her 2015 season in the UK, Explorer of the Seas will be joining Voyager of the Seas to become one of Australia’s two mega liners during the southern hemisphere cruising season. And as the Bermuda season opens, it forecasts 356,000 cruisers this year, a rise of 21,000.

American Express Agents Survey Shows Strength in Cruising During 2014

April 14th, 2014

Cruising is continuing to make waves this year, according to a recent survey which queried nearly 250 American Express Travel counselors. (travelagentcentral.com)

Port Of Kiel – Cruise ship passenger pavilion takes shape at Berth No.1

April 14th, 2014

The steel support framework is almost complete and the next step will be cladding the 1.670 m² structure with a transparent plastic covering.

Juneau’s cruise-ship stage overhaul near complete

April 14th, 2014

A $3 million overhaul of the staging area for Juneau’s cruise ship docks is nearly complete and should be ready when the season begins in early May. (adn.com)

Crystal Cruises Releases 25th Anniversary Worldwide Cruise Atlas For 2015/2016

April 14th, 2014

Crystal Cruises has released its comprehensive Worldwide Cruise Atlas for all of 2015 and early 2016, detailing the line’s 72 luxury cruises visiting all seven continents aboard the award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.

Be at the First Ever Beringian Arctic Games – with Heritage Expeditions

April 13th, 2014

Expedition Travel company Heritage Expeditions is sponsoring transport for 25 students from the 7 Arctic Nations to travel to the Beringian Arctic Games. (expeditioncruising.com)

Cunard History: Tickets, Please!

April 13th, 2014

After purchasing Queen Mary, the City of Long Beach wanted to build an ‘Olde London’ village alongside their new acquisition. (outtoseatravel.blogspot.it)

FCCA Conference & Trade Show Registration Now Open

April 13th, 2014

Registration is now open for the 2014 FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, taking place in St. Maarten from October 6-10, 2014.