Just in time for the summer sailing season, Adventure Canada is proud to announce the launch of a new brochure, highlighting expeditions to the Canadian Arctic, East Coast and Greenland, headlined by the company’s fabled Northwest Passage departures.
Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst was named on Friday chairwoman of the newly-created Joint Interim Committee to Study the Development of a Cruise Industry on the South Texas coast. (victoriaadvocate.com)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that Balmoral has not been quarantined in Norfolk. A gastro-enteritis type illness has affected a number of guests on board its 34-night L1608 ‘Old England to New England’ cruise, which departed from Southampton on 16th April 2016.
Dublin Port Company has announced the launch of its 2016 cruise season as preparations get underway for the return of luxury cruise liner MSC Splendida next week.
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced Cuba by Land and Sea: Cultural Heritage and Natural Wonders, a 10-night people-to-people program that combines people-to-people visits with an exploration of Cuba’s natural history and pristine marine habitats. (travelagentcentral.com)
Zegrahm Expeditions has announced two new Cuba itineraries for the coming year. In late 2016 into early 2017, the company will offer an 11-day overland itinerary, as well as a 17-day expedition cruise onboard a small ship. (travelagentcentral.com)
The 2016 cruise season gets underway in Atlantic Canada this weekend with the arrival of the Holland America Veendam in Halifax on April 30, Sydney on May 1, and Charlottetown on May 2.
Royal Caribbean International and senior Vanuatu government representatives marked the completion of Mystery Island’s brand new tender pier yesterday with a maiden visit from the Explorer of the Seas. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
This is the seventh cruise line to partner with Cruise Critic for its popular Meet & Mingle events. As part of the partnership, Viking will host Cruise Critic members for a complimentary cocktail party on every sailing.
Back-to-back cruise ships are pulling into Esquimalt Graving Dock, providing work to hundreds of trades employed by Victoria Shipyards. (timescolonist.com)
Couple who vanished from luxury Jamaican cruise two days ago are found alive and ’embarrassed’ after missing their shipApril 29th, 2016
A couple who were reported missing on a Jamaican island after their cruise ship departed without them are alive and safe, according to relatives. (dailymail.co.uk)
Two parents learned the hard way that when a cruise ship offers up a departing time, it’s best to listen and not watch your kids sail away without you. (local10.com)
Cruise line executives and MedCruise members have set their appointment for this summer: this is the 48th MedCruise Assembly to be held 22-25 June 2016 in Odessa, Ukraine – now the major cruise event of this summer.
Oceania Cruises officially welcomed its newest ship, Sirena, into the fleet this evening (April 27th) with a christening ceremony at the Port of Barcelona. (cruisebusiness.com)
Navantia’s shipyard in Cadiz is hosting four cruise ships simultaneously this week: TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 3, the Splendour of the Seas from Royal Caribbean, The World, managed by Wilhelmsen and the World Odyssey of the Semester at Sea program. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the launch of its dedicated Gin Menu, which will be available at the Marquee Bars across its fleet of intimately sized ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch.
Ponant has added three new positions to the company’s North American sales team. Under the leadership of Navin Sawhney, CEO, Americas and Kathy Johns, director of sales for North America, the regional directors will develop business and support retail travel agencies throughout the U.S. (travelagentcentral.com)
In an initiative to attract more families to the cruise line, Hurtigruten has announced plans to introduce the Young Explorers Programme onboard its MS Midnatsol ship from November 2016 to March 2017. (cruisecritic.com)
Andrew Hemphill, Port Director with Peel Ports – Clydeport has been appointed as Chairman of Cruise Scotland at the marketing association’s Annual General Meeting in Glasgow having previously served as Vice Chairman for the past two years.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released the second Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2016, revealing economic trends are positively impacting cruise travel, travelers are cruising closer to home and demand for river cruises continues.
Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific, brought home a total of seven medals, including one silver and six bronzes, during the biennial Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2016 (FCC2016).
The Commonwealth Institute of South Florida (TCI) recently honored the state’s top 50 women-led businesses at its 11th annual luncheon at Jungle Island. (travelagentcentral.com)