A planning application for a “next generation” cruise ship berth at Dún Laoghaire harbour will be filed this month in a move expected to bring about 400,000 passengers to the town each year, a four-fold increase on scheduled visitors for 2015.
Its being reported that two sailors have been rescue by a Celebrity cruise ship after running aground on a remote island in the Pacific ocean. (cruisehive.com)
Video. Anthem Of The Seas Arrives In Southampton: Royal Caribbean Introduces its Next Great AdventureApril 18th, 2015
Check out Royal Caribbean’s newest adventure, the world’s most technologically advanced ship is now sailing from her homeport in Southampton, UK, through October where she will sail to the Mediterranean and Canary Islands.
Andrew first joined the True North in 2010 painting enpleinair (in open air) for all to enjoy and we are thrilled that Andrew is planning to once again immerse himself in the majestic Kimberley. (expeditioncruising.com)
The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) recently donated $10,000 to support this year’s Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), which will take place in Washington, D.C., from June 9-11. (travelagentcentral.com)
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will be launching a new multimedia platform for travel agents to access information about cruise travel, industry leaders and the latest cruise trends. (travelagentcentral.com)
Azamara Club Cruises has announced a new, 360-degree virtual reality experience for travel agents and clients to use in vacation planning: Azamara 3DI.
Navantia has entered into an agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises to provide ship-repair, revitalization, upgrading and related marine services for its fleet, including an upcoming drydock for the Allure of the Seas. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Thomson Cruises has revealed its new program for summer 2016, leading with the announcement of itineraries for the latest addition to its fleet, to be named Thomson Discovery and sailing out of Palma (the former Splendour of the Seas). (cruiseindustrynews.com)
A cruise ship passenger from Virginia died when the personal watercraft he was operating collided with another one driven by a teenage tourist, authorities said Thursday. (travelagentcentral.com)
The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism has appointed Sven-Olof Lindblad, CEO of Lindblad Expeditions, as Cultural Ambassador of Seychelles. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Carnival has just released a new Tutorial Library that has information to help agents to learn more about the 24 ships in the “Fun Ship” fleet and receive points in the Travel Agent Rewards Program for the successful completion of each module. (travelagentcentral.com)
Princess Cruises makes it easy to plan a summer vacation with cruise deals on the lines’ most popular summertime destinations in Alaska and Europe. Travelers will be able to enjoy Alaska Land & Sea vacations, and Mediterranean, British Isles, and Scandinavia & Russia cruises.
The Italian-flagged cruise line’s latest offer features spring and summer western Mediterranean sailings aboard Costa Fortuna and Costa Diadema, including balcony cabins for as low as $43 per person, per day. (travelpulse.com)
Australian company Scenic Tours began operating river cruises in 2008 and quickly gained a following among U.S. travelers. Although known as Scenic Cruises in this country, the river voyages were still found online under ScenicTours.com. (travelpulse.com)
Century Cruises, the leader in Yangtze River cruises, has announced the 2015-2016 deployment plan and itineraries for their vessels dedicated to the North American market.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL), the world’s second largest cruise shipping group, is in talks with Meyer Turku Shipyard about significant new orders, a Finnish media report said. (cruisebusiness.com)
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. , the world’s third largest cruise shipping group, has announced the following appointments to its Board of Directors.
Disney Cruise Line has released new Port Adventures to Alaska for guests to discover the region’s rich heritage. (travelagentcentral.com)
FTI Cruises has announced that the Berlin is returning to the Red Sea for the 2015-2016 winter season, offering seven one-week sailings round trip from Safaga to Aqaba, Sharm el Sheik, Suez and Hurghada from Dec. 20 to Feb. 21. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Viking Star, the first ship from Viking Ocean Cruises, set sail on its maiden voyage April 15 from Istanbul to Venice.
From March, Chinese nationals traveling on cruises to Japan began to enjoy visa-free entry, which could be a huge positive push for Chinese passenger sourcing. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
In the 2016/2017 cruise season, guests on board the Europa 2 can expect a range of exciting events, attractive cruise formats and premiere destinations.
Registration opened today for the 2015 FCCA Conference & Trade Show, taking place in Cozumel, Mexico from October 5-9, 2015.
Adventure Canada’s Mighty Saint Lawrence Expedition Voted One Of National Geographic Traveler’s ‘50 Tours Of A Lifetime’April 16th, 2015
National Geographic Traveler recently released its tenth annual ‘50 Tours of a Lifetime,’ a curated list of the best-guided trips offered by today’s top adventure tour operators around the globe.
MSC Cruises is giving passengers a reason to celebrate by offering a free ‘Allegrissimo Drinks Package’ on selected 2015 departures in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe valid until 30 April 2015.
Dominic William O’Carroll was realised missing when a crew member aboard the ‘Croisières de France’ Horizon reported seeing a large object or person go overboard the vessel on Monday morning. (independent.ie)
Luxury cruise leader Crystal Cruises continues its commitment to enriching the lives of its guests and the destinations to which its award-winning ships sail with an expanded number of the popular “You Care, We Care” shore excursions in 2015.
Princess Cruises has announced it will home port five ships to ports in Australia to sail the cruise line’s largest-ever program offering in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific for the 2016-2017 season.
Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas has arrived in Southampton, its homeport for the summer.
Abu Dhabi Ports greeted the Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in Zayed Port with a traditional Emirati welcome, to mark the second Cunard cruise ship of the season and Cunard’s 175th anniversary. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Crank it up to 11, music fans! Today, Carnival Cruise Line unveiled the roster of artists for its upcoming Carnival LIVE concert series, adding The Band Perry, BOSTON, Lionel Richie and Heart to the diverse and talented lineup of musical acts set to perform on board the “Fun Ships” this summer and fall.