P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn has begun a multi-million dollar transformation in Singapore which will include the installation of two spectacular waterslides on her top decks.
This weekend, passengers onboard Oasis of the Seas will notice a few new crew members hanging out by the pools — licensed lifeguards. The lifeguards are just one piece of a new water safety program Royal Caribbean is implementing fleetwide that will also include water safety instruction and shipwide signage. (cruisecritic.com)
Husband is arrested in Italy after his wife ‘disappears’ during a Mediterranean cruise with their two childrenFebruary 24th, 2017
A husband has been arrested in Italy after concerns were raised that his wife had disappeared during a Mediterranean cruise with their two children. Police detained the 45-year-old Irishman, from Dublin, at Ciampino Airport in Rome after a roll call on the cruise ship Magnifica noted his Chinese-born wife was missing. (dailymail.co.uk)
Crystal Serenity’s Alaska voyages are offering far more than the comprehensive exploration of the Last Frontier that has drawn luxury travelers to the region for years. For all seven 2017 Alaska cruises aboard the award-winning vessel, luxury travelers can enjoy a host of value propositions and savings that specifically apply to families traveling with children and multiple generations.
When Crystal River Cruises’ newest luxury vessel embarks on her maiden voyage this June, guests will be treated to numerous experiences specially designed to showcase the elegance and history of the destinations along the Rhine and Moselle River itinerary.
The Development Network, event organizers of Passenger Ship Safety Southampton and Passenger Ship Safety Miami, and the Cruise Industry News, the leading independent media source covering the cruise ship industry, have today announced a Lead Media Partnership agreement concerning the above events.
Carnival Sensation has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation and emerged with a variety of popular food and beverage concepts, as well as a new nautical-themed children’s play area.
Oceania cruisers bound for Cuba will find Cuban menus onboard, featuring traditional dishes like ropa vieja, which is stewed shredded beef; malanga fritters, made from a root similar to taro; and arroz con pollo, or rice with chicken and saffron. (cruisecritic.com)
Italian textile maker Faliero Sarti has partnered with Silversea Cruises to design a line of exclusive scarves in honor of the line’s new flagship vessel, Silver Muse. The scarves, focusing on the Silversea values of exploration, luxury and uniqueness, will be given to a number of passengers to promote the new ship; they will also be available for purchase in Silver Muse’s onboard gift shop. (cruisecritic.com)
The FCCA is proud to announce that the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Tourism, a long-time FCCA Featured Marketing Partner and prominent cruise and tourism destination, became the first to embark on the FCCA’s new partnership package to continue their cruise tourism growth.
In his new position, Steinbrunner is responsible for overseeing all aspects of shipboard product delivery on Windstar’s six vessels, including standards, procedures, enhancements, efficiencies and innovations as well as the leadership, training, coaching and collective performance of the hotel management team. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Tourico Holidays, the world’s fastest growing wholesale travel brokerage company, today shared data revealing a 37 percent increase in 2016 cruise bookings compared to 2015 – with an 8 percent increase in average transaction size.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) just became the latest cruise company to report a strong start to 2017, describing its 2017 booked position as a “historic high.” That’s from its new earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, which the line just released. (travelagentcentral.com)
The 32nd conference and trade show for the Marine Hotel Association (MHA) is scheduled for April 2-4 at the Naples Grand Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The ceremony of the Cruise Excellence Awards has succeeded in surpassing the success of previous editions. Over 350 attendees filled the “El Batel” Auditorium and enjoyed the special gala now in its tenth anniversary.
Fincantieri, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and Carnival Corporation & plc signed a binding Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the construction of two cruise shipsFebruary 22nd, 2017
Fincantieri, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and Carnival Corporation & plc signed a binding Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the construction of two cruise ships, with an option for additional 4, the first units of the kind ever built in China for the Chinese market.
Royal Caribbean has canceled all scheduled stops in Turkey for the 2017 season, becoming the latest cruise line to do so following Carnival Corporation’s Cunard Line and P&O Cruises December decisions to stop sailing to the Mediteranean nation. (foxnews.com)
The presumed death of a Warner Robins man who fell from a cruise ship last week highlights a little-mentioned phenomenon: A handful of similar deaths occur each year. (13wmaz.com)
Talented sugar crafter Frances McNaughton to be on board Saga Sapphire’s Canary Island Medley cruise in DecemberFebruary 21st, 2017
Frances McNaughton is one of the UK’s most talented sugar crafters and her sugar-sweet props have been used in the box-office hit films Notting Hill, Harry Potter, Chocolat, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Gulliver’s Travels.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, the UK based destinational cruise shipping company, enjoyed a strong 2016, with full year profit significantly higher than in the previous year and the final quarter loss markedly lower than that in 2015. (cruisebusiness.com)
MSC Cruises has announced that Adam Snitzer has joined the company as senior vice president of guest services for North America. In this position, Snitzer will be responsible for overseeing the North American travel agent and consumer call centers, group operations, customer service and revenue management. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Since February 15, Minas Miliaras has taken on the role of Vice President Fleet Cruise Execution at Carnival Maritime, the Marine Service Unit of the Costa Group (AIDA, Costa) in Hamburg.
“The cruise business plays a significant role for our overall company, fitting in with our tourism activities,” said Kikis A. Vassiliou, general manager of Salamis Cruise Lines. The Salamis Organization, based in Cyprus, has various travel interests including a tour company and a seasonal cruise operation. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Start of construction of the first LNG cruise ship in the world at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg for AIDA CruisesFebruary 21st, 2017
On February 21, 2017, a new age dawned for the cruise shipping sector at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. AIDA President Felix Eichhorn and Meyer Werft Director Bernard Meyer performed the symbolic first steel cutting for the world’s first cruise ship that can be run completely on liquid natural gas (LNG).
Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its popular Carnival Journeys enrichment cruise series with 13 new 12- to 14-day seagoing adventures departing from homeports along the East and West Coasts and the Gulf of Mexico in 2018 and 2019.