Aranui 5, the passenger-cum-cargo ship which departs every three weeks from Papeete in Tahiti to visit the Tuamotu Archipelago, Bora Bora in the Society Islands, and the world’s most remote archipelago, the Marquesas, has released details of its Polynesian cruise programme for 2018.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced a new format for this year’s Cruise360 conference in Sydney, including a speaker line-up featuring global industry leaders.
The P&O Pacific Partnership is expanding its reach in the South Pacific with two new community programs, after surpassing a milestone of one million dollars in voluntary contributions from passengers and special donations in only four years.
Bloommiami is looking to build upon its onboard consumer experiences on cruise ships, which range from fully integrated stores aboard to window displays, in partnership with leading brands. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Royal Caribbean Wants to Give a Team of Thrill Seekers a Trip Around the World and a Shot at the Ultimate InstagramMarch 28th, 2017
Royal Caribbean International is on the lookout for the “World’s Most Adventurous Squad.” The #AdventureSquad social media contest will challenge explorers and aspiring Instagram stars to act on their wanderlust and prove that their adventurousness is off the charts.
Holland America Line’s ‘Ready Set Sail’ Promotion Features Pre-Paid Gratuities and Onboard Spending MoneyMarch 28th, 2017
As travelers get ready to cruise this year, Holland America Line is launching its popular Ready Set Sail promotion featuring pre-paid gratuities and up to $500 onboard spending money per stateroom.
Carnival Corporation Chief Strategy Officer and Cunard SVP Josh Leibowitz Defends Vacations at the Adobe Summit in Las VegasMarch 28th, 2017
Josh Leibowitz, Senior Vice President for Cunard North America and Chief Strategy Officer for Carnival Corporation & plc, was part of the panel “Guest-centricity Delivers on the Experience of Travel” at the Adobe Summit 2017 in Las Vegas — the world’s premiere digital marketing conference.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-made ship for the Chinese cruise market, Norwegian Joy, has completed its journey along the River Ems from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to the Netherlands. (cruisecritic.com)
With more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry – including positions at other cruise lines, a major travel agency consortium and a land-based tour operator – at MSC Cruises’ Jiffo will be responsible for strategically continuing and expanding relationships with trade partners. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Josh Weinstein, corporate treasurer of parent company Carnival Corporation & plc, will become president of Carnival UK following the planned departure of current CEO David Noyes in July after six years in the business.
Provincetown will see more traffic from cruise ships on MacMillan Pier this year and the town is proposing hiking fees for the vessels. (capecod.com)
A $10 million solution has been found for mooring giant cruise ships such as Ovation of the Seas at Queens Wharf in Auckland. (nzherald.co.nz)
An Ebb In Cruise Ship Size To 3,300 Berths – Other Cruise News: Cunard and P&O Cruises To Report To Seattle – Costa Chooses TarragonaMarch 27th, 2017
by Kevin Griffin
We reported in August 2014 that 4,000 lower berths seemed to be developing as the new norm for ship size. But things have once again changed. With Norwegian’s reveal of its five new “Leonardo” class ships, the target size has come down to 3,300 berths, compared to 4,000 or more in its previous ships. With the exception of Celebrity, whose exisiting “Solstice” class and planned “Edge” class ships are of almost the same size, other lines such as Royal Caribbean and MSC Cruises are doing much the same. On the management side, it has been announced today that Carnival UK will be acquiring a new boss in May when Josh Weinstein moves from Miami to Southampton as president. In an organisational change, Carnival UK will now report to group chief exeutive Stein Kruse in Seattle. Finally, Costa Cruises is adding another Spanish base port, in Tarragona.
After being administered to the U.S. Internet population and receiving 1,529 answers, a survey conducted by Allianz Global Assistance concluded that a surprising 34.3 percent of cruise travelers prefer to stay on the ship the entire time or a majority of the time. (travelagentcentral.com)
“The idea is to accommodate four vessels, and two of them Oasis class,” said Robert Shamosh, chief marketing officer at Costa Maya. A new pier project and expansion will be ready in part for the 2017-2018 season, and fully online by 2018-2019, when traffic should go from 900,000 passengers to over a million. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Scenic Waterways & River Cruising 2018’ brochure to showcase a selection of 18 cruisesMarch 27th, 2017
In 2018/19, Fred. Olsen will be making the most of its fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch -– by featuring even more river, fjords and scenic cruising.
Dame Joan Collins christened the world’s newest river cruise ship, Joie de Vivre, in Paris today. But it was revealed at the ceremony that the ship was almost a “no go” after recent terrorist attacks in the city. (cruisecritic.com)
Tropical Cyclone Debbie, currently listed as a Category 1 storm, is expected to make landfall off the northern coast of Queensland, Australia early this week. (cruisecritic.com)
North Korea is seeking up to $20 million in investments from foreign entities to run its cruise ship, which is currently docked at Kosong Port near Mount Kumgang, and establish routes to Southeast Asia and Vladivostok in eastern Russia, reports Seoul-based NKNews. (qz.com)
CMA CGM’s Amerigo Express Now Offers Four Container Ships And Liberty Bridge One For 29 Passenger Berths On The North AtlanticMarch 25th, 2017
With two ships being transferred in from its Liberty Bridge service and two more from Pacific Express 3, CMA CGM’s Amerigo Express service is now up to four passenger-carrying ships running between Mediterranean ports and US ports between New York and Miami.
MedCruise was invited to contribute with an article at the latest version of the International Cruise & Ferry Review (Issue 50, Spring 2017), with MedCruise Secretary General Thanos Pallis providing input on the continuous upgrade of cruise port infrastructure in the Med, and the need for longer term engagement of cruise lines, in order to improve planning.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is revamping its brand strategy with the debut of its 2018 brochure. The brochure focuses on the individuality of the brand by emphasizing its new, “The World Is Your Canvas” campaign, which encourages travelers to embark on a Uniworld journey for world travel and self discovery. (travelagentcentral.com)