Following the launch of its first river vessel, the Crystal Mozart, Crystal River Cruises announced today that it will increase its presence in the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers, deploying four of its planned newbuilds in the region over the next two years (2017 and 2018). (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Crystal Cruises has announced a new 14-day itinerary, departing October 25, from New York to Ft. Lauderdale exploring more than a dozen sites important to U.S. history. (travelagentcentral.com)
As CMO, Fuqua will bring together the line’s strategic and tactical marketing teams in order to optimize communications across all media channels, with a special focus on the travel trade, AmaWaterways said. (travelagentcentral.com)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest ship Black Watch is due to commence her cruise season from Rosyth, Scotland on 20th August 2016, with a five-night ‘Norwegian Fjords’ sailing.
Eying bright prospects for the cruise business in Taiwan, with growing interest in Asia in the travel model, the central government is striving to provide tailored services for cruise passengers visiting ports in Taiwan, Deputy Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said Tuesday. (focustaiwan.tw)
“I have never experienced, this is my fifth Olympic game, a village in this state — or lack of state — of readiness at this point and time,” Kitty Chiller, head of Australian delegation, told reporters. (kshb.com)
Commissioners who run the Port of Houston have given up the idea of using the site as a cruise ship base after spending $108 million on the project since 1999. (abc13.com)
The fourth largest city in Bulgaria, Burgas, is located on the Black Sea before political issues in the area took center stage, was seeing a promising cruise outlook. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Michael McCarthy has been re-elected as chairman Cruise Europe for another four years. At the same time managing director Jens Skrede’s contract has been extended to December 2021.
Carnival Australia Executive Chairman Ann Sherry today (26 Jul) paid tribute to legendary New Caledonia shipping agent Gilbert Thong following his recent passing. (etbtravelnews.com)
“Last year we had very few calls, with 1,090 passengers total,” said Andreas Papapanagiotou, board member for the Port of Patras in Greece. “That’s why we attended MedCruise this year. We want to turn the trend. The new port authority took over in December and we want the cruise business to come back.” (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Government officials are getting excited about making Koh Samui a hub for cruise ship tourism to Thailand. Officials met with private-sector cruise ship experts while touring a ship docked off of Samui’s gulf coast yesterday. (phuketgazette.net)
The cost and likelihood of cruise ships returning to Lyttelton Port may be known next month. A business case for a new cruise terminal is being reviewed by the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) and Christchurch City councillors are expecting a response next month. (stuff.co.nz)
Crystal Cruises CEO Edie Rodriguez is set to speak at this year’s ASTA Global Convention. She’s slated to speak during the General Session on Tuesday, September 27. Guests must sign up for the event when registering for the convention. (travelagentcentral.com)
G Adventures has launched a promotion for 30% off its new river cruises on the Ganges and Mekong rivers, and in Burgundy, booked by September 30, 2016 and departing before December 31, 2016.
The China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association announced the finalists for its fourth annual China Cruise Awards ceremony, which will be held alongside the China Cruise Shipping conference in Tianjin, September 23-25. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
MSC Cruises has announced that the cruise line has hired Tom Muldoon as its new business development manager for north and central Florida. (travelagentcentral.com)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has released a dedicated ‘Exotic Fly-Cruises’ brochure, which includes 17 far-flung holidays on board Boudicca and Black Watch, with durations of between 14 and 38 nights, to tempting destinations around the world, such as the Indian Ocean, South Africa, Australia and Mexico.
The New Hurtigruten Ships – Other Cruise News: Titan Enters River Cruising With Serenade I – Grand Circle Cruise To CubaJuly 25th, 2016
by Kevin Griffin
This week, we have a closer look at the first two new Rolls Royce-designed Hurtigruten ships, recently ordered at Norway’s Kleven shipyard. Some of their features actually date back to ships on the Great Lakes a century ago, while others will be much more modern. We also look at Titan River Cruises chartering its own ship from Spring 2017. And Grand Circle Cruise Line of Boston plans to run its m.v. Clio between Miami and Cuba starting in January 2017.
It’s been a slow start to the British summer but it can be extended on a selection of October river cruises with Saga. Several sailings also include one or two night breaks to make the most of the destinations and late sunshine!
According to Indonesian Island Sail, special interest sailing trips around Bali has not only begun to trend, but will continue to rise steadily in popularity as more and more travellers venture beyond Bali in search of untouched islands and authentic Indonesian experiences. (expeditioncruising.com)
The Costa Crociere Foundation has concluded the annual selection process reserved for Italian non-profit organizations and has chosen six new social betterment and marine environmental protection projects for funding. (cruisebusiness.com)