Concordia Ownership Transferred to Breaking Yard

July 27th, 2014

The deed establishing the transfer of ownership of the Concordia from Costa Crociere to the Saipem/San Giorgio del Porto consortium was signed today, 27 July, at 3.40 pm. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Pregnant woman turned away while trying to board cruise ship

July 26th, 2014

A pregnant mother of two and her family were denied passage on a cruise ship departing Florida at the last minute. (ksla.com)

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Offers Free Air Promotion

July 26th, 2014

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Charles Darwin Research Station with complimentary round-trip airfare to Galápagos from New York or Miami. (travelagentcentral.com)

Norwegian Expands Partnership with Bar Lab Cocktails

July 26th, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line announced that they have expanded their partnership with award-winning mixologist Gabriel Orta of Miami-based Bar Lab Cocktails to offer exciting and creative new cocktails. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

First-Ever MasterChef Cruise Event Itinerary Unveiled

July 25th, 2014

The programming lineup for the first-ever MasterChef Cruise was announced for the seven-day culinary journey sailing to the Caribbean Nov. 8-15 on Holland America Line’s Westerdam. (travelpulse.com)

Variety Cruises keeps sailing with Discover the World

July 25th, 2014

Variety Cruises, one of the largest small ship cruise companies in the world, has broadened its relationship with Discover the World with additional sales and marketing development in three new markets – Italy, Portugal and South Africa. (australia.etbnews.com)

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital raised SGD25, 000 with support from Star Cruises

July 25th, 2014

Star Cruises is pleased to announce that its support of the Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital Charity Cruise fund raising had successfully raised SGD 25,000 in aid of the hospital’s operational expenses and its redevelopment projects. (asia.etbnews.com)

Scenic Cruises Offers Holiday Voyages to Visit Europe’s Christmas Markets

July 25th, 2014

Scenic Cruises is inviting guests to visit Europe’s Christmas markets aboard one of its Christmas Market Cruises. (travelagentcentral.com)

Fred. Olsen teams up with UK high nobility in Poison, Murder & Mystery cruise

July 25th, 2014

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has teamed up with a member of British high nobility in a Poison, Murder & Mystery cruise that will sail from Rosyth in Scotland on 10 July next year. (cruisebusiness.com)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch to start new cruise season from Rosyth in Summer 2014

July 25th, 2014

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 'Black Watch' celebrates new 2013 cruise season from HarwichFred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest ship Black Watch is to start her new cruise season from Rosyth (Edinburgh), with a ten-night sailing to the Norwegian fjords on 31st July 2014.

Carnival Inks Sponsorship Deal with Dallas Cowboys

July 25th, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines, Texas’ largest cruise operator, today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with the Dallas Cowboys. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Royal Caribbean reports second quarter results, updates 2014 guidance and introduces Double-Double program

July 25th, 2014

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today reported second quarter results, updated full year guidance and introduced its Double-Double Program, a new three-year profitability initiative. (cruisebusiness.com)

Seabourn Announces Its Fall 2015 and Winter/Spring 2016 Schedule

July 25th, 2014

Seabourn announced a schedule of cruises for fall 2015 and winter/spring 2016, including more than 70 departures of 10 to 97 days in length. (travelagentcentral.com)

CruiseOne Announces 900th Franchise Location

July 25th, 2014

CruiseOne, a leading home-based travel franchise as part of World Travel Holdings, has reached another milestone with the opening of its 900th franchise location, with more than 100 locations opening since January 2014. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

The Young Seal Released With The Help Of MSC Cruises Is Safe And Sound

July 24th, 2014

In June 2013, a young southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) washed up on a beach in KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, exhausted and starving.

Celebrity Cooking in the Hamptons

July 24th, 2014

On July 26, Hamptonites will be able to enjoy a menu from Celebrity Cruises’ chefs at a series of elaborate tents at Wolffer Estate Vineyards. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Explore the Arctic Wilderness with Hurtigruten on an overnight husky or snowmobile adventure

July 24th, 2014

If you fancy staying in a remote Arctic wilderness lodge, and making your way there by husky or snowmobile, Hurtigruten can now make that possible with the launch of two new overnight tours. (expeditioncruising.com)

Medcruise. Sustainable Cruise Project-Summary of the main actions: Technical Fiche

July 24th, 2014

The Sustainable Cruise project (LIFE+) has been completed successfully by MedCruise and its partners.

Brenda Kyllo names AmaSonata in Vilshofen

July 24th, 2014

AmaWaterways this week celebrated the christening of its new 164-passenger vessel AmaSonata. AmaWaterways Co-Founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst joined the line’s first-ever Canadian Godmother, Brenda Kyllo. (cruisebusiness.com)

The Uniworld Difference

July 24th, 2014

Guy Young, president of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, talks about luxury, inclusiveness and what his company delivers to guests. (travelpulse.com)

Rockefeller Zones In On Passenger Safety

July 24th, 2014

Another government hearing hosted by Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller, IV (West Virginia) saw the Democratic Senator focus on cruise ship safety with the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Playtech and MSC Cruises Extend System Partnership to Cover MSC Preziosa

July 24th, 2014

Playtech, the international designer, developer and licensor of software and services for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industries, is proud to announce the extension of its relationship with MSC Cruises.

Cruise ship passengers recount horror stories to Senate

July 24th, 2014

Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line’s employees. (staradvertiser.com)

Celebrities Join Fight Over Cruise Ships in Venice

July 23rd, 2014

FTI Cruises' BerlinLuminaries from the arts and fashion, including Cate Blanchett, Susan Sarandon and Calvin Klein, fired off an open letter to Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Ministry of Culture Dario Franceschini. (blogs.wsj.com)

Suite & Balcony Sale Offers Deals on Princess Cruises

July 23rd, 2014

Princess Cruises is offering the ultimate cruise deal with the Suite & Balcony Bonus Sale, running July 22 – August 19, on select cruises.

AmaWaterways debuts 2015 Europe, Russia, Asia & Africa brochure

July 23rd, 2014

AmaWaterways announced the debut of its 2015 Europe, Russia, Asia & Africa brochure. The new brochure introduces three new ships, a new destination, and unique new theme cruises, as well as the return of the line’s popular wine and Christmas markets sailings. (cruisebusiness.com)

Carnival Offers 10 to 12-Day Cruise from Galveston and San Juan

July 23rd, 2014

Carnival Cruise Line added three new 10- to 12-day cruises departing in winter 2015 and visiting destinations throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. (travelagentcentral.com)

Star Shuffles Deployment for 2014/2015

July 23rd, 2014

SuperStar Virgo in Hong KongStar Cruises has announced changes to its upcoming deployment, with some significant tweaks heading into the 2014/2015 season. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Un-Cruise Adventures Details 2015 Adventure Cruises in New Brochure

July 23rd, 2014

Un-Cruise Adventures released a new printed brochure detailing adventures through April 2016 in Alaska, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Hawaiian Islands, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington and British Columbia. (travelagentcentral.com)

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Desmond Tutu To Join Crystal Spring 2015 South Africa Voyage

July 23rd, 2014

World-renowned peace and human rights crusader Archbishop Desmond Tutu will bring an especially intimate perspective of South Africa, and the world, aboard Crystal Cruises’ March 13, 2015 voyage through Tutu’s African homeland.

Silversea Cruises Reveals 2015 Overland Tours

July 23rd, 2014

Eleven new overland are among more than 60 extended mid-voyage excursions Silversea Cruises will be offering in 2015. (travelagentcentral.com)

Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Towed Away for Scrap

July 23rd, 2014

Costa Concordia’s refloat is complete, and the shipwreck is now being towed to Italy’s mainland to be scrapped. (cruisecritic.com)