Flurry of cruise orders adds to Italian yard’s ‘renaissance’

Le Lyrial at Fincantieri's Ancona shipyardAnother busy week has seen Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri reach a record number of orders, fuelling strong sentiment in the Italian yard sector. A fresh batch of deals from TUI Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) means the country’s largest shipyard group now has a cruiseship backlog stretching through most of the next decade. (tradewindsnews.com)




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Cunard declares Queens Day at Kiel’s Ostseekai

Cunard has declared July 17th to be QUEENS DAY in Kiel. The shipping company, along with Kiel residents, holidaymakers and visitors will all be able to mark the special event together at the Ostseekai Cruise Terminal.




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Celebrity Cruises unveils “The Celebrity Revolution” Refurbishing the Entire Fleet

Unveiling the Celebrity Revolution

Once again, Celebrity Cruises is set to transform the industry with the unveiling of THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION, a more than $500-million reimagining of the fleet in partnership with more than 500 leading architects, designers, and engineers designed to bring the rest of the brand’s award-winning fleet to the Edge.




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TUI Cruises: 511,854 to 1.2 Million Passengers by 2027

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg launches  Mein Schiff 6 (Photo Hamburg Marketing Christian Spahrbier)With its latest two-ship order at Fincantieri, TUI Cruises is set for an estimated 131 percent capacity increase from 2018 to 2027. This year, the TUI brand can carry 511,854 passengers (double occupancy), according to the “2018-2019 Cruise Industry News Annual Report”. By 2027, that will increase to approximately 1.2 million passengers.




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New Features and Upgrades Debut Onboard Sun Princess

Sun PrincessPrincess Cruises guests aboard Sun Princess will now have access to the newest onboard enhancements following an extensive 14-day, multimillion dollar dry dock in Singapore, continuing the line’s “Come Back New Promise” commitment focused on investing more than $450 million across the global fleet.




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Business as usual for Bali cruise tourism despite Benoa Bali port fire

While the Port of Benoa Bali remains intact for cruise ships after a massive fire at the port last Monday, tourism players in Bali say there’s work to be done to address the safety concerns that have emerged from the incident. (ttgasia.com)




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CDFG secures landmark cruise agreement for Costa Atlantica

Costa AtlanticaChina Duty Free Group (CDFG) has signed an agreement with Carnival Corporation to operate the retail on Costa Cruises vessel Costa Atlantica. A tender to operate retail on Costa Atlantica was launched by Carnival Corporation in 2016. CDFG said it beat “fierce competition” from many international duty-free operators to secure the concession after many rounds of negotiations. (dfnionline.com)




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Pandaw Expands Cruise Offerings in India

The Orient Pandaw Pandaw has announced it will ramp up its cruise offerings in India following the demand for its new Lower Ganges sailing beginning in December 2018. Pandaw’s expansion plans for India include deploying two more ships to the region, adding three new itineraries or itinerary combinations and launching a range of new pre- and post-cruise tours of the country. (travelagentcentral.com)




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