Cunard raises flag over its spiritual home in Liverpool

February 27th, 2015

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and Cunard UK director Angus Struthers joined to hoist the celebratory banner, which now flies over the historic Cunard Building. (telegraph.co.uk)

Cruise Critic Launches New Site in Australia

February 27th, 2015

Cruise Critic, the world’s largest online cruise resource, has launched a new website for Australian cruisers.

United Airlines Allows Loyalty Members to Earn Free Cruises

February 27th, 2015

United Airlines has added an unusual benefit to its MileagePlus loyalty program. (travelagentcentral.com)

SS United States or QE2 Heading for Pier 57 in Manhattan?

February 27th, 2015

RXR Realty and Youngwoo & Associates are considering the idea of redeveloping Manhattan’s pier 57 with a retired ocean liner as a hotel. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Vacation.com Rolls Out New CruisePRO Enhancements

February 27th, 2015

Vacation.com has announced additional enhancements to its CruisePRO booking system aimed at allowing members to capitalize on Wave Season and increase cruise bookings. (travelagentcentral.com)

Her Majesty The Queen to Name P&O Cruises Newest Ship

February 27th, 2015

Britannia during sea trials on December 7, 2014. Photo P&O CruisesHer Majesty The Queen will name the new P&O Cruises ship Britannia — as predicted by Cruise Critic members. (cruisecritic.com)

100-hour working weeks, sex below deck… and what they really think of passengers: Confessions of a cruise ship worker

February 27th, 2015

It sounds like the dream job, travelling the world from port to port on a grand all-expenses-paid tour. But life working on a cruise ship could be considered one of the hardest roles in the world. (dailymail.co.uk)

RXR floats idea of cruise-ship hotel at SuperPier

February 27th, 2015

The New York-New Jersey Super Bowl had an ocean-liner hotel, so why shouldn’t the SuperPier? (therealdeal.com)

MSC Releases Video Detailing New Ship Features

February 27th, 2015

The video showcases 3D renderings of two new Vista and Seaside projects. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cruise Excellence Awards 2015 celebrated in Palma de Mallorca under the auspices of MedCruise

February 26th, 2015

The 8th edition of Cruise Excellence Awards was celebrated under the auspices of MedCruise, on February 19th, in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.

MedCruise Professional Development Course marked by success

February 26th, 2015

MedCruise members advanced their professional skills and knowledge during a most successful 2015 edition of the MedCruise Professional Development Course (PDC) that was held from 22 to 25 February 2015.

MSC Cruises appoints Chiara Brooker in new UK sales manager trade operations post

February 26th, 2015

MSC Cruises says it has strengthened its sales team in the UK with the appointment of Chiara Brooker to the newly created role of Sales Manager (trade operations).

P&O Cruises Australia launches P&O Conferences division

February 26th, 2015

P&O Cruises has announced its new P&O Conferences division to increase corporate bookings as it heads into the meetings and incentives market. (asia.etbtravelnews.com)

CLIA Australasia partners with Virgin Australia

February 26th, 2015

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has brought Virgin Australia on board as a new executive partner for 2015. (australia.etbtravelnews.com)

River Cruise Lines Cancel, Cut Back Operations in Russia in 2016

February 26th, 2015


River cruise lines operating in Russia have announced cancelations and cutbacks for the 2016 river cruise season. (cruisecritic.com)

Holland America’s 2015 Alaska Land+Sea Journeys Combine Denali and the Yukon

February 26th, 2015

Holland America Line has announced new options in 2015 for its Alaska Land+Sea Journeys, which combine Alaska’s Denali National Park with Dawson City in Klondike Gold Rush Country and cruise and land packages to the north. (travelagentcentral.com)

Mickey Check helps parents keep kids’ eating habits “in check” on Disney Cruises

February 26th, 2015

Parents sailing with Disney Cruise Line now have an easier way to identify healthier menu choices for their children. (allthingscruise.com)

Pandaw Burma River Cruise – Voyage to Nagaland, September 2015

February 25th, 2015

Luxury river cruise adventures company, Pandaw, is delighted to announce a new 7-night itinerary on Burma’s Chindwin River exploring the remote region of Nagaland, beyond Homalin and close to the Indian border. (expeditioncruising.com)

Update. Fog Strands Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship at Sea; Next Sailing Canceled

February 25th, 2015

Passengers on the delayed Brilliance of the Seas sailing finally disembarked the ship in Tampa around 7 p.m. last night, well over 24 hours late. (cruisecritic.com)

Fred. Olsen’s ‘Top Five’ themed cruises setting sail in 2015

February 25th, 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is committed to offering its guests so much more than just a ‘sun tan’, and has created a number of fun, ‘experiential’ sailings in 2015, incorporating a range of special and unique themes, including comedy, gardening, history and even Elvis!

Discover Bordeaux and its Classic Wine Region

February 25th, 2015

Whether you see yourself as a wine connoisseur in the making, or simply enjoy a quiet glass every now and then, our French River cruises are the perfect way to enjoy an educational insight into the word of wine.

Nanaimo Port Authority’s Doug Peterson Retires after 22 Years

February 25th, 2015

Long term Manager of Marketing and Sales, Douglas P. Peterson has announced his retirement after a 22 year career with the Nanaimo Port Authority. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

CEO Ted J. Fick presents vision, changes at the Port of Seattle

February 25th, 2015

The announced realignment aims to grow operations and increase jobs throughout the region and state by promoting economic development, and advancing the port’s Century Agenda.

Experience the Canadian Arctic with One Ocean Expeditions new adventure cruise – Northwest Passage

February 25th, 2015

Canadian polar expedition cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions, is a leader when it comes to navigating the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic. (expeditioncruising.com)

Barbados: Tourism Returns to Growth Path

February 25th, 2015

Cruise is also projected to be buoyant with a 5 to 6 percent increase expected to push cruise arrivals over the 750,000 mark by the end of 2015. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Royal Caribbean’s Next Oasis-Class Cruise Ship to Feature Neighborhoods, Waterslides, Bionic Bar

February 25th, 2015

Royal Caribbean’s next Oasis-class ship, Harmony of the Seas, will feature a mixture of first-introduced-on-Quantum- and Oasis-class experiences, as well as brand-new additions, including the line’s first-ever waterslides. (cruisecritic.com)

17,847 Passengers in San Juan on a Single Day

February 25th, 2015

Puerto Rico is set to host a new single-day passenger record with 17,847 cruise passengers expected on February 25, according to the Tourism Company of Puerto Rico. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

22nd edition of “Protagonisti del Mare” on board the Costa Diadema

February 25th, 2015

The 22nd edition of the eagerly awaited annual event dedicated to the Company’s best Travel Partners worldwide takes place on board the flagship Costa Diadema.

American Queen kicks off fourth season with refurbishments

February 25th, 2015

American QueenThe American Queen Steamboat Company announces refurbishment details of the American Queen as part of a six-week annual layup at New Orleans’ Boland Marine Shipyards. (professionalmariner.com)

Princess Cruises Debuts 2016 Alaska Cruise and Cruisetour Program

February 25th, 2015

“Princess continues to build on ourlong-standing recognition as the best Alaska cruise vacation with compelling ways to see and experience The Great Land,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises.

Viking to Launch American River Cruises from New Orelans

February 25th, 2015

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisana and Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen announced the selection of New Orleans as the homeport for Viking River Cruises’ first North American river cruise itineraries, starting in late 2017. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

CruiseOne, Cruises Inc. Launch Marketing Campaign Promoting Beach Travel

February 24th, 2015

CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. have announced the launch of a new marketing campaign, “Do you want to build a snowman or a sandcastle?” (travelpulse.com)