When it comes to fighting disease and promoting good health, cruise ships don’t usually spring to mind. But with more than 20 million people taking cruises every year, ship personnel are experts at keeping germs at bay and healing sick passengers fast. (dallasnews.com)
With Seatrade Cruise Global around the corner, calendars are already filling with workshops, events and meetings. But what about dinner at a private table with a high-level cruise executive or even a president/CEO?
The Spring Fling Regatta for the International Cruise Industry is held annually the day before the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference and Tradeshow in South Florida. (maritime-executive.com)
Work started today on the cruise quay in Visby, which will be completed in spring 2018. Region Gotland and Copenhagen Malmö Port, CMP, will together contribute to developing cruise tourism in the Baltic in general and on Gotland in particular.
American-based luxury barge cruise broker Ellen Sack has announced a special “Tour de France” themed barge cruise on the six-passenger charter barge Savannah. (travelagentcentral.com)
Costa Cruises celebrates the 15th anniversary of CostaClub, the guest loyalty program that focuses on innovation and change, values that have always been the cornerstones of the Italian company’s business strategy.
More than 150 passengers and crew have been struck with gastro on a cruise ship that docked in Sydney on Thursday morning. (news.com.au)
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced its lineup of 2016 travel agency and individual travel agent member programs and benefits. (travelagentcentral.com)
Christine Duffy, the Miami-based president of Carnival Cruise Line is in Sydney this week to complete her goal to see all 25 ships in the fleet within her first year in the top job. (cruisecritic.com)
The tourism industry in St. Kitts and Nevis continues to boom with three luxury cruise liners which docked at Port Zante today (February 02) bringing with them close to 9000 visitors. (sknvibes.com)
This Chinese New Year, celebrate with the Lucky Cunard Savings Event and sail in a Balcony for the same fare as Oceanview with Free Gratuities.
After successfully testing out its Carnival Journeys voyages — longer sailings of nine to 15 nights — Carnival Cruise Line has added 22 new Journeys cruises to its inventory through 2017. (cruisecritic.com)
Agents from across Australia and New Zealand are in the running for gold in the 2015 Cruise Industry Awards, which will be announced this month. (etbtravelnews.com)
Silversea Cruises has announced it has modified some itineraries for its Mediterranean voyages in 2016, adding exclusive onboard experiences and entertainment activities. (travelagentcentral.com)
PPI Group, the leader in custom publishing, video production, and onboard and shoreside programs for the cruise, travel, and hospitality industries, has been selected as the official media host of Seatrade Cruise Global, the cruise industry’s leading annual international exhibition and conference.
Carnival Cruise Line has launched a new Facebook group – Carnival Fun Zone – designed exclusively for its travel agent friends. (etbtravelnews.com)
Crystal Cruises has signed an option purchase agreement for a ship that last sailed in 1969, the SS United States, pending a technical feasibility study. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) announced Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) as the winner of the 2015 Maritime Award of the Americas, in the Environmental Waste Management in Cruise Lines category.
Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA), the global association grouping the world’s cruise lines, has announced that it will hold its annual Port & Destination Forum in London on 23 February, being the first event organised for CLIA’s Port & Destination Community this year.
In honor of World Cancer Day tomorrow, Feb. 4, Holland America Line is proud to announce that to date cruise guests and employees of the company have raised more than $4.7 million for cancer support through “On Deck” programming.
Crystal Cruises has signed a purchase option for historic cruise ship S.S. United States, the New York Times reports. The luxury cruise line will conduct a feasibility study on a makeover of the ship, which could cost $700 million to $800 million, that could see it sail again. (travelagentcentral.com)
Silversea Cruises today announced the appointment of cruise industry veteran Mark Conroy as head of the company’s Miami office, which has responsibility for the Americas. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Can’t afford, or don’t have time for an actual cruise? Spend a couple minutes exploring this 1:1 scale recreation of a cruise ship. In Minecraft, of course. (kotaku.com)
Greece is expected to reap significant benefits from the cruise sector in 2016, as the last few weeks have seen major cruise companies canceling their routes planned for Turkey and replacing them with Greek destinations. (ekathimerini.com)
The Diamond Princess docked in Circular Quay early Thursday morning after a 12-day trip around New Zealand, with passengers on board suffering from gastro. (au.news.yahoo.com)