Monthly Archive: April 2012

CLIA, Amadeus Release Report on MICE Sector Sales Potential

Amadeus and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released a new report, “Mixing Business with Pleasure,” which highlights the growth potential and profit opportunities for travel retailers in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibits (MICE) sector. (


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Miami Lands Yet Another Cruise Line – Other Cruise News: About Cruise Ship Safety – Norwegian Dream Returns To Service In Asia

by Kevin Griffin

With the confirmation last week that MSC Cruises would be moving from Fort Lauderdale’s port of Port Everglades to the Port of Miami in November 2013, Miami has added yet another cruise line to its recent list of conquests. These include not only the more upmarket Celebrity and Regent, always regarded in the past as Fort Lauderdale lines, but also Crystal and Cunard Line, who made the move to Miami earlier. Elsewhere, the European Cruise Commission and Cruise Lines International made three more proposals towards cruise ship safety at a conference in Brussels last week. And the Norwegian Dream, a ship that has been laid for the past three and a half years, is soon to go back into service with Star Cruises, possibly in China.

Posted in: News / The Cruise Examiner

Cruise Industry Demonstrates Support for U.S. Travel Association’s ‘Vote Travel- Get America Moving’ Campaign

Capping Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) successful annual cruise3sixty conference at the Broward County Convention Center, the cruise industry turned out yesterday to support the U.S. Travel Association’s “Vote Travel – Get America Moving” grassroots campaign to call attention to the economic importance of the travel industry.


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Star Cruises’ Chefs Win Awards

Star Cruises is pleased to announce that up-and-coming members from its chef teams have been honoured with seven awards at the reputable Food & Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2012 (FCC) awards recently. (


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