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. (travelpulse.com)




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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.




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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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Major cruise lines will be stopping in Quebec and the Maritimes

Hardly a day goes by in the spring and summer that West Coast Canadians don’t see a cruise ship heading to Alaska, via Victoria and the outside of Vancouver Island, or via the Inside Passage from Vancouver. (montrealgazette.com)




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Carnival to Launch “Saw” the Cruise

Any idea what cruise ships and the movie “Saw” have in common? Not much until recently. Carnival Cruises will launch its first ever “Saw” movie cruise this summer from New York, with stops in Eastern Canadian port towns. (vagabondish.com)




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Norwegian Dream Set to Sail for Star

After sitting in limbo in Europe and Asia, as reported by Cruise Industry News, Genting Hong Kong, the owner of Star Cruises, has said that the 2,150-passenger Norwegian Dream will join its fleet. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Safari Spirit Fire at Seattle Dock

The 105-foot 12-passenger Safari Spirit, operated by American Safari, burned at a Seattle dock last night (26 April) , resulting in massive amounts of damage according to various reports. 8cruiseindustrynews.com)




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New Conference Center and Ballroom on Celebrity Reflection

When Celebrity Reflection sets sail in October of this year, the ship will feature an entirely new, multi-functional space that can serve as a spacious ballroom or conference area, or be divided into smaller banquet or classroom settings, depending on each individual group’s needs. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Oceania Cruises takes delivery of Riviera

Oceania Cruises took delivery yesterday of its new 1,250-guest Riviera at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard near Genoa. The line’s newest entry to the upper-premium cruise segment comes just 15 months following the launch of her highly acclaimed sister ship, Marina. (cruisebusiness.com)




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