Archive for June, 2013

More Cruise Ship Connection Stories Highlight Princess Cruises “Linked by the Sea” Blog

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Princess Cruises’ blog, “Linked by the Sea” is featuring more stories of people who made connections on or because of a cruise.

Glacier Bay Extends Closing of Johns Hopkins Inlet

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Glacier Bay National Park has announced that its Superintendent, Susan L. Boudreau, has extended the closure of Johns Hopkins Inlet to all vessel traffic through July 15, 2013. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Louis Cruises Introduces Summer Sailings to the Greek Island of Samos for 2013

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

New for Summer 2013, Louis Cruises is pleased to introduce cruising to the amazing Greek Island of Samos on select 3-day sailings during July and August.

Nearly 20% report problems on cruises

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

A cruise can be a stress-free escape from day-to-day life, promising all-you-can-eat buffets and nightly entertainment at a reasonable price. (edition.cnn.com)

Carnival’s Liberty, Sunshine to Homeport at Canaveral

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Starting in 2014, Port Canaveral will add Carnival Liberty and Carnival Sunshine to its schedule of homeported ships sailing year-round from Florida’s fastest-growing cruise port to exotic Caribbean destinations. (more…)

Cruise ship business wasn’t much better 10 years ago

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Reading through previous articles, I get a chance to see whether earlier predictions bore fruit – or withered on the vine. (hamptonroads.com)

Summer 2013: Technical: Project Mille

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

The new ship concept provides owners with more revenue-generating space and is more efficient to operate, said Maurizio Cergol, head of marketing and new concept development for Fincantieri. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Tampa Gets Carnival Pride Replacing Legend

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Carnival Cruise Lines and the Tampa Port Authority have announced that the Carnival Pride will replace the Legend beginning in Dec. 2014. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Cruise Lines’ Deployment Pull-Outs a Sign of Things to Come?

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

The future is now. Though it’s still more than a year before the low-sulfur fuel requirements of the North American Emission Control Area go into effect, Carnival Cruise Lines is painting a picture of what post-ECA deployments could look like. (cruisecritic.com)

True North explores hidden PNG

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Small cruise vessel True North’s operators say that sailings to Papua New Guinea and the Louisiade Archipelago offer fortunate guests an unique opportunity to discover pristine and rarely visited destinations. (etravelblackboard.com)

Savannah City Council drowns cruise ship terminal

Friday, June 28th, 2013

After four years of study, two reports costing $327,000 and considerable public outcry, the future of a cruise terminal in Savannah sank Thursday. (savannahnow.com)

Summer 2013: China: ‘The Time Has Come’

Friday, June 28th, 2013

In the central part of Beijing, the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) has a team with some 20 staff, working diligently to promote the healthy growth and development of the Chinese cruise industry. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Ponant’s Le Soleal Delivered by Fincantieri

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Fincantieri has delivered the third of three luxury cruise ships to the French cruise line Compagnie du Ponant. Le Soleal was delivered at the Ancona shipyard today. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Paul Gauguin Offers 11-Night Australs and Society Islands Cruise

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Paul Gauguin PG CruisesPaul Gauguin Cruises is offering an 11-night “Australs & Society Islands” voyage on the Paul Gauguin departing Sept. 21 from Papeete, Tahiti. (travelpulse.com)

TUI Cruises brings own branded products to online shop

Friday, June 28th, 2013

TUI Cruises says it will start to offer its own branded products that are currently owny available on board its two ships to shoppers online. (cruisebusiness.com)

Media Orbit Networks Signs Multi-Channel Carriage Deal with MTN

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Media Orbit Networks (MON) has announced that MTN will be adding MON content for transmission of multiple live channels programmed for cruise ships around the globe. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Red, White & Blue Sale Offers Deals on Princess Cruises

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Princess Cruises is celebrating Independence Day with a “Red, White & Blue Sale” featuring cruise deals on North American departures. (more…)

Discover Norwegian Breakaway: Great Waterslides & Walk the Plank!

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line’s executive vice president-sales and passenger services, details the incredible array of activities for adults and kids. (travelpulse.com)

Royal Caribbean: Saturday Sale For July 1 Through Sept. 30, 2013 Sailings

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Royal Caribbean International is having a one-day sale this Saturday, June 29, offering an onboard credit of up to $50 per stateroom for guests sailing between July 1 and September 30, 2013. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Louis Appoints KAI to Drive Sales Effort in Canada

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Louis Cruises is expanding its travel trade sales and marketing initiatives in Canada. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Oceania Plans Special 180-Day World Voyage for Insignia in 2015

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Oceania Cruises is planning a six-month, port-intensive voyage for its 698-passenger Insignia in 2015, Travel Pulse has learned. (travelpulse.com)

Carnival Swaps Sunshine and Dream, Ends Norfolk Program

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Carnival DreamCarnival Cruise Lines is moving ships around for 2014 deployment, most notably swapping year-round homeports for Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Dream in April. (travelpulse.com)

Windstar and SAVEUR Offer Spanish Food and Wine Cruise

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Windstar Cruises has partnered with SAVEUR, a so-called epicurean brand for culinary travel content, to offer food and wine enthusiasts its first culinary-focused voyage. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Holland America Opens South America Sweepstakes on Pinterest

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Holland America Line has launched a new “Scenic South America” Pinterest sweepstakes that will award one randomly selected winner an American Express gift card valued at $500. (travelpulse.com)

Sanctuary Retreats to Add River Cruiser in Myanmar in Late 2014

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Sanctuary Retreats will add a new river ship, the 48-guest Sanctuary Ananda, in late 2014 in Myanmar. Named after the Ananda temple in Bagan, the name means “extreme happiness” in Sanskrit. (travelpulse.com)

Seabourn awards first Australian Academy Graduate

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Seabourn has announced that Rachelle Matheson, the joint Managing Director of Jigsaw Travel has become the first Australian graduate of Seabourn Academy. (etravelblackboard.com)

New Jersey Agency Gets Great Response for Paula Deen Cruises

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Alice Travel, an agency in Fairfield, N.J., says response has been enthusiastic to its two 2014 cruises with celebrity chef Paula Deen, despite recent controversy over her use of a racial slur. (travelpulse.com)

The vaccine that may bring an end to norovirus-induced cruise ship vomiting

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

As a new strain of stomach flu leaves a trail of stomach-clenching illness from Sydney to San Diego, scientists are moving closer to thwarting it for good. (skift.com)

Sailing on American Queen

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

American QueenTed Sykes, president and CEO of the American Queen Steamboat Company, details the experience of sailing the Mississippi and other American rivers on the largest riverboat in the world. (travelpulse.com)

Refurb Plans for Regent Seven Seas Announced

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Regent Seven Seas has announced that the Seven Seas Voyager will receive a multi-million dollar refurbishment at the ship’s scheduled drydock in October. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cruise Industry News Annual Report: $48 Billion by 2025?

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

As China became the biggest source market for international travel, with some 82 million Chinese travelers spending $102 billion in 2012, will the cruise industry find its future in China?

High Waters Force Mississippi River Cruise Ship to Alter Plans

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

High water levels on the upper Mississippi River are forcing itinerary changes for American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Queen. (cruisecritic.com)