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(Update) Hurricane Season 2017: Which Caribbean Cruise Ports Are Open?




While a handful of Caribbean cruise ports re-emerged from Hurricane Irma to welcome cruise ships in the weeks following the storm, many others still recovering from damage to their islands were put back on alert as Hurricane Maria made its devastating way through. (cruisecritic.com)

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Heritage Expeditions’ Akademik Shokalskiy, successfully completed a double transit of the Northern Sea Route



When Heritage Expeditions’ Vessel, the Akademik Shokalskiy, berthed in the Russian Port of Anadyr on Monday 24th September, it had made history. It had successfully completed a double transit of the Northern Sea Route (more commonly known as the North East Passage).

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SkySea Hoping to Build on New 2018 Deployment Mix



The SkySea Golden Era (Ex Celebrity Century)A new executive team and overarching strategy at SkySea Cruise Line is being led by industry veteran Ken Muskat, who was named CEO in early January. The Chinese brand is a joint venture with ownership by Royal Caribbean Cruises and China’s largest online travel agency, Ctrip. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Norwegian Cruise Line announces newer and larger ship to homeport at Port of New Orleans in 2018



Norwegian Cruise Line announced today it will deploy the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway to the Port of New Orleans beginning November 2018. The 1,068-foot vessel will be the largest cruise ship in both length and passenger occupancy to ever sail from Port NOLA, and its arrival will nearly double Norwegian’s guest occupancy from New Orleans.

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Virgin Voyages Sets October 31 Unveil Date




Virgin Voyages has announced that it will unveil a “ship tease” during a Facebook Live event on October 31. The company, led by President and CEO Tom McAlpin, is expected to get its first 110,000-ton, 2,800-passenger ship in 2020, and has promised to essentially reinvent the cruise vacation. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Azamara Pursuit To Join Two Sisters – Other Cruise News: Cruising To Chicago In 2020 – Silver Spirit To Be Stretched To 691 Feet



by Kevin Griffin

Last week Azamara Club Cruises announced that it was acquiring the newest of the eight “R” class ships, thus giving it a fleet of three sister ships. She will be named Azamara Pursuit. Still in the all-inclusive arena, Silversea has announced that it will lengthen its Silver Spirit so as closely to approximate the size of its newest ship, the Silver Muse and her planned sister ship Silver Moon. Both Azamara Pursuit and the lengthened Silver Spirit will be delivered in March 2018. Elsewhere, with two new ships due to be introduced to the Great Lakes in 2020, initial itineraries can now be pre-booked with both lines. But the question arises as to where they will berth in Chicago.

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Turkish Government to Pay for Cruise Ships to Come Back




Istanbul, TurkeyThe Turkish government is opening its wallet in a bid to attract cruise ships back to the country’s ports, as cruise traffic has dramatically fallen off in the Eastern Mediterranean amid geopolitical issues. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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P&O Cruises Australia plans “more efficient assets”



November 25th, 2015: all five of P&O Cruises Australia's fleet sailing into Sydney harbourP&O Cruisess Australia, the Sydney based contemporary market unit in the Carnival Corporation & plc group, plans to replace its existing fleet of five ships, all of which were built in the 1990s to other brands, with more modern tonnage over time. (cruisebusiness.com)

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Cruise Ship Collides With Pier in Nassau, Bahamas

Disney Dream hit the dock after arriving in Nassau this morning (September 30). Photos were posted on social media and show a dent above the water line on the ship’s stern. It is still unknown at this time what caused the ship to hit the pier. One passenger onboard posted that it was foggy this morning in Nassau. (cruisefever.net)

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Gems of the Russian Capitals: Saga to Offer 4-star river cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow

Hermitage Museum at the Winter Palace in St PetersburgCan there be a more relaxing way to discover colourful Russian history than on a river cruise, sailing on four-star MS Rossia from St Petersburg to Moscow? The new 11-night Gems of the Russian Capitals river cruise includes all excursions, starting with a tour of St Petersburg, which was built alongside the River Neva by Peter the Great.

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