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Lufttransport, AECO and the Governor of Svalbard launch heli-rescue training video

Helirescue training video by AECO, Lufttransport and Governor of Svalbard

The Arctic expedition cruise industry and search and rescue responders are collaborating to enhance preparedness and collaboration. The latest step in this effort is a new video that explains how crew and staff onboard vessels can assist in a helicopter rescue operation.

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Adventure Canada Mighty Saint Lawrence voyage June 2020

Adventure Canada Mighty Saint Lawrence voyage June 2020An amazing expedition cruise destination—closer to home. The Gulf of Saint Lawrence is the eastern gateway to Canada. English, French, Mi’kmaw, Scottish, Irish and Basque cultural influences are woven into a colourful history of this rich body of water.


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What makes Colombia a great destination for cruise lines

Colombia is showing significant advances in the cruise industry at a global scale. Over the course of 15 years around 35 of the most prestigious cruise lines have reached Colombian coasts, and the number keeps growing.

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Riviera River Cruises Offers Shipboard Credit on Select European Departures

Riviera River Cruises (Logo)Riviera River Cruises is excited to offer guests who book select European river cruises a shipboard credit valued at up to €400 per cabin, or approximately $450 depending on exchange rate. No promotional code is necessary as the shipboard credit will be added to bookings automatically.

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Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean and Government of St. Lucia Sign Memorandum of Understanding

From left: David Candib, Vice President, Development & Operations, Carnival Corporation; Marie McKenzie, Vice President, Global Ports & Caribbean Government Relations, Carnival Corporation; Micky Arison, Chairman, Carnival Corporation; Arnold Donald, CEO, Carnival Corporation; Hon. Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister, Saint Lucia; Adam Goldstein, Vice Chairman, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; Hon. Dominic Fedee, Minister of Tourism, Saint Lucia; Miguel Reyna, Associate Vice President, Commercial Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; Russell Benford, Vice President, Government Relations, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.Carnival Corporation & plc and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government of Saint Lucia to form a joint venture to manage the existing cruise pier and terminal facilities in Saint Lucia, and to design, construct and operate a new cruise port on the island.

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Exec Panel: What the 2020 Elections Mean for Cruise Travel

That question was among topics addressed by a high level cruise sales executive panel on Sunday at the 2019 National Conference of Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. Themed around “Dare,” the conference unfolds all week on Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas. (


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A New Era Of Real Ships (250-550 berths) – Other Cruise News: The New Explorers (200-249 berths) – Hotel Yachts (298 berths) – Norwegian Coasters (468 berths)

by Kevin Griffin

Since the introduction of the first of the big ships, with the Sovereign of the Seas in and the first 100,000-tonner with the Carnival Destiny in there has been a substantial evolution in ship design among smaller vessels. The Cruise Examiner first covered these trends on May 12, 2008, in an article entitled “The Middle Way – A Return to Medium-Size Ships?”   and a follow up three years later, “The Market for Middle Size Ships,” on May 30, 2011. However, these ships came in to the 30-50,000-ton range whereas the latest crop are mostly Polar Class 6 vessels in the 15-30,000-ton range. Le Commandant Charcot is an exception, a real Polar Class 2 icebreaker.

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