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Carnival Corporation Launches Sustainability Website, Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today released its 2016 sustainability report as part of the launch of its new dedicated sustainability website ( (more…)

PPI Group Plans to Celebrate 30th Anniversary with World Record Attempt

Monday, August 14th, 2017

PPI Group, the esteemed leader in cruise, travel, and hospitality custom publishing, video production, and onboard and shoreside shopping programs is proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary in a big — albeit small — way in 2017: by attempting to set a Guinness World Record for Fitting the Most People in an Interior Cruise Ship Cabin. (more…)

Princess Cruises Eighth Annual Relaxation Report Reveals Half of Americans Don’t Get the Sleep They Need

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Leading up to National Relaxation Day on August 15, Princess Cruises has released the results of its eighth annual Relaxation Report, which has revealed that when it comes to relaxation and sleep, many Americans are in need of a wakeup call.

Jamaica Cruise Newsletter Released

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Designed to inform the cruise industry, travel trade and the media on tourism and cruise-related destination information, the quarterly newsletter will help keep readers familiar with the many ways in which cruise passengers can enjoy their time in Jamaica either pre- or post-cruise as well as during a port call, according to a statement from the tourist board. (

MaineCruisePro Setting Sail To New Heights

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

MaineCruisePro offers a wide range of consulting services for ports, cruise lines, and cruise industry stakeholders in Maine and beyond. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line Launches “Agentpalooza Rockin’ Moments” On Facebook

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line is launching an “Agentpalooza Rockin’ Moments” contest for travel agents on its trade Facebook page starting today through September 1, 2017. (more…)

Barcelona is the UK’s most searched holiday destination. Research has looked into the most popular holiday locations, as favoured by the UK public

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Barcelona tops the list as the UK’s most favoured holiday destination, with a massive 522,800 searches per month, research has revealed. This was closely followed by long-haul destinations Bali and Cape Verde, which are becoming increasingly popular amongst the UK public. (more…)

Valletta Cruise Port named as Top-Rated Mediterranean Cruise Destination

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Malta. La Valletta Prinsendam, MSC Splendida and MSC Musica (Image by Custom Aerial Photos)Valletta Cruise Port, a subsidiary of Global Ports Holding has been named as Top-Rated Mediterranean Cruise Destination in Cruise Critic’s 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. (more…)

More Alaska cruise ship visitors in the forecast for 2018

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Princess Cruises Announces Largest Alaska Deployment Ever in 2018More tourists will come to Alaska next summer on cruise ships. Research by Wells Fargo Securities predicts about 6 percent growth from this summer’s number, which is a little more than a million passengers. The company projects growth from 5 to 10 percent in other markets around the world. (

Cruise.Co Acquires German OTA, Making it Europe’s Largest

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, which operates what is calls the UK’s largest cruise website, has announced the completion of its acquisition of the German cruise travel agency, in a transaction totalling 25 million euro. (

Top Cruise Port, Private Island Named in Cruise Critic’s Annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The Danube in BudapestBudapest, Castaway Cay, Glacier Bay and Europe’s rivers won top honors in the second annual Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards, which were revealed Wednesday. (

Class In Session: New ‘Royal Caribbean University’ Agent Training Program Opens Its Doors

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Enrollment is now open. Royal Caribbean International has launched an entirely new online travel agent training program – Royal Caribbean University (RCU). (more…)

USVI: Drop in cruise numbers accelerates

Friday, July 21st, 2017

The number of cruise ship passengers and cruise ship calls to the territory continued to slide in the second quarter of 2017, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Economic Research. (

Stats: Alaska Named Top “Mancation” Destination

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The White Pass & Yukon Route rail excursion by Princess Cruises (Photo Judith A.)A new survey conducted by ManTripping and #MenWhoBlog found that over 26 percent of more than 500 men said their top pick for a “mancation” would be an Alaska cruise bundled with a land tour. (

Cunard rockets its way to top of 2017 Travel + Leisure readers’ cruise ship awards

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Travel + Leisure readers have spoken: Cunard is the best mega-ship line and relative newcomer Viking Ocean Cruises is the best large line. The annual 2017 awards also identify medium-size, small-ship and river cruise lines that took top spots. (

Costa Cruises Presents The New Edition Of The Sustainability Report

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Costa Cruises publishes the new edition of the Sustainability Report “Sea You Tomorrow – Rotta verso il futuro [On course for the future]”, available to download at (more…)

New research from Carnival Cruise Line Australia reveals the rise of the ‘Honeyboomers’

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The research polled over 1,000 Australians (couples with children aged 13+), revealing more than three quarters (76%) of couples miss having fun with their partner and over one third (35%) believe a child-free holiday will help them remember why they fell in love. (

Cruise Ship Orderbook at Updated

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

The Orderbook page at has been updated (images as well) with the announcements of Ritz-Carlton that it will enter the yacht cruise business with three new 298-berth cruising yachts of 623 feet each and of Chilean Antarctica XXI that announced a 70-berth 298-foot newbuilding for its Antarctic fly and sail business.

”Managing Your Diabetes on a Cruise” Editorial Column by Elisabeth Almekinder at

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Bon Voyage!!! But wait…let’s make sure that you will have a good voyage. When you have diabetes, you may have many questions about going on cruise. Sure, it sounds great.

Cunard and The New York Times collaborate to offer “The Crossword Crossing”

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Cunard and The New York Times have collaborated again, this time to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The New York Times crossword. (more…)

Fred. Olsen was voted ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ in the ‘2017 Silver Travel Awards’ and ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ in the ‘2017 Group Travel Awards’

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to be voted ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ – for the second year in a row – in the prestigious ‘2017 Silver Travel Awards’, held at world-famous Madame Tussauds, London on the evening of 8th June 2017. (more…)

Carnival Corporation Wins Top Global Award for Best Sustainability Report

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Carnival Corporation announced it has been recognized for producing the year’s most engaging and informative sustainability report in the 10th annual Corporate Register Reporting Awards, the only annual global awards program honoring excellence in corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting.

Former crew member writes a tell-all: “12 Hours in Havana: Build your perfect day in Cuba” is now available as an eBook on Amazon

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

In the cruise-lit world, the crew member nonfiction format rarely strays from the memoir. Greg Shapiro, who worked as a crew member for both Royal Caribbean and Fathom Travel, is breaking the mold with his new book “12 Hours in Havana: Build your perfect day in Cuba”. (more…)

Port Saint John: Economic impact study finds cruise tourism provides $49.9 million in annual impact to New Brunswick

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Port Saint John released updated economic impact figures for the cruise sector in New Brunswick today (June 6) which show total annual impact from the cruise industry in New Brunswick has risen from $41.5 million per year to $49.9 million per year, an increase of 20%. (more…)

The Adventure Cruise Guide is back in print and online

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The Adventure Cruise Guide is coming back in print and supported by a solid digital and social media presence that will reach into every nook and crevice of the media landscape. (

Fred. Olsen is crowned ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ in the ‘2017 Group Travel Awards’

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has once again been crowned ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ by readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine, in its prestigious ‘2017 Group Travel Awards’. (more…)

Stats: 77 Percent of Agents Say Cruise Volume Is Up, CLIA Reports

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the first Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2017, uncovering cruise travel trends and key insights from within the travel agent industry. (

Cruise Lines International Association Releases Official Global Passenger Numbers For 2016

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced the cruise industry has surpassed 2016 ocean cruise passenger projections, reaching 24.7 million cruise passengers globally up from a projection of 24.2 million.

River Cruise Experts Weigh in on Best Sales Practices

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Travel advisors from around the U.S. weigh in on the best practices to boost river cruise bookings in the “2017 River Cruise Focus” from Questex. (

Celestyal Cruises launches its new website

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Celestyal Cruises, announces the launch of its new website. Created to provide the best-possible user experience, the redesigned site, now compatible with all browsers and mobile devices, offers visitors a faster, simpler booking process and a comprehensive introduction to the company’s cruises, services and unique selling points. (more…)

Brand New 360ᵒ Crystal Preview Surrounds Travelers in the Crystal Experience

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Crystal has unveiled the Crystal Preview, taking guests “through the lens” of select Crystal experiences with 360-degree videos of onboard spaces and itinerary locales through interactive videos on the company’s website. (more…)

Entrepreneur Magazine Names Cruise Planners to “Best of the Best” List

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Entrepreneur Magazine has named Cruise Planners to its 2017 Best of the Best list, making it the only travel franchise to appear on the 2017 list. The Best of the Best list recognizes elite franchises that ranked at the top of their industry categories in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. (