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Cruise Critic’s 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards Winners Revealed

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Disney DreamFor the fifth consecutive year, Disney Cruise Line has taken top honors in Cruise Critic’s annual Cruisers’ Choice Awards, with Cruise Critic reviewers choosing Disney Dream as the “Best Overall” large cruise ship for the third year in a row. (

ICV Issues Update on the Cruise Line Safety Reports for 2016

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

International Cruise Victims Association (ICV) has worked for years to have more comprehensive safety on cruise ships. Through their efforts in working with Congress, in 2016 new cruise ship crime reporting requirements took effect, according to ICV. (more…)

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine Embark on Exclusive Partnership

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine announce an exclusive partnership that will unite the soul-stirring power of travel with O’s deep commitment to connection and personal growth.

CLIA Releases The Cruise Travel Report: Attitudes, Behaviors and Travel Preferences of Cruisers and Non-Cruisers

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the Cruise Travel Report a revealing look at the attitudes, behaviors and travel preferences of cruisers and non-cruisers. (more…)

Princess Cruises Named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Friday, January 20th, 2017

The Regal PrincessPrincess Cruises received top honors in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards, being named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” after the cruise line was nominated by cruise industry experts and ultimately voted on by USA TODAY readers. (more…)

China Cruise Shipping Launches New Website

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) has launched a new website ahead of their annual conference, China Cruise Shipping (CCS). (

Aurora Expeditions Launches the Definitive Guide to Polar Photography 

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland IslandsAurora Expeditions is delighted to introduce its very own Polar Photography Handbook, a guide written by expert photographers on how to achieve the best possible shots in the polar regions. (more…)

Crystal and HCP Media Unveil Crystal Living In-Suite Publication

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

As it continues forward with the epic expansion of its brand and award-winning fleet, Crystal has unveiled an artful in-suite book that commemorates the spirit of what the company has dubbed The New Crystal – The World’s Most Luxurious Hospitality & Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™. (more…)

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Named Best Luxury Cruise Ship

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Hamburg panorama with Elbphilharmonie and Queen Mary 2 (Photo / Jörg Modrow)Travel Weekly readers have named Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 “Best Luxury Cruise Ship” in the magazine’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards. (more…)

Holland America Line Launches Redesigned PartnerSHIPS Portal for Travel Professionals

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Travel professionals will now have an easier time becoming Holland America Line experts with the launch of the company’s redesigned PartnerSHIPS travel professional portal at (more…)

Seabourn Receives 22 Top Travel Awards In 2016

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The Seabourn Sojourn in LondonAs the 2016 travel awards season comes to a close, Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, wrapped up the year with a total of 22 industry awards, several of which were readers’ choice nominations.

New Orleans Targeting The 1M Passenger Club

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Carnival Sunshine, formerly known as the Carnival Destiny in New Orleans“The magic number for us with the homeported vessels we have here is one million (passengers) and we expect to be around that number again for 2017,” Don Allee, director of cruise and tourism at the Port of New Orleans, told Cruise Industry News when interviewed in November.

CLIA Releases 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook and Cruise Travel Trends Forecast

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook, detailing a steady pace of cruise travel interest and significant investment in the industry. CLIA is also predicting the top eight cruise travel trends that will have an impact on the industry in the coming year.

Port of San Diego Contributes $8.3 Billion to Regional Economy

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

San DiegoThe Port of San Diego is a vital economic engine driving $8.3 billion in total economic output and supporting 68,300 jobs in 2015, including multiplier effects, according to an economic impact analysis by Economic & Planning Systems Inc. (

PPI Group partners with FCCA and CLIA to publish Travel & Cruise magazine

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

PPI Group, a leader in custom publishing for the cruise and travel industry, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) on the publication of Travel & Cruise, the official magazine of the cruise industry. (more…)

New Year, New Look for Carnival Cruise Line’s GoCCL Australian Web Site

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

The cruise line’s Fun Squad (aka BDMs) have revamped the site – – and added some new features to ensure it’s even easier – and even more fun – for Australian and New Zealand travel agents to sell a Carnival cruise. (more…)

Book Review: ‘Great Mediterranean Passenger Ships’

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Most of the attention paid to transatlantic ocean liners centered on the North Atlantic route, dominated by British, French, Dutch and German vessels, with the occasional American superstars like the interwar SS Leviathan and the postwar SS United States. (

Royal Caribbean Releases New Sustainability Report

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises today released a new sustainability report, which it said “documents the Company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and showcases improved efficiencies across its fleet.” (

Royal Caribbean Wins ‘Best Cruise Line Overall’ For Record 14th Year

Monday, December 19th, 2016

At a ceremony last night (dec. 15), the most coveted travel awards, recognizing the best of the best in the travel industry, also honored the cruise line as “Best Cruise Line Sales & Service” for the ninth consecutive year and “Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean.” (more…)

RMS St Helena Book & DVD available now

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

A book capturing the amazing story of the history and life on board this unique ship has just been published. (more…)

Cruise Passenger Magazine Readers choose Silversea as the ‘Best Luxury Cruise Line’ for 2016

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Silversea Cruises, the world’s leading luxury cruise line, has again been awarded the ‘Best Luxury Cruise Line’ by Cruise Passenger Magazine at the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. (

Costa Underlines Savona Economic Impact, Homeporting 2019 Newbuild

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Savona: The Costa Cruises' PalacrociereCosta Cruises has released the results of a recent study carried out by PwC Italia, showing that the company has a significant economic impact on Savona, Italy. (

CLIA Releases Fourth Quarterly Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released today (Dec 08) the fourth and final Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2016, revealing key cruise travel trends and insight into the current state of the travel agent industry. (more…)

Australia/NZ: Agents invited to take a tour with Princess Cruises

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Princess Cruises is making it easier for agents to tour its local ships, introducing a new online booking system to streamline the registration process. Travel agents can now signal their interest to tour any one of Princess’ five local ships at any port in Australia or New Zealand via the One Source website. (

Princess Cruises Honored with Four Porthole Readers’ Choice Awards

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Princess Cruises has won four awards from the readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine, receiving Best Central America Itineraries, Best South Pacific Itineraries, Best Onboard Shopping and Best Signature Cocktail in the magazine’s 18th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. (more…)

Budget Travel: “U.S. News and World Report” Magazine names best cruise lines

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

If you have ever been on a cruise, you have greatly affected the contents of your mailbox. Most of the cruise lines spend large sums buying the lists of cruise passengers, and for years to come, they will constantly send you colorful brochures asking you to book a cruise on one of their ships. (

New Easy to use Fiji Cruise website

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Fiji has launched a new website . The website is fast, efficient, easy to use and features fantastic imagery. (

Cruise industry ‘failing’ environment and public health, report claims

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The authors of a critical report that analyses the impact of cruise ships on public health and the environment have launched a withering attack on the industry and the organisation that regulates it. (

Cruise Ship Orderbook at Updated

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The Orderbook page at has been updated with the announcement of a new 196-passenger polar class expedition vessel for an as yet unnamed client to be built by Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit.

Porthole Cruise Magazine Announces Winners of 18th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine, the world’s leading consumer cruise magazine, announces the winners of its 18th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. (more…)

Princess Cruises Wins 2016 Acquia Engage Award for Innovative Princess@Sea Web Feature

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Princess Cruises announced it has been awarded a 2016 Acquia Engage Award in the Digital Experience category for the cruise line’s Princess@Sea mobile technology service. (more…)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines improves communications with its travel trade partners

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has reviewed and refreshed its communications channels with the travel trade, improving the format of its weekly e-shots, known as the ‘Focus Update’ – sent weekly to agents, on Wednesday afternoons – and enhancing its dedicated trade website, the Travel Agent Centre (‘TAC’). (more…)