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This week, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) published the report their most recent search and rescue (SAR) tabletop exercise. The report concludes that cruise ships can make valuable contribution to search and rescue in the Arctic.
Aqua Expeditions, a luxury river cruise company, is introducing a new travel agent portal for agents to check cruise availability, reserve multiple cabins at the same time and make a courtesy hold for up to seven days. (travelagentcentral.com)
Holland America Line to Announce New Entertainment Partnership During Live Webcast/Facebook Live Event Sept. 13
Genting Cruise Lines To Live Stream Keel Laying Of Dream Cruises’ New Global Class Ship Via Facebook And Weibo. Launch Naming Contest for First Global Class Ship
Genting Cruise Lines will celebrate the next important milestone in the construction of Dream Cruises’ new Global Class ship with the Keel Laying ceremony to be held on Tuesday, September 11 at 14:00, CEST (Central European Summer Time).
Cruise Baltic just launched a new website designed to give cruise lines in the Baltic Sea Region much better details of the ports and destinations in the region. The new website was revealed during the Cruise Baltic Summit taking place in wonderful Klaipeda, Lithuania.
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The UK river cruise market grew by a robust 21% to 210,400 passengers in 2017 on the previous year, while the number of bed nights increased slightly more, by 24%, CLIA UK & Ireland said in a statement. (cruisebusiness.com)
Princess Cruises held a cooking challenge for travel agents in Malaysia as part of its ongoing relationship-building programme with the local travel industry community. Over 60 travel agents attended events held in Kuala Lumpur and Penang designed to strengthen relationships and reward agents while generating excitement and fun.
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New government figures show cruise ship expenditure for the year to June 2018 jumped by 18.3% to $434 million on the previous year, reinforcing the sector’s value to New Zealand, says the New Zealand Cruise Association.
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Over the next five years, Carnival Corporation & plc, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd are expected to grow their total gross capacity by more than 30 percent—or by 135,000 berths, Moody’s Investors Service says in a new report. Combined, the three companies represent about 75 percent of worldwide cruise capacity. (travelagentcentral.com)
In preparation for #ChooseCruise this October, Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) Australasia has launched its digital Travel Agent Toolkit available exclusively to CLIA travel agent members.
Maritime passengers arriving at Irish ports saw a 2.1% increase to 2.8 million from 2016 to 2017. That’s according to the Department of Transport’s latest Transport Trends report published earlier this week, which highlights the increasing importance of the cruise liner sector in Irish maritime activity. (afloat.ie)