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Cruise Companies Pursue Different Brand Growth Strategies



La Valletta, Malta. Prinsendam, MSC Splendida and MSC Musica (Image by Custom Aerial Photos)The multi-brand cruise companies will continue to grow their largest and most popular brands, but individual brand growth may surprise, according to the “2019 Cruise Industry News Annual Report”. While Carnival Cruise Line brand will continue to be the dominant brand for Carnival Corporation over the next decade, carrying twice as many passengers as the second largest brand, Costa Crociere will see the most capacity growth over the same time period, driven partially by its short cruises in China.

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V.Ships: Expedition Operating Partner




The Magellan Explorer“We offer the full range of services to the expedition market – technical, hotel, catering, crewing, port operations and itinerary planning,” said Per Bjornsen, director, V.Ships Leisure, in the 2019 Expedition Market Report by Cruise Industry News. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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China Key for Expedition Market Buildup



The Hurtigruten's 318-berth FramChina’s expedition market grew by some 40 percent last season, making it the second largest source market for passengers behind the United States, according to the “2019 Expedition Market Report” by Cruise Industry News. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Costa Cruises Creates New Travel Agent Portal




Costa Cruises (Logo)Costa Cruises has launched a remodeled portal for travel agents: Costa Extra (www.CostaExtra.com). The site, solely for U.S.-, Canada- and Caribbean-based travel advisors, provides essential information, courses and marketing materials to help agents become proficient in Costa Cruises. (travelagentcentral.com)

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‘From Oceans to Embassies’: Stunning New Memoir Recounts an Unforgettable Life of travel, at Sea and in the Diplomatic Service




Now on her third career as an author and Registrar of Marriages, Gillian Angrave’s life is still both busy and fulfilling. However, if you’re lucky enough to sit down with her, Gillian’s life of travel will keep anyone on the edge of their seat for hours.

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Carnival Corporation Launches Website Featuring Advanced Air Quality Systems




Carnival Corporation & plc  (logo)Carnival Corporation & plc today announced the launch of a new dedicated “Advanced Air Quality Systems” website that features relevant background information, videos, animations, photos and graphics to highlight the environmental benefits of using the innovative technology commonly referred to as exhaust gas cleaning systems or “scrubbers.”

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AIDA Cruises presents latest sustainability report: World’s first LNG-operated cruise ship, AIDAnova, commissioned in 2018



AIDANova at Tenerife (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)In the latest edition of “AIDA cares” the company documents further progress on its way to emission-neutral cruising. As early as 2023, 94 percent of all AIDA guests will be sailing on ships that can be fully operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas or, in port, with green shore power.

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Asia Pacific overtook Europe in 2018 as second most important passenger source




Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (logo)Asia Pacific has overtaken Europe as the second most important source region for cruise passengers, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) said in its 2018 annual report. The number of Europeans that took a cruise increased by 3.0% to 6.99 million last year, while the Asia-Pacific region experienced a 29.4% increase, to 7.00 million, RCCL said. (cruisebusiness.com)

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Oceania Updates Online Travel Advisor Center



Oceania Cruises (Logo) Oceania Cruises has unveiled its new online Travel Advisor Center, which can be accessed at oceaniacruises.com/advisor. As a part of the brand’s stream of OceaniaNEXT enhancements, the online agent portal has been redesigned to make it more intuitive and provide travel partners with the tools and information they need in order to offer their clients best-in-class service. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Seabourn Launches “Current”, A New Digital Magazine Covering The Line’s Ultra-Luxury Cruise Experience




Seabourn has charted a course into online publishing with the launch of “Current”,a new digital magazine that provides a window into the world of luxury travel through the Seabourn experience and the coveted destinations around the world that are a part of it.

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