Archive for the ‘Event / Convention / Exhibition’ Category

Passenger Ship Pollution Conference Set for Debut

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Passenger Ship Pollution will take place November 14-15, 2017 in Southampton, UK. The new event, launched by Passenger Ship Safety organizer TDNUK, will provide the forum required by ship operators and industry experts to discuss how to reduce and manage the environmental impact of current and future operations. (

Cruise New Zealand Announces 2017 Conference

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Cruise New Zealand announced it will be holding its 2017 conference at the Auckland Museum in Auckland on August 29.The conference will bring together leaders from large and emerging ports to discuss how they are improving their facilities, according the group. (

British delegation to attend CCYIA in November

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

On 6 June, Stewart Gorman, Consul of Trade and Investment Office of British Embassy, and Yang Haixia, Trade and Investment Officer of British Embassy, visited CCYIA together. Zheng Weihang, Secretary General and EVP of CCYIA, received the consul. (

Key Cruise Line Executives and Industry Stakeholders Gather to Improve Business at FCCA PAMAC Conference in Aruba

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Improving cruise tourism business was easier and happier than ever last week in Aruba. A group of more than 200 FCCA Platinum Members, key cruise tourism stakeholders, and their family members and colleagues joined 20 senior executives from the FCCA’s Member Lines in the One Happy Island for the FCCA Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council (PAMAC) Conference. (more…)

50th MedCruise General Assembly celebrated in Gibraltar meets with success

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

MedCruise celebrated its 50th General Assembly in Gibraltar, a destination offering premier cruise opportunities, as well as one of the founder member ports of the Association. (more…)

World Travel Holdings Group Celebrates Anniversary Year

Monday, June 19th, 2017

CruiseOne, Dream Vacations and Cruises Inc., which are part of World Travel Holdings, claiming to be the world’s largest cruise agency, are celebrating their anniversary years with its National Conference aboard the Harmony of the Seas. (

AECO’s 15th Arctic Cruise Conference – Registration Open

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is having this year’s Annual Arctic Cruise Conference and annual dinner in Oslo Wednesday October 18th. (more…)

MedCruise: Bright Outlook

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

After a productive week in Gibraltar, there is a bright outlook for the cruise industry worldwide and in the Mediterranean, according to officials on hand at the 50th MedCruise General Assembly. (

Cruise Canada New England Symposium Notebook

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Ports, cruise lines and other stakeholders around the Cruise Canada New England region had plenty of news and notes at the Cruise Canada New England Symposium being held in Montreal. The news ranged from new cruise lines looking at the region to ports considering expansion plans. (

National Maritime Museum Highlights Sheer Majesty of the Canadian Arctic with New Exhibition Unveiling finds from Fateful Franklin Expedition

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Since the discovery in 2014 of Sir John Franklin’s ship, HMS Erebus in the Canadian Arctic, interest in the region and his mysterious disappearance has continued to grow, according to specialist adventure cruise operator, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE). (more…)

One Ocean Expeditions to Join celebrations in London’s Trafalgar Square to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

On Saturday 1st July thousands of people will be taking part in hundreds of events around the globe to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. Leading Canadian expedition cruise operator, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), will be among those joining in the birthday celebrations in London’s Trafalgar Square to commemorate the historic occasion. (more…)

SS United States – Furnishings and Fixtures to be Auctioned on June 17th, 2017

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Final Group of the Collection of the SS UNITED STATES Artifacts from the Estate of Dr. Sarah Forbes originally purchased when the Ship was dismantled in 1984 will be SOLD at Auction on June 17th in Williamsburg, Virginia.

MedCruise Opens 50th General Assembly

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The 50th MedCruise General Assembly was formally opened this morning by Nicky Guerrero, chief executive of the Gibraltar Board of Tourism, which is hosting the event; Thanos Pallis, general secretary of MedCruise, Kristijan Pavić, president of MedCruise, and Captain Bob Sanguinetti, CEO of the Gibraltar Port Authority and Captain of the Port. (

Celebrity’s Mobile Cinema Tour a Hit

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Celebrity Cruises is putting the wraps on its cross-country “Leading Edge Mobile Cinema Tour” after 48 stops in just 12 weeks. The Celebrity mobile cinema vehicle has traveled more than 10,000 sharing the story behind the Celebrity Edge, according to a company statement. Over 20,000 people have participated. (

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…)

New Orleans Saints Players Cameron Jordan and Mark Ingram Showcase Their Talents During Fun Lip Sync Battle for Charity Aboard Carnival Dream

Monday, June 12th, 2017

New Orleans Saints players Cameron Jordan and Mark Ingram channeled their inner rock stars as they participated in the first-ever “Lip Sync Battle” for charity to a packed house yesterday aboard Carnival Dream while the ship was docked at the Port of New Orleans. (more…)

Cruise Lines and Professionals of the Cruise Industry to meet at the Bilbao Bizkaia Cruise Forum

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Port Authority of Bilbao, Diputación Foral de Bizkaia together with Turismo de Bilbao, and Turismo de Getxo will celebrate on June 29 the Bilbao Bizkaia Cruise Forum at the new cruise terminal. (more…)

Cruise Canada New England Preview: 10 Year Plan To Be Revealed

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The Executive Committee of the Cruise Canada New England Alliance (CCNE) will release its 2017-2026 strategic plan at its annual gathering in Montreal this week, which brings together ports in the region along with cruise line decision makers and other key stakeholders. (

Scenes from CTO’s Caribbean Week

Friday, June 9th, 2017

he Caribbean Tourism Organization gathered in Manhattan for its annual Caribbean Week program, a massive function and one of the key events of the year for Caribbean tourism. (

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…)

Inaugural Meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum (5-6 June 2017)

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Today, 6 June 2017, at Lloyd’s Register’s office in London, the inaugural meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum concluded. (more…)

Port Canaveral Earns Prestigious Green Marine Certification

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Port Canaveral has been awarded Green Marine environmental certification in recognition of the Port’s effective environmental leadership and management.

Royal Caribbean Clinches Prestigious Effie Award for #ComeSeekLive

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Royal Caribbean International recently was honored with a silver Effie award at the 2017 North American Effie Awards Gala in New York City. (more…)

Star Cruises Voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017”

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Star Cruises was voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017” at this year’s 24th Annual World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony held in Shanghai, China on 4 June 2017. (more…)

Successful EXPIcruise on AIDAperla

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

From May 28 to June 1, 2017, travel agents from all over Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux countries got to enjoy exciting days on the latest ship of the AIDA fleet: AIDAperla. (more…)

Near 150 Professionals participated In The First Edition Of The Porto & Douro Cruise Forum

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Porto was on 24 May, the spotlight of the cruise industry, with the celebration of Porto & Douro Cruise Forum 2017, an event which brought together in Porto the local, national and international cruise industry. (more…)

P&O Cruises Australia Causes MAY-hem with Travel Agents

Friday, May 26th, 2017

P&O Cruises has created MAY-hem across Australia this month, with a series of special trade roadshows to promote its new program as well as the launch of its latest ship Pacific Explorer in June. (more…)

MedCruise guidelines for a sustainable ‘Berth Booking Process’ in the centre of attention at Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2017

Friday, May 26th, 2017

During the two-day event, cruise industry decision makers and stakeholders came together in an effort to “Reinvent Cruising in the East Mediterranean”.

Greece open for cruise industry business: Greek shipping minister

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Greece is open for cruise industry business, Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis said on Tuesday when addressing the fourth Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens. (

Greece ‘Open’ for Cruise Tourism, Targets Infrastructure and China

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

As cruise traffic has dropped off dramatically in the Eastern Mediterranean, key port and government stakeholders in Greece are hoping tourism from China and public-private partnerships help their bounce-back. Cruise lines joined with ports and government officials at the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, which is taking place this week in Athens. (

UK: Joanna Lumley Joins Viking Cruises at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Joanna Lumley visited Viking Cruises’ Barcelona-inspired garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week. The TV star and travel presenter — who is also godmother to one of Viking’s longships, Odin — visited the Viking Cruises Garden of Inspiration. (

Cruise Planners 2017 Convention Set to Ignite Agents’ Passions and Spark Innovation

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Cancun, MexicoCruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, will be hosting its annual convention at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico October 15-19, 2017. (more…)