Archive for the ‘Event / Convention / Exhibition’ Category

Sightings: Virtuoso Honors Top Partners, Members at Travel Week

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Virtuoso honored its top destination, cruise, lifestyle, member and advisor partners at Virtuoso Travel Week. The event is running August 12 to 18 at the Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas, drawing a record-breaking 5,760 travel professionals from 103 countries, a 7 percent increase in attendance. (

Carnival Tops Off National Ice Cream Month With A ‘FunDay Sundae’ Celebration For Kids From Charleston’s Connie Maxwell Children’s Home

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

To celebrate its commitment to the greater Charleston community and to mark National Ice Cream Month, Carnival Cruise Line hosted a “FunDay Sundae” celebration on board Carnival Ecstasy yesterday (31 July) for kids from the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Charleston, South Carolina. (more…)

Announcing Arctic Shipping Forum North America

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The Russian icebreaker 50 Years of VictoryOn the 1st of January 2017, the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters – more commonly known as the Polar Code – entered into force. Drawn up by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Polar Code provides an international standard that all ice-going vessels must meet if they are to travel through polar waters. (

Carnival Cruise Line Honors Top Travel Agencies With ‘Excellence Awards’

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line is honoring 12 top travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada with its fourth annual Excellence Awards. The 12 award categories recognize the diversity of agencies the line works with by honoring specialties including retail, online, charter, incentive, host, franchise, and regional performance excellence. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line Hosts Seuss-a-Palooza Event Aboard Carnival Fantasy in Mobile

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line celebrated its partnership with the Port of Mobile and greater Mobile community today (July 24) by hosting a Seuss-a-Palooza event for kids attending the YMCA of South Alabama Summer Camp program. (more…)

”History Of Ships” – Exhibition At The New Cruise Terminal: A Trip Through Montreal’s Rich Port History

Friday, July 21st, 2017

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is pleased to announce the opening of its History of Ships exhibition, which will welcome the public starting July 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. The exhibition is being held at the Port Centre on the second floor of the new Cruise Terminal on Alexandra Pier, at 200 De la Commune Street, Montreal. (more…)

Passenger Ship Pollution: Major Cruise Lines to Speak at Conference

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Passenger Ship Pollution 2017, chaired by Richard Vie, Former Vice President for Technical Development and Quality Assurance, Carnival Corporation, will provide cruise and ferry operators with a unique forum to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency as required by new regulations. (

Cruise Baltic aims to deliver the greenest cruise experience in the world

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Cruise Baltic ports and destinations stand together in the aim to create a green and sustainable cruise experience in the Baltic Sea. That was one of the results of the Cruise Baltic summit recently held in Kalmar in Sweden. (more…)

American Samoa Hosting Pacific Port Conference

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

American Samoa’s Department of Port Administration will host the 104th Conference of the Association of Pacific Ports (APP) next week, July 17-20. (

China Cruise Shipping Announces Conference Forum Topics

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

The China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association today announced forum topics for its 12th annual China Cruise Shipping (CCS12) conference and trade show, set to be held in Sanya, China, from Nov. 5-7. (

International speaker announced for Australian Cruise Association Conference

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Bruce Krumrine, VP of Shore Excursions for Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O is confirmed as the latest speaker for the upcoming Australian Cruise Assocation annual conference. (

Global Ports Holding announces the next Global Run in Ravenna, Italy

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Global Ports Holding (“GPH”) is pleased to announce its next Global Run event, Maratona di Ravenna Città d’Arte, which will take place on 12 November 2017 in Ravenna, Italy, the latest addition to GPH’s international cruise port operations. (more…)

Ocean Liner Memorabilia Took Top Honors at Weiss Auctions

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Ocean liner memorabilia took top lot honors at Weiss Auctions’ June 22 sale, as a letter handwritten aboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic on April 13, 1912 sold for $22,600, an original life ring from the SS Andrea Doria brought $8,050 and a glass clock presented to first class passengers on the maiden voyage of the SS Normandie in 1935 changed hands for $4,560. (

Carnival Cruise Line Thanks The Troops With The World’s First Social Media Powered Barbecue

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line joined forces with Operation Homefront today, July 5, 2017, to extend the July 4th holiday and thank men and women in uniform by hosting the world’s first “social media powered barbecue” for military troops at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

Oceania Recognizes Youngest World Cruisers

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Oceania Cruises recognized its “Youngest World Cruises,” Lorenna D’Amore Nogueira, 4, and Henrique D’Amore Nogueira, 6, Wednesday in New York, according to a statement. (

Preparations Ramping Up, Opportunities Running Out for FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Preparations are cruising along for the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise conference and trade show in the Caribbean and Latin America. (October 23-27, 2017 – Merida, Yucatan Mexico)

Carnival Cruise Line And Houston Texans Gear Up For ‘Summer Kickoff’ Event With The Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Houston

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line and the Houston Texans teamed up to host the first-ever Summer Kickoff event yesterday (June 27) with a variety of fun activities for kids at the Havard Boys & Girls Club in Houston.

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…)