Archive for the ‘Event / Convention / Exhibition’ Category

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…)

Porto, Portugal, to become focus of Cruise Industry

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Porto will become, on 24 May, the focus of the cruise industry, with the celebration of PORTO & DOURO CRUISE FORUM 2017, an event that will bring together in Porto the local, national and international cruise industry. (more…)

MedCruise Readies for 50th General Assembly

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

MedCruise will make history in June when it gathers in Gibraltar for a ground-breaking 50th General Assembly event. The event will run from June 14-17 as MedCruise members, which are the majority of Mediterranean cruise ports, will gather with industry stakeholders and key cruise line representatives to discuss issues and challenges and working together. (

MedCruise Ports expand their markets in China

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

As part of MedCruise marketing strategy aiming to promote the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas as the most popular cruise destination among Asian cruisers, a MedCruise delegation travelled to Shanghai to attend ITB China 2017.

Carnival’s Adolfo Perez Gets “Travel Agents Rock” Tattoo at Agentpalooza

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

This past weekend Carnival Cruise Line’s Adolfo Perez celebrated travel agents by getting “Travel Agents Rock” permanently inked on his upper arm. Carnival broadcast the event live on Facebook. (

30th International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) World Ports Conference convenes in Bali, Indonesia

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) convened at its 30th World Ports Conference in Bali Nusa Dua, Indonesia, 7-12 May 2017, under the theme of “Enabling Trade, Energizing The World”, was successfully concluded, attracting more than 650 delegates, accompanying persons, guest speakers, sponsors and exhibitors from 50 countries in the world. (more…)

IAATO members vote to develop an Antarctic conservation plan

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) have agreed to develop a science based conservation plan for the Antarctic Peninsula in collaboration with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) to support decision making for tourism management. (more…)

Cruise Canada New England to Present 2026 Strategic Plan in Montreal

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The Maasdam leaving MontrealCruise the Saint Lawrence will host the 19th annual Cruise Canada New England Symposium in Montreal in June. The event will serve as the backdrop for the launch of the 2017-2026 Cruise Canada New England strategic plan – covering where the group sees itself in ten years and how it will get there – touching on infrastructure development, summer traffic and more. (

More than a million visitors celebrate the AIDA fleet and one year of AIDAprima at the Hamburg Port Anniversary

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

On the occasion of the 828th Hamburg Port Anniversary, AIDA Cruises presented a huge anniversary fireworks display yesterday evening – for the port and one year of AIDAprima. (more…)

Cruise Destination Hamburg rings in the summer with a series of top-class events

Monday, May 8th, 2017

AidaBlu in HamburgWhen it comes to cruise locations, Hamburg is the world’s number one destination for maritime entertainment and cruise events. (more…)

Governor Baker Massport Officially Dedicate The Flynn Cruiseport Boston at The Black Falcon Terminal. The event also celebrated the annual kick off to the Boston cruise season

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Boston - The Cruise TerminalIn a ceremony not far from the docks where former Mayor of Boston and U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Raymond L. Flynn once worked as a young man, Governor Charlie Baker, elected officials, community members and children from South Boston, and Massport officially dedicated The Flynn Cruiseport Boston at The Black Falcon Terminal. (more…)

CruiseOne, Dream Vacations & Cruises Inc. Launch Educational Summits

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Home-based travel franchises Dream Vacations and CruiseOne and host agency Cruises Inc. are launching a 2017 Immersive Educational Series, which will focus on three training opportunities where agents can engage in niche content. (

MedCruise and its member ports lead discussion on best strategies for the Adriatic

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

MedCruise was, once more, among the leading organisations shaping discussions on the potentials of cruising in the Adriatic, and the best strategies for cruise ports and destinations, during the Adriatic Sea Forum. (more…)

Denmark is about to welcome the most positive season within cruise tourism ever

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Oceankaj Cruise Terminal in  Copenhagen (Courtesy Copenhagen Malmö Port)With an estimated number of more than 1 million cruise guests in 2017, Denmark are looking at the most fantastic year so far when it comes to cruise tourism. (more…)

Latest Antarctic Tourism Figures Released by IAATO

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Skorpios 3 - Cruceros Maritimos SkorpiosThe International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) announced its tourism figures for the 2016-2017 Antarctic season at the start of its annual meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. (more…)

CLIA Introduces New Features and Announces More Speakers for Cruise360 Australasia

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced some new features for this year’s Cruise360 Australasia conference, with the event to include interactive discussions and workshops as well as a range of keynote addresses from international cruise executives. (more…)

Cruise360: Agents Are “Voice of Reason” and Create “Validation,” Says Fain

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Championing the value of travel agents as “the voice of reason” was Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., who delivered the keynote address at Cruise360’s third General Session over the weekend. (

Cruise360: Cruise Planners Execs “Talk Cruise” With Sales & Marketing Executives

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Touches of humor and cruise product information flowed at Cruise360’s third General Session at Port Everglades, FL on Saturday. (

Sotheby’s to offer works of art and objects from the world renowned Holland America Line’s two iconic vessels

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

This May, Sotheby’s London will offer works of art and objects from two former vessels of the world renowned Holland America Line, a leading shipping and passenger line founded in the Netherlands in 1893. (more…)

CLIA Announces 2017 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame Award Winners at 13th Annual Cruise360 Conference

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is proud to announce the 2017 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame Award Winners. The awards recognize individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. (more…)

Travel agents remain key in touting the value of cruising, industry leaders say

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

The cruise industry is riding high today with record advance bookings from a year ago, strong consumer interest and a slew of new ships and onboard and technology innovations about to deploy. (

AIDA Cruises is this year’s gala host of the GOLDENE BILD DER FRAU

Friday, April 21st, 2017

October 21, 2017, will be the big day: The “GOLDENE BILD DER FRAU” will be awarded for the 11th time. The FUNKE MEDIAGROUP announced on April 21 that for the first time ever, the awards ceremony will be taking place on a cruise ship in Hamburg, on board AIDAprima, the new AIDA Cruises flagship.

Carnival Australia Commemorates Anzac Day with Special Service in Sydney Harbour

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Carnival SpiritFormer Royal Australian Navy Commander John Hodges will head back to sea for the first time since his retirement from the Navy in 1989 to lead a special Anzac Day service onboard Carnival Spirit in Sydney Harbour on April 25. (

Carnival Cruise Line To Host “Agentpalooza” Bus Tour With Series Of Travel Agent Events

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line will visit travel agents in six cities from May 11-18 as part of a festival inspired “Agentpalooza” bus tour. (more…)

MedCruise Ports head to China

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

As part of MedCruise marketing strategy aiming to promote the Mediterranean as the most popular cruise destination among Asian cruisers, MedCruise is attending this year ITB China 2017 event. (more…)

Join the party on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Boudicca’ this Summer, right in the heart of Liverpool!

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Make the most of the August Bank Holiday this year with a memorable ‘Summer Party Night’ aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca in Liverpool, on the evening of Monday 28th August 2017. (more…)

Adriatic Sea Tourism Report shows mainly healthy trends of business

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

A preview of some of the data from the Adriatic Sea Tourism Report shows that in 2016 there was a rise in cruise passenger numbers (approx. 5.1 million, +5.5%) and ferry passengers (17.6 million, +3.5%) and a positive situation for turnover in the marinas and charter companies. (

Carnival Australia Marks National Beer Day with a Toast to ThirstyFrog

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line has raised a glass to the success of Australia’s first bespoke cruise beer – ThirstyFrog Summer Ale, with almost 200,000 schooners enjoyed at sea since the refreshing craft ale was launched three years ago. (more…)

Celebrity Cruises Sponsors 2017 Miami Beach Gay Pride

Monday, April 10th, 2017

In a sea of rainbow flags, “Pride” banners and local vendors, Celebrity Cruises’ tents flanked the main stage at the 2017 Miami Beach Gay Pride festival Saturday, April 8. (

Coming to a City Near You: Celebrity Cruises Announces One-of-a-Kind ‘Leading EdgeSM Mobile Cinema Tour’

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The 117,000-ton 2,900-berth Celebrity Cruises' Edge class ship (Artist impression)Celebrity Cruises brings new experience to lovers of cinema and travel across North America with a unique mobile cinema tour. (more…)

Adventurous jobseekers given unique opportunity to meet with hiring cruise companies at The Cruise Job Fair

Friday, April 7th, 2017

For many ambitious and adventurous jobseekers, working on a cruise liner is a dream position. With the chance to travel the world, meet people from across the globe and earn a living, it’s easy to see why it’s such an attractive prospect. (more…)

Passenger Ship Safety: Bottom Line

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Marine operations, safety and newbuilding programs were focus topics on the final day of Passenger Ship Safety Southampton, rounding out a unique conference program with speakers from Carnival Corporation, Saga Cruises and various industry suppliers. (