China’s economy is slowing down, but the head of the Royal Caribbean Cruises told CNBC on Thursday that business there is “working beautifully.” Things are going well because the cruise line was prepared for the slowdown, CEO Richard Fain said in a one-on-one interview with Jim Cramer. (cnbc.com)
At Carnival Cruise Line’s WUATA Party in Toronto, Canada, last night, the line premiered the latest endeavor in its yearlong “Why Use A Travel Advisor” campaign — a five-part video series featuring travel advisors and their clients sharing travel tales that tell the “WUATA Story.”
MSC Cruises, today released a new rendered tour video of its exclusive Bahamian island destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, ahead of its first guests arriving later this year. The new video brings viewers along for a detailed look at what guests can look forward to while visiting the island, which is exclusive to MSC Cruises’ guests as part of itineraries in the Caribbean region.
Carnival Cruise Line is set to release a four-part video series called “Crew Gratitude” for travel advisors and their clients focusing on six crew members, showing the impact that Carnival’s guests have made on their lives and families through gratuities.
SunStone Ships’ chief executive Niels-Erik Lund explains the benefits of building the company’s first newbuild in China, and how challenges were overcome. Greg Mortimer stands out as the first cruise ship built in China – and on the eve of its delivery, its owner SunStone Ships says the yard has been “very successful”. (passengership.info)
Second round for the format “Shopping Queen” on AIDA: Four candidates are sought to go on a shopping cruise in the sunny south. The shoot will be from September, 21 till September 28, on AIDAnova in the Mediterranean. Application starts now.
A Culinary Journey with Crystal Cruises | Madagascar
In episode 7 of “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Chef Jon Ashton,” the spotlight shines on the pairing of New Zealand’s signature wines and the culinary artistry of Crystal Serenity’s chefs. Chef Jon Ashton joins Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas just outside of Auckland where they explore the perfect vintages to pair with a multi-course dinner in the ship’s Vintage Room.
Coming to life again this summer and in celebration of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, television’s longest running must-see summer event airing Sunday, July 28-Sunday, August 4, Princess Cruises will once again “sharkify” Caribbean Princess with its Summer of Shark showcased on eight summer sailings, now through July 27, 2019.
Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Frank Del Rio says he is prepared to meet the challenge. With a combined fleet of 26 ships with approximately 54,400 berths across its Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, Norwegian offers itineraries to more than 450 destinations worldwide and plans to introduce 11 additional ships through 2027. (cnbc.com)
Without dredging, the port of Venice is blocked. We have been waiting too long for the approval from the Interregional Authority for Public Works, which hasn’t come: the situation is critical, and we are suffering as a result. (themeditelegraph.com)
Crystal Cruises has released the latest episodes of its video series “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Jon Ashton,” this time exploring the creative iterations of Périgord black truffles in Perth, Australia and American Samoa.