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American Duchess docks in Ottawa

American Duchess - American Queen Steamboat CompanyA cruise ship seemingly straight out of the country’s yesteryear pulled up to Ottawa on Sunday. The American Duchess cruise vessel docked at the west end of Allen Park in Ottawa next to the railroad bridge as part of a nine-day cruise from St. Louis. Other stops include Hannibal, Mo., Alton, Mo. and Peoria. (

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Arctic Cruise Line – Other Cruise News: Churchill Cruises – Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises

by Kevin Griffin

This week features a trio of “newbies” to expedition and adventure cruising. First up, with plans (but not yet orders) for newvbuidlings, is Arctic Cruise Line of Greenland, with a pair of 200-berth vessels that seem similar in apprearance to some of those being built now by Vard in Norway. Second is Churchill Cruises of Winnipeg, who have an agreement with Albatros Travel of Denmark that will see them offer a cruise in each direction between Greenland and Churchill in September 2019. And third is this e’ start-up of Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises out of Honiara.

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Ireland’s Cruise Liner Sector On The Rise In Latest ‘Transport Trends’ Report

The Celebrity Eclipse at Cork, Ireland (Courtesy Port of Cork)Maritime passengers arriving at Irish ports saw a 2.1% increase to 2.8 million from 2016 to 2017. That’s according to the Department of Transport’s latest Transport Trends report published earlier this week, which highlights the increasing importance of the cruise liner sector in Irish maritime activity. (

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Carnival, HAL and Princess Honor Top Travel Agents at the World’s Leading Cruise Lines Excellence Awards 2018 in San Diego

Carnival Corporation’s three largest North American cruise brands and the top cruise retail organizations, travel agencies and agents from across the continent gathered in San Diego, California, last night for the presentation of the World’s Leading Cruise Lines Excellence Awards 2018.

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Panama to boost cruise ship tourism with China’s help

Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wonder became the first cruise ship to transit the Expanded Canal, in April 2017With China’s help, Panama is poised to grab a larger share of the world’s growing cruise tourism segment with a brand new cruise port. Panama City’s Amador cruise port, located right at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, is being built with an eye to serving as a port of call and potentially as a home port. (

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Virtuoso Distinguishes Destination, Cruise and Lifestyle Partners

During Virtuoso’s 30th annual travel week, representatives from twenty destination, cruise and lifestyle partners were given awards to recognize their efforts. This criteria includes having products that match the needs of Virtuoso member agencies and strong support for the travel advisor community. (

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