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Will cruise ships return to Venice?

Aerial view of the Venice port (Courtesy VTP)“Work! Work! Work!” shout the baggage handlers, ship cleaners and port security guards protesting on the steps of Venice’s Santa Lucia train station. The protest formed quickly and without warning – a flash mob, designed to call urgent attention to the 6,000 Venetians who rely on the cruise industry for work. After 15 minutes they are gone. (bbc.com)

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GPH signs sale and purchase agreement for Port Akdeniz

GPH - Global Ports Holding (Logo)Global Ports Holding Plc (“GPH”), the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, is pleased to announce that following a period of exclusive negotiations it has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement to sell Ortadoğu Antalya Liman Işletmeleri (“Port Akdeniz”) to QTerminals W.L.L. (“QTerminals”), a Qatari commercial port operating company, for an enterprise value of $140m. (more…)

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Carnival plan to resume U.S. cruises on Dec. 1 remains on track after judge’s ruling

Carnival Corporation & plc  (logo)The company, on probation since 2017 after pleading guilty to dumping oil into the ocean for several years, will have to attest to the environmental protection status of each of the company’s cruise ships 30 days before they reenter U.S. waters to restart cruises, according to the order from U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida Patricia Seitz. (miamiherald.com)

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Princess Cruises Advances Transition of Golden Princess and Star Princess to Sister Company P&O Cruises Australia

Golden Princess / Pacific Adventure (Courtesy Princess Cruises)Princess Cruises today confirmed the official transfer of Golden Princess and the accelerated transition of Star Princess to P&O Cruises Australia. Previously announced in 2018, the two vessels will now debut as Pacific Adventure (Golden Princess) and Pacific Encounter (Star Princess) anticipated to sail in 2021. (more…)



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