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Royal Caribbean Acquires Silversea – Other Cruise News: New Expedition Ship For Quark – Havana Expansion

by Kevin Griffin

The big question before last week was who would eventually take over Silversea Cruises, and the shoe has finally dropped. After some experimental financing through Chinese interests on recent years, Royal Cariibean Cruises has finally walked away with a two-thirds share of Silversea for about $1 billion. Elsewhere, Quark Expeditions has ordered a new 13,000-ton 200-berth expedition ship, and Turkish port operator Global Ports Holding has signed a 15-year contract to manage the cruise port in Havana.




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The Bellona Foundation and Carnival Corporation & plc sign agreement to continue improving sustainable cruise tourism

Carnival Corporation & plc  (logo)The Bellona Foundation and Carnival Corporation & plc have signed an agreement of cooperation where the parties agree to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact. The newly formed cooperation is based on the two parties’ shared vision of an even more sustainable cruise industry in a future zero emission society.




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Oceania Cruises launches new ‘Agent Bring Client’ event series in Australia

Oceania Cruises' Nautica entering SydneyOceania Cruises announced its next ‘Explore the World 2019 Cruise Events’ series – to be hosted in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July. “We are delighted to extend invitations to our valued trade partners to bring their qualified VIP customers to one of our popular ‘Agent Bring Client’ events,” said Mr Steve McLaughlin, Vice President of Sales for Oceania Cruises. (etbtravelnews.global)




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Miss Alaska – Alyssa London – Joins Offshore Outpost as 2018 Alaska Adventure Host

We are thrilled to welcome Miss Alaska USA 2017 Alyssa London onboard the Pacific Provider on June 17, kicking off our inaugural 2018 summer Alaska season. Miss London will serve as our first-ever Adventure Host – a new program featuring unique individuals with a special connection to Alaska or the Sea of Cortez.




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Pullmantur Releases 2019 Brochure

Pullmantur Cruceros (Logo)Pullmantur Cruceros has released its 2019 brochure highlighting the brand’s Spanish onboard experience. New offerings include is an itinerary around the British Isles aboard the Zenith. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Set Sail with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line This Summer: Promotions, Events & Giveaways

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (Logo)Summer is upon us and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL) is celebrating with a variety of special promotions, events and giveaways geared towards cruisers of all ages. With the addition of its newly-launched ship Grand Classica, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is offering daily departures from the Port of Palm Beach, giving travelers the chance to customize an unforgettable two-night summer getaway to Grand Bahama Island.




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CMHI Lays Keel for SunStone Ships’ Expedition Cruise Vessel

Aurora Expeditions' Greg MortimerShipbuilder China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) held a keel laying ceremony for a new expedition cruise vessel, being built for Miami-based SunStone Ships on June 12. With a Polar Class 6 notation, the vessel, named Greg Mortimer, is being constructed at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) yard in Haimen.




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TUI Cruises Hosts Environmental Officer Conference

TUI Cruises hosted a gathering for its environmental officers in Hamburg earlier this month.The two-day program brought together the environmental officers from across the eight-ship Mein Schiff fleet. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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