Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Single Operator, Big Upgrades Set for NYC Cruise Terminals

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Oceania Cruises' Insignia in Manhattan (Click to enlarge)New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the selection of Ports America to operate both Manhattan and Brooklyn Cruise Terminals through 2029, moving both terminals to a single operator after a bidding process. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Every Day is ‘National Burger Day’ on a Holland America Line Cruise

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017, is National Burger Day, and Holland America Line is paying homage to the American classic that has elevated itself to worldwide admiration. (more…)

P&O Cruises Australia Causes MAY-hem with Travel Agents

Friday, May 26th, 2017

P&O Cruises has created MAY-hem across Australia this month, with a series of special trade roadshows to promote its new program as well as the launch of its latest ship Pacific Explorer in June. (more…)

Carnival Corporation to Offer Alipay Payment Services Onboard its Fleet in Asia

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced it has signed an agreement to offer Alipay payment services onboard its cruise ship fleet in Asia, including multiple ships in China. (more…)

MedCruise guidelines for a sustainable ‘Berth Booking Process’ in the centre of attention at Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2017

Friday, May 26th, 2017

During the two-day event, cruise industry decision makers and stakeholders came together in an effort to “Reinvent Cruising in the East Mediterranean”.

Celebrity Constellation Cruise Ship Delayed in Barcelona For Two Days Post Dry Dock Due to Propulsion Issues

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Celebrity Constellation has been delayed in Barcelona until Sunday due to propulsion issues — just a day after its dry dock refurbishment. (cruisecritic.com)

Celestyal Cruises launches its new website

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Celestyal Cruises, announces the launch of its new website. Created to provide the best-possible user experience, the redesigned site, now compatible with all browsers and mobile devices, offers visitors a faster, simpler booking process and a comprehensive introduction to the company’s cruises, services and unique selling points. (more…)

Chinese cruise market sails past UK

Friday, May 26th, 2017

This is the first time that there have been more Chinese than British cruisers, and the statistic reflects the fact that cruise holidays are quickly gaining popularity amongst Chinese. Indeed, cruising also gained popularity in 2017 amongst British people. (sino.co.uk)

Princess Cruises Debuts 2018-2019 Exotics Sailings

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Princess Cruises has debuted its 2018-2019 Exotics program which will take guests to culturally rich and iconic cruise destinations around the globe. With more than 50 departures, ranging in length from three to 111 days, these worldwide cruise itineraries go on sale today (25 May).

Royal Caribbean Adds Chief Meteorologist to Marine Ops Team

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises has added what may be the first ever full-time cruise industry Chief Meteorologist to its operations team in Jim Van Fleet, who brings a broadcasting background to the position and has degrees in climatology and broadcast meteorology. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald Tops List of Global Minority Business Leaders

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), announced that CEO Arnold Donald was named the top-ranked global executive for his strong leadership and commitment to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace and for serving as an inspiring role model.

Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen Celebrates 20 Years Of Award-winning Exploration

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen Celebrates 20 Years Of Award-winning Exploration

This year Viking Cruises® marks two decades of leadership and innovation on the world’s waterways. Founded in 1997, Viking is now the world’s leading river cruise line with the largest fleet of river vessels, including the two new Viking Longships®, which launched in March. (more…)

WIN a trip with #MyAdventureCanada!

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday this year, and Adventure Canada is searching for the best Canadian adventure photos! (more…)

CroisiEurope, OASIS Travel Network Ink Preferred Supplier Agreement

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Cyrano de Bergerac  - CroisiEurope (Photo credit: Rolf Heinrich, Köln)CroisiEurope has announced that the company is now a preferred supplier of OASIS Travel Network, a division of Palm Coast Travel. (travelagentcentral.com)

AdventureSmith Explorations Offers Answers to Eleven Key Questions When Considering a Small Ship Cruise

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

The 8-12 guest Sikumi (Photo credit: AdventureSmith Explorations)The cruise industry is experiencing a boom in new ships and passengers according to Cruise Market Watch, tracking an annual growth rate of 6.55% from 1990 to 2016. The fastest growing segment of this market is small ship cruising, reports AdventureSmith Explorations who has seen annual passenger increases of 20% or more over the past several years. (more…)

Werften Lays Keels for Two More Crystal River Ships

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

MV Werften, Genting Hong Kong’s shipyard group, today (May 24) held a keel-laying ceremony for two more Crystal Rhine-class riverboats, the Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel. They are the third and fourth in a series of Crystal river sips. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Greece open for cruise industry business: Greek shipping minister

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Greece is open for cruise industry business, Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis said on Tuesday when addressing the fourth Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens. (news.xinhuanet.com)

Brand New 360ᵒ Crystal Preview Surrounds Travelers in the Crystal Experience

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Crystal has unveiled the Crystal Preview, taking guests “through the lens” of select Crystal experiences with 360-degree videos of onboard spaces and itinerary locales through interactive videos on the company’s website. (more…)

Holland America Line’s Veendam to Sail to Cuba in December 2017

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Holland America Line has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, starting with the Dec. 22, 2017, 12-day holiday cruise aboard ms Veendam. (more…)

New Crystal Adventures Heighten Arctic Exploration during Northwest Passage Voyage

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Crystal Serenity (Photo courtesy of Crystal Cruises)When Crystal Serenity returns to the Arctic north on August 15 for the second transit of the Northwest Passage, she will navigate a route through territories of Alaska, Canada and Greenland that are rarely explored by recreational travelers, remaining the only luxury cruise line to make the intrepid trip. (more…)

Norwegian Bliss’ keel laying ceremony held at Meyer Werft in Germany

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line and Meyer Werft today, May 24,2017, celebrated the keel laying of Norwegian Bliss at the yard’s state of the art facility in Papenburg, Germany. (more…)

Majestic Princess Begins Epic Journey to China Along the Silk Road Sea Route

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

The Majestic PrincessPrincess Cruises and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (Friendship Association) officially began Majestic Princess’ journey from Rome to China which will feature a cultural exchange program themed “Telling the Chinese Story along the Silk Road Sea Route.” (more…)

NSB’s Buxhansa Opens 56-Day Indian Ocean & East Africa Service

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

NSB Freighter Cruises advised today (May 24th) that the m.v. Buxhansa has joined a new Southeast Asia – Indian Ocean – East Africa – Southeast Asia service, with the following port rotation: Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Pointe des Galets, Reunion – Tamatave, Madagascar – Maputo, Mozambique – Beira, Mozambique – Nacala, Mozambique – Port Louis, Mauritius – Singapore.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages Partners with Whittard of Chelsea

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is partnering with Whittard of Chelsea to coincide with the launch of their new flagship Columbus. Whittard is a leading provider of fine beverages from around the world, offering more than 100 blends of tea. (more…)

AIDA Unveils Details on New Ship Class

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

AIDA Cruises has announced a number of details for its next class of ships, the so-called Helios-class newbuilds, which will come in at 180,000 tons and 5,000 passengers, and be powered by LNG. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Celebrity Cruises Launches Interactive In-Cabin Wine Tasting

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Celebrity Cruises has launched an interactive wine-tasting show on in-cabin TVs onboard Southampton-based Celebrity Eclipse that is intended to be rolled out to the whole fleet. (cruisecritic.com)

Mekong River, Vietnam and Cambodia aboard Cruiseco Adventurer

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Cruiseco, the leading provider of worldwide cruising options in Australia and New Zealand, is pleased to offer guests a truly unique sailing experience along the Mekong River, aboard Cruiseco Adventurer. (expeditioncruising.com)

New fitness-oriented cruise line planned

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

A new cruise line with a sharp focus on health, fitness and activity is being organized by a Miami entrepreneur with a planned May 2018 launch. (travelweekly.com)

Carnival Corporation’s New Digital Companion Makes Cruising More Engaging

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc today unveiled the Ocean Tagalong™, a customizable digital companion that will interact with guests on Ocean Medallion vacations as well as represent them in interactive games. (more…)

Poseidon Expeditions’ M/v Sea Spirit Undergoes $2.5 Million Refurbishment Ahead of 2017-18 Arctic and Antarctic Seasons 

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The Sea SpiritPoseidon Expeditions’ polar cruising star, the all-suite, 114-passenger M/v Sea Spirit, has repositioned to Nuuk, Greenland, to begin her 2017 Arctic season, following a $2.5 million-plus refurbishment of all 54 guest suites during a recent dry dock in Vigo, Spain. (more…)

Greece ‘Open’ for Cruise Tourism, Targets Infrastructure and China

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

As cruise traffic has dropped off dramatically in the Eastern Mediterranean, key port and government stakeholders in Greece are hoping tourism from China and public-private partnerships help their bounce-back. Cruise lines joined with ports and government officials at the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, which is taking place this week in Athens. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Seabourn Odyssey Cruise Ship Adds Thomas Keller Restaurant, More in Dry Dock

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Seabourn OdysseySeabourn Odyssey has just emerged from a dry dock refurbishment with both physical and programming upgrades. Highlights include The Grill by Thomas Keller and a mindful living program designed by Dr. Andrew Weil. (cruisecritic.com)