In 2018/19, Fred. Olsen will be making the most of its fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch -– by featuring even more river, fjords and scenic cruising.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Scenic Waterways & River Cruising 2018’ brochure to showcase a selection of 18 cruisesMarch 27th, 2017
Dame Joan Collins christened the world’s newest river cruise ship, Joie de Vivre, in Paris today. But it was revealed at the ceremony that the ship was almost a “no go” after recent terrorist attacks in the city. (cruisecritic.com)
Tropical Cyclone Debbie, currently listed as a Category 1 storm, is expected to make landfall off the northern coast of Queensland, Australia early this week. (cruisecritic.com)
North Korea is seeking up to $20 million in investments from foreign entities to run its cruise ship, which is currently docked at Kosong Port near Mount Kumgang, and establish routes to Southeast Asia and Vladivostok in eastern Russia, reports Seoul-based NKNews. (qz.com)
CMA CGM’s Amerigo Express Now Offers Four Container Ships And Liberty Bridge One For 29 Passenger Berths On The North AtlanticMarch 25th, 2017
With two ships being transferred in from its Liberty Bridge service and two more from Pacific Express 3, CMA CGM’s Amerigo Express service is now up to four passenger-carrying ships running between Mediterranean ports and US ports between New York and Miami.
MedCruise was invited to contribute with an article at the latest version of the International Cruise & Ferry Review (Issue 50, Spring 2017), with MedCruise Secretary General Thanos Pallis providing input on the continuous upgrade of cruise port infrastructure in the Med, and the need for longer term engagement of cruise lines, in order to improve planning.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is revamping its brand strategy with the debut of its 2018 brochure. The brochure focuses on the individuality of the brand by emphasizing its new, “The World Is Your Canvas” campaign, which encourages travelers to embark on a Uniworld journey for world travel and self discovery. (travelagentcentral.com)
The China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA), which oversees the cruise business in China, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
For years now, since Safmarine’s “Big Whites” disappeared, passengers have sought a means of travelling by sea to and from the Canary Islands. But cargo ships have only offered round trip voyages between north Europe and the islands.
Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven to carry out extensive redesign and renovation of numerous areas of AIDAvitaMarch 24th, 2017
“Unikt” means “unique” in Norwegian, and it is an apt description for the Northern European cruises that AIDAvita will embark on from Hamburg or Kiel starting from April 5, 2017, as part of the new AIDA Selection program.
The Coast Guard Thursday night suspended the search for a 23-year-old Florida man who went overboard on a Carnival cruise ship north of Cuba early Wednesday. (nbcnews.com)
Sib Hashian, the former drummer of the rock band Boston, died while performing on a cruise ship on Wednesday night. Hashian’s, son Adam Hashian, told TMZ that the 67-year-old drummer collapsed while performing on the Legends of Rock Cruise. (upi.com)
Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters (204,000 square feet) of coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in the pristine waters of Raja Ampat in West Papua province earlier this month. (usnews.com)
Luxury travel brand Cunard has today announced leading film and TV floral designer Jenny Tobin will join its first-ever Festival of Flowers voyage this summer on Queen Victoria, giving guests the opportunity to explore some of the Atlantic Isles’ most awe-inspiring gardens and floral landscapes.
Holland America Line Introduces Rudi’s Sel de Mer French Brasserie Pop-Up Restaurant to Six Ships in the FleetMarch 23rd, 2017
Holland America Line is honoring its Master Chef and culinary consultant Rudi Sodamin, the creator of Sel de Mer aboard ms Koningsdam, by launching the French brasserie as a pop-up in the Pinnacle Grill and naming it Rudi’s Sel de Mer.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced its 2017 Summit at Sea –an exclusive, flagship event for cruise industry stakeholders, taking place from 9th – 12th May 2017 aboard Cunard Cruise Line’s majestic Queen Elizabeth, the company’s newest luxury liner, named for her Majesty the Queen.
Vicki Freed, senior vice president of sales, trade support and service for Royal Caribbean International, has been named chair of the CLIA Trade Relations CommitteeMarch 23rd, 2017
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is pleased to announce that Vicki Freed, senior vice president of sales, trade support and service for Royal Caribbean International, has been named chair of the CLIA Trade Relations Committee.
Oceania Cruises announced ten new Journeys to Cuba in 2018. Sailing roundtrip from PortMiami, itineraries range in length from 7 to 10 days; all include calls in Havana and the storied destinations of Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba.
Virgin Voyages makes ship happen at Fincantieri Genoa with first steel cutting. VV also announced the firms that comprise cruising’s first creative collectiveMarch 23rd, 2017
Celebrating a major milestone in Virgin Voyages’ ascent towards its 2020 debut, President and CEO Tom McAlpin was joined by Fincantieri team members and their hand-picked, world-class design collective to cut the first piece of steel for the construction of Virgin’s three mid-sized ships.
Holland America Line announces the renewal of its partnership with the Seattle Mariners through the 2018 season.
Ponant participated in the third edition of the Goût de / Good France event on March 21. The cruise line celebrated its French food and beverage program but holding a special dinner for its passengers. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The U.S. Coast Guard is hosting an eight-nation Arctic Coast Guard Forum Principals Meeting March 22-24 at the U.S. Coast Guard Base Boston in Boston. (cruiseindustrynews.com)