Cruise Industry News Launches New Digital Magazine Platform

September 18th, 2017

The Cruise Industry News Quarterly Magazine has been expanded to work on all mobile and desktop devices, with a new web-based app offered by Cruise Industry News.

AECO and IAATO Set for Joint Conference

September 18th, 2017

More than 90 representatives from the Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruise industry will gather in Iceland for the second AECO/IAATO Polar Field Staff Conference, October 1-4, according to a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Hurricane Jose Prompts Cruise Ships Itinerary Changes

September 18th, 2017

Hurricane Jose has become the latest hurricane in recent weeks to prompt cruise lines to change itineraries. The Category 1 Hurricane, which is currently off the coast of South Carolina, has led to Princess Cruises altering its transatlantic crossing to a more southerly route, skipping Boston and Newport. (cruisecritic.com)

Unalaska: Cruise Ship Cancellation Costs Local Businesses $100,000

September 17th, 2017

Although Unalaska is known as America’s top fishing port, tourism, in particular the cruise ship industry, is a growing source of revenue especially for small businesses and non-profits. (kucb.org)

Crystal Cruises’ president and CEO Edie Rodriguez resigns

September 17th, 2017

Edie Rodriguez, who has led Crystal Cruises in its expansion since October 2013, resigned Friday. Rodriguez said her sudden departure from the luxury cruise line, which has offices in Miami, was “very amicable.”

Donald Leads Carnival Group in St. Maarten Visit

September 16th, 2017

Executives from Carnival Corporation, led by President and CEO Arnold Donald, visited St. Maarten on Friday following Hurricane Irma. Donald met with the Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher, and members of Port St. Maarten Board and Management on Friday afternoon regarding the status of the country’s port facilities and the destination, according to a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Leaders of Cruise Lines International Association Meet With Mayor of Dubrovnik to Discuss State of the Tourism Industry

September 16th, 2017

MSC Magnifica at DubrovnikThe Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, and his associates met with the management team of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) along with high-level representatives of the world’s leading cruise lines on Thursday in Hamburg, to discuss the current state of the tourism industry within Dubrovnik.

Sail straight to see the sights: Portsmouth International Port launches unique boat service for cruise passengers

September 16th, 2017

Cruise passengers arriving at Portsmouth International Port will soon be sailing straight to the heart of the Great Waterfront City, thanks to a unique free offering for port of call visitors.

UK: A £50m cruise terminal for Hull is now a step closer to reality

September 16th, 2017

An ambitious £50m funding bid is being drawn up aimed at turning plans for a new cruise ship terminal in Hull into reality. City council officials say securing government backing for project is the only way it will happen. (hulldailymail.co.uk)

New Cruise Manager for Port of Cromarty Firth

September 16th, 2017

The Port of Cromarty Firth announced on Friday the appointment their new Cruise Manager, Allison McGuire, as the port marks another record-breaking year of cruise calls. McGuire, who has recently moved to Inverness, brings with her two decades of experience in the cruise industry, having worked for Saga Cruises in the UK and Oceania Cruises in Florida. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Wolber Named President and CEO at Crystal, Takes Over from Rodriguez

September 16th, 2017

Genting Hong Kong today announced the appointment of Tom Wolber as the President and CEO of Crystal Cruises effective September 15. Wolber takes over from Edie Rodriguez, who was at the helm for the last four years, according to a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

(Update) Hurricane Irma Prompts Cruise Itinerary Changes and Cancellations

September 16th, 2017

All cruise ships sailing out of South Florida — plus one sailing out of Galveston — have been forced to change itineraries or cancel cruises completely, due to Irma, a hurricane that has devastated islands such as St. Maarten, Barbuda, St. Thomas and Tortola. Irma was a Category 5 when it touched down on the islands. (cruisecritic.com)

Cruise Lines Assist With Hurricane Irma Evacuations and Supply Deliveries

September 15th, 2017

Nearly one week after Hurricane Irma left its devastating mark on parts of the Caribbean and Florida, a handful of cruise lines continue to utilize their ships for relief efforts in some of the most damaged ports. (cruisecritic.com)

UK. Yorkshire Cruise Show Returns to Ilkley

September 15th, 2017

Following last year’s success, the Yorkshire Cruise Show is returning to Ilkley on 26 September 2017. The eagerly anticipated 2017 Yorkshire Cruise Show will take place at Ilkley’s beautiful Winter Garden, conveniently located opposite the train station.

Get To The Top: How This Cruise Industry Exec Is Smashing Barriers

September 15th, 2017

It is 104 degrees and the sun is baking the tarmac at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport. But you’d never know it inside the cool and serene Crystal Skye, the world’s largest privately owned tour jet. (forbes.com)

Aqua Expeditions Adds Two New Departures on the Aria Amazon This Winter

September 15th, 2017

Aria AmazonAqua Expeditions has added two new departures on the Aria Amazon in Peru for the upcoming winter season due to popular demand. Aqua Expeditions will now be offering departure dates on November 27 and December 1, 2017.

Dream Cruises To Set A New World Record For World Dream

September 15th, 2017

Dream Cruises is making a big splash in the market ahead of the much-awaited arrival of World Dream with a grand kick-off celebration showcasing all the new fun experiences that await guests, and getting everyone to take part in breaking a world record.

Carnival Corporation, Miami HEAT Charitable Fund and Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation Pledge up to $10 Million for Hurricane Irma Relief

September 15th, 2017

The Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation will make an immediate donation of $2.5 million to Direct Relief, UNICEF and the United Way of Miami-Dade County to support the most timely and urgent relief needs in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Cruise the Saint Lawrence Pushing Intervention Strategy for Whale Protection

September 14th, 2017

The Gulf of St. LawrenceCruise the Saint Lawrence is advocating an intervention strategy for 2018 when it comes to recent measures that are forcing ships to reduce sailing speed in the Saint Lawrence in an effort to protect whales. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Saga Holidays Late Offers: Tributaries of the Rhine – 8 nights from £949pp departing 12th October 2017 – saving of up to £500pp

September 14th, 2017

See some of the best-preserved towns in Germany and enjoy breath-taking scenery as your cruise along the Main, Moselle and Saar.

Irma fallout: St. Thomas, St. Martin could be off cruise schedules for weeks, maybe months

September 14th, 2017

The cruise industry dodged a bullet Sunday when Hurricane Irma came ashore along the west coast of Florida. A trajectory just 100 miles to the east could have put the storm in line to devastate the world’s three biggest cruise hubs — PortMiami, Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades and Port Canaveral. (usatoday.com)

(Update) After Hurricane Irma: Which Caribbean Cruise Ports Are Open?

September 14th, 2017

While a handful of Caribbean cruise ports are re-emerging from Hurricane Irma to welcome cruise ships this week, many others are still assessing the damage to their islands. Some harder-hit islands like the Virgin Islands are focusing solely on resident relief efforts at this time. (cruisecritic.com)

MSC Plans to Boost Brazil-Based Capacity

September 14th, 2017

MSC Cruises is planning a significant capacity change for the 2018-2019 season in Brazil, including the new MSC Seaview, which will homeport in Santos. The 154,000-ton ship will replace the smaller Preziosa and will also interport in Salvador. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Two Adventures Just for Women Showcase Darwin’s Galapagos Through Eyes of Female Naturalists

September 14th, 2017

The hybrid solar-powered vessel EricA leading travel company that specializes in women-only expeditions has teamed up with female Ecuadorian, naturalist-trained guides for two itineraries that explore on land or from the sea the Galapagos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Saga Sapphire’s Canary Islands cruise to put a spring into the step of guests who love to be active

September 13th, 2017

Saga Sapphire’s Canary Islands in Spring cruise is set to put a spring into the step of guests who love to be active. Well-being is the focus with on-board yoga and Pilates sessions as well as the chance to fine-tune eating habits and diet with advice from a nutritionist.

The APL Name Returns To The Cargo-Passenger Trades – Four Ships To Start With, More Likely To Follow

September 13th, 2017

The Cruise People booked their first APL passenger this morning, from Australia to Singapore on the APL Gwangyang, and are starting on their second, a possible 119-day round voyage booking on the APL Danube, serving the Columbus Jax route between Los Angeles and the US East Coast, both ways via the Suez Canal.

MedCruise ports become the centre of attention @ Seatrade Cruise Europe 2017

September 13th, 2017

MedCruise was dynamically present at the 2017 edition of Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention, held 6-8 September 2017, in Hamburg, Germany. The Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports was present at the event with its own stand, actively promoting cruise activities in the Med and beyond.

CroisiEurope River Cruises Names New GM for U.S. and Canada

September 13th, 2017

Cyrano de Bergerac  - CroisiEurope (Photo credit: Rolf Heinrich, Köln)John McGlade has been named General Manager, USA & Canada for CroisiEurope River Cruises. His responsibilities will include concentrating on CroisiEurope’s continued growth and expansion in North America by managing the company’s U.S. call center, national sales team and public relations agency. (travelagentcentral.com)

How Cruises Have Handled All These Hurricanes

September 13th, 2017

Harvey. Irma. José. Katia. The onslaught of hurricanes seems unending. And yet, despite being at the mercy of these late-summer storms, the cruise industry has been handling itself with something approaching aplomb. (cntraveler.com)

iExpedition debuts a specialised booking system for Polar cruises

September 13th, 2017

For travellers seeking an experience that is more than a typical ‘bucket list’ experience, iExpedition.com brings together​ ​Australia’s​ ​largest​ ​selection​ ​of​ ​Polar​ ​cruises.

Construction of LNG-powered cruise ship Costa Smeralda begins at Meyer Turku shipyard

September 13th, 2017

Artist impression of the new dual-fuel LNG ship Costa Smeralda (Courtesy of Costa Cruises)The steel cutting ceremony for the first of two Costa Cruises ships to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) was held today 13.9.2017 at Meyer Turku shipyard, Finland. The ship will sail to the seas in October 2019 with a sister ship following in 2021.

Prince Rupert Port President & CEO Announces Retirement After Visionary 25-Year Tenure

September 13th, 2017

Prince Rupert Port Authority President and CEO Don Krusel has announced his retirement from the Port after leading the organization for 25 years.