Posts Tagged ‘San Diego’

San Diego Expecting Larger Cruise Season

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The Port of San Diego is preparing to welcome 83 cruise calls during the 2017-2018 cruise season, the port announced, with a wide variety of itineraries visiting this inspiring destination. This season Holland America Line remains a strong presence on San Diego Bay along with continued growth from Disney Cruise Line. (

At ASTA, Carnival Corp. CEO Talks Commissions, Cuba and Hurricane Harvey

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Arnold Donald, the CEO of Carnival Corporation, was on hand at the ASTA Global Convention in San Diego on Monday where he provided candid answers during an on-stage interview conducted by journalist Peter Greenberg, who also serves as the travel news reporter for CBS. (

Carnival Corporation Wins Partner of the Year Award for Commitment to Travel Professionals

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc was honored by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) with the 2017 ASTA Supplier Partner of the Year Award for its commitment and dedication to travel agents and lasting contributions to the global travel professional industry. (more…)

Is San Diego cruise business making a comeback?

Friday, August 11th, 2017

San Diego, which continues to rebuild its once robust cruise business, has been named one of the top ports in the U.S. and Canada. (

Carnival Cruise Line Thanks The Troops With The World’s First Social Media Powered Barbecue

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line joined forces with Operation Homefront today, July 5, 2017, to extend the July 4th holiday and thank men and women in uniform by hosting the world’s first “social media powered barbecue” for military troops at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

San Diego Welcomes Michael Zucchet as New Port Commissioner

Friday, June 16th, 2017

The Port of San Diego welcomed Michael Zucchet as the newest commissioner representing the City of San Diego, according to a statement. Commissioner Zucchet took the oath of office on June 15, 2017. (

Port of San Diego’s New Brand

Friday, May 5th, 2017

San DiegoThe Port of San Diego is launching a new brand as part of a comprehensive marketing strategy designed to unify and clarify its diverse functions, and attract more people and businesses to the waterfront. (

Maximizing Passenger Numbers & Experience Central To AAPA’s 2017 Cruise Seminar in San Diego

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Maximizing the number of cruise guests and ensuring they have a favorable cruise experience are among the key topics to be addressed at the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2017 Cruise Seminar in San Diego, Feb. 14-15. (more…)

Port of San Diego Contributes $8.3 Billion to Regional Economy

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

San DiegoThe Port of San Diego is a vital economic engine driving $8.3 billion in total economic output and supporting 68,300 jobs in 2015, including multiplier effects, according to an economic impact analysis by Economic & Planning Systems Inc. (

San Diego: Westerdam’s arrival marks start of larger cruise season

Monday, October 24th, 2016

The downtown San Diego skyline got a temporary addition Saturday morning as the 10-deck Westerdam arrived at the B Street Pier. (

AAPA Announces 2017 Calendar of Seminars & Conferences

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

AAPA has 10 maritime industry conference programs set for 2017, including the biennial Cruise Seminar, to be held in San Diego, CA, Feb. 14-15.

Port of San Diego Kicks off Cruise Season with the Disney Wonder

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

The Port of San Diego’s 2016-2017 cruise season kicks off on Friday, August 26 with the arrival of the Disney Wonder. The vessel will berth at the Port’s B Street Cruise Ship Terminal, where guests will board for a 14-night repositioning cruise. (

San Diego to Install Solar Panels on B Street Terminal

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The Port of San Diego is installing solar panels on the roof of its primary cruise ship terminal, which is expected to offset approximately 70 percent of the building’s energy consumption. (

San Diego cruise industry on the rebound

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

With cruise lines and passengers growing more comfortable with sailings in and out of Mexico, the Port of San Diego is expecting a 50 percent increase in cruise calls during the 2016-17 season. (

San Diego Names 2016 Board of Port Commissioners

Monday, January 18th, 2016

The Port of San Diego swore in its 2016 Board of Port Commissioners Executive Officers at a State of the Port event last week at the USS Midway Museum. (

San Diego: New Viewing Platform Set To Open On North Embarcadero

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

The Port of San Diego has announced that visitors to the North Embarcadero of the San Diego Bay waterfront will have a new spot to take that perfect sunset photo and enjoy the views of the harbor next spring (2016). (

Are more cruise ships in San Diego’s future?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

San DiegoNearly five years after the Port of San Diego debuted a gleaming new terminal to welcome the slew of ocean liners it anticipated would dock here, the local cruise industry remains stuck in the doldrums, still awaiting a promised rebound. (

Port of San Diego: Start of 2015-2016 Cruise Season

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

The Port of San Diego’s cruise season kicks off on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 with the arrival of Celebrity Cruises’ Infinity. (

Port of San Diego Celebrates Maritime Month, Hosts Events to Honor ‘Hands of the Harbor’

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The Port of San Diego will honor the role and impact of San Diego’s maritime industry during May, Maritime Month, by holding free events – including bus tours, boat tours and a movie night – that recognize and thank the men and women of San Diego Bay’s working waterfront. (more…)

San Diego Opens New Information Center on Waterfront

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

San Diego is opening a new information center on the waterfront on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The new center, named “San Diego Visitor Information Center,” will be operated by Old Town Trolley Tours. (

100 Sickened by Norovirus During Cruise Ending in San Diego

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Federal health officials say 95 passengers and five crewmembers aboard the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship have been sickened by the gastrointestinal illness norovirus and a second ship with sick passengers will also be inspected when it docks in San Diego Tuesday. (

San Diego: Local Flagship Cruises is part of Port’s Green Business Network

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Flagship Cruises & Events of San Diego has announced that after investing $2.1 million in the development of a new facility on Port tidelands, which includes a shore power system, its 11 vessels plug into on-shore electricity while docked, eliminating the need to run diesel engines. (

San Diego: New Report Demonstrates Economic Impact

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Although cruise calls declined from a high in 2008 of 255 to 2013, when 77 ships stopped in San Diego, the forecast is for more ships to be calling in the next few years (as the Mexican Riviera market rebounds). (

San Diego: Adding Back Some Business

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Business is creeping up at San Diego, with new homeporting operations from both Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line in 2015. (

San Diego Makes Significant Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The Port of San Diego has announced significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants produced by maritime operations in San Diego Bay, achieved in part through the efforts of its Green Port program. (

San Diego Reports Progress on Climate Action Plan

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

The Port of San Diego and its tenants have taken significant steps to become better environmental stewards through sustainable business practices. (

Port of San Diego Kicks off 2014-2015 Season

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The Port of San Diego announced that Disney Cruise Line will kick off the 2014-2015 cruise season on Friday, September 12, 2014, with the arrival of the year’s first ship, the Disney Wonder, at Broadway Pier. (

San Diego. Port Names John Bolduc as Acting CEO

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The Port of San Diego is pleased to announce the appointment of John A. Bolduc as Acting Chief Executive Officer.

San Diego: Disney and Broadway Pier Enhancements

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Ten cruise lines make calls in San Diego including Disney – the newest addition – Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, Holland America, Norwegian, Regent Seven Seas, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Silversea. (

San Diego Welcomes Return of Norwegian Jewel

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

The Port of San Diego will welcome the Norwegian Jewel for its inaugural call on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (

2014 Whale Watching Season Begins in San Diego

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Whale watching season in San Diego traditionally occurs from December through April when California gray whales journey from the chilly Alaskan seas to the warm water lagoons of Baja California. (

Port of San Diego Adopts Climate Action Plan

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners has adopted a Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on District tidelands. (