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Passenger ship on fire; scores trapped onboard while 140 rescued

Officials said on Friday that scores of passengers were trapped inside a passenger ship after it caught fire off East Java province of Indonesia.   Passenger ship KM Santika Nusantara caught fire when it was passing through the waters off …

Cruise ship tourism is likely to grow in Juneau

In 2020, cruise ship tourism is expected to grow again.   A 4- to 5- percent rise in 2019’s 1.3 million tourists is anticipated, said Kirby Day, Juneau’s Tourism Best Management Practices coordinator and operations manager for Holland America Group …

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines brings taste of Suffolk to the high seas with introduction of new products local to company headquarters

Guests aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of smaller, friendlier ships are to enjoy a ‘taste of Suffolk’ while on their holidays, as the company introduces a number of products produced locally to its headquarters.   Stokes Sauces, based in …

AIDA Cruises and battery supplier Corvus Energy announcecooperation and ring in electrification of the cruise industry

AIDA Cruises, as part of the Costa Group, Europe’s leading cruise company, startscooperation with the world’s leading marine battery supplier Corvus Energy fromNorway. On Tuesday, 20 August 2019, a corresponding agreement was signed. The aimof the cooperation is the installation …

European Waterways Announces New Themed Cruises in 2020 to Meet Growing Demand for Experiential Travel

Responding to the ever increasing demand for experiential travel, European Waterways announced that it is now offering a wider range of new themed cruise departures for 2020 that can be booked on a per-cabin basis. Cruises eligible for cabin bookings …

  • Viking Ocean Cruises celebrates float out of fourth ship

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Viking Ocean Cruises announced its fourth ship – the 930-passenger Viking Sun – was “floated out,” marking the major construction milestone, and the first time that the new ship touches water. The traditional ceremony took place on December 15 at …

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  • World’s largest cruise ship docks in Puerto Rico, tourism receives huge boost

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    The Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, docked in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, who leaves office next month, led the reception committee at Pier 3 in San Juan Harbor, hailing the arrival of …

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  • Anglesey to welcome record number of cruise ships this year

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Holyhead that is located in the region of Anglesey is likely to welcome a record number of cruise ships this year and this includes the most luxurious cruise liner that has ever been built.   The schedule of the year …

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  • Silversea Cruises completed renovation before its 116-day epic voyage

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has completed a major renovation of Silver Whisper, just in time for the intimate all-suite ship to host World Cruise 2017, an exclusive 116-day epic voyage from San Francisco to Monte Carlo that departs on January 6. …

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  • Biggest cruise season expected in 2017 summer

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    The biggest cruise season is going to be this year’s summer season as declared by a spokesperson of the cruise industry.   Adam Armstrong who is the regional manager of Royal Caribbean Cruises said that about 1 million Australians and …

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  • Cairns to become cruise ship city in 2017

    Published on : Saturday, December 31, 2016

    The increasing popularity of cruises is set to usher in a great deal of cash to the economy of Cairns and seven cruise ships are preparing to make maiden voyages to the Far north.   Next year, a total of …

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  • Royal Caribbean named eleven “Loyal to Royal”

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Royal Caribbean International named eleven travel agent partners as the cruise line’s 2012 Loyal to Royal Travel Partners of Year for the United States and Canada. Leading the pack were CruCon Cruise Outlet, who was awarded the first ever Chairman’s …

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  • Princes Cruise launched a blog -“Linked by the sea”!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Princess Cruises’ new blog, “Linked by the Sea” has chronicled its first five touching stories of people who made new connections on a cruise. Told by both passengers and crew members, the tales include meeting a perfect match, friends finding …

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  • Safety and security a major concern for cruise travelers, says cruise expert

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    The international cruise industry must proactively face up to its challenges and respond openly to criticism, according to a leading expert in the sector and one of the critical area is safety and security. Following the Costa Concordia accident at …

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  • Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau welcomes luxury carrier ‘Mv Queen Mary 2’

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, welcomed the vessel “Mv Queen Mary 2”, at a brief ceremony held in the Colombo harbour. This luxury carrier, owned by the UK based company, had more than 2300 tourists on board, consisted of the …

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  • Norwegian Cruise Line reported their fourth quarter report for 2012!

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    Norwegian Cruise Line, “Norwegian” reported results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. “We are very pleased to begin our journey as a public company by posting strong results for 2012,” said Kevin Sheehan, President and Chief Executive …

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  • Royal Caribbean announced summer itineraries for 2014!

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    Royal Caribbean International announced new summer 2014 cruise vacations, sailing from the New York metropolitan area, Baltimore, and Port Canaveral and Port Everglades in Florida. Known for the most exciting itineraries to compelling destinations and friendly and engaging Gold Anchor …

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  • Kent Country Council As Part of Safer Internet Day

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    As part of Safer Internet Day on 5 Feb, Rebecca Avery, E-Safety Officer at Kent County Council will be using the whole week to raise awareness with schools and early years providers of staying safe online. Safer Internet Day (SID) …

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  • Legend of the Seas to sail Asia, Europe and Caribbean Itineraries in 2013!

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Royal Caribbean International’s Legend of the Seas emerged from a month-long $50 million drydock in Singapore and will show off a new array of features and amenities for its remaining Asia season before returning to Europe. The Vision-class Legend of …

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  • Cruise ships bring opportunities to Mossel Bay

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    A visit by the Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines ship MS Black Watch brought welcome business to Mossel Bay when she docked in the Southern Cape town earlier this week. “Cruise ships are important to our tourism economy for two reasons,” said …

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  • Mossel Bay tourism’s Responsible Travel Week 2013

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Mossel Bay Tourism will once again support Planeta.com’s international Responsible Travel Week when the annual ‘unconference’ gets under way on Monday. “An unconference is a meeting driven by the people who take part,” said Planeta.com’s founder and editor, Ron Mader. …

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  • Tauck Cruises announced luxury voyage to Hong Kong and Singapore!

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Tauck has announced a new 16-day land and sea exploration of Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore centered on an 11-day cruise aboard the new luxury small ship, Le Soléal.  Scheduled to launch this summer in Italy, the 466-foot ship has …

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  • Carnival cruise Lines Reports Record Reservations; Seta All- Time High For Number Of Guests Booked In A Single Week

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Carnival Cruise Lines set a one-week reservations record, taking gross bookings for 187,283 guests between Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2013. Bookings were at unprecedented levels across the lineas 24-ship fleet, which operates three- to 18-day voyages from a wide range of …

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  • CLIA Launches Cruise Industry TV on YouTube

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today launched a YouTube channel, Cruise Industry TV at youtube.com/cruiseindustrytv to provide visually compelling content on the value of cruising and industry operational practices. “Cruise Industry TV highlights the diverse experiences and destinations the cruise …

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  • Cruise Industry Launches ‘Cruise Forward’

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced the launch of ‘Cruise Forward,’ a new industry-wide communications initiative that will promote awareness of cruising’s wide-ranging contributions and engage stakeholders across the global cruise industry. The global cruise industry offers more than …

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