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H&H Touristik presents new group tours for 2016/17

| February 18, 2016
H&H Touristik presents new group tours for 2016/17

 The focus is on Namibia, South Africa, the UAE and exclusive cruises in cooperation with Celestyal Cruises

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UK travellers’ favourite cruise ships named in 2016 UK Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

| February 10, 2016
UK travellers’ favourite cruise ships named in 2016 UK Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

World’s largest cruise review site announces the highest ranked ships of the year, based on passenger feedback 

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Variety Cruises is the Best Boutique Cruise Line!

| January 12, 2016
Variety Cruises is the Best Boutique Cruise Line!

Athens based Variety Cruises is the winner of the Best Boutique Cruise Line, as announced by USA TODAY!

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Cruise Lines International Association Launches Inaugural 2016 Summit At Sea

| December 23, 2015
Cruise Lines International Association Launches Inaugural 2016 Summit At Sea

As part of ongoing enhancements to their Executive Partner Membership Program, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is offering the Summit At Sea, a unique new networking and educational opportunity.  The event, which will be hosted onboard MSC’s Preziosa, January 8-11, 2016, is exclusively offered to CLIA’s Executive Partner and Cruise Line Members.

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MedCruise shapes perspectives and initiatives at the Greek Cruise Union Conference

| December 9, 2015
MedCruise shapes perspectives and initiatives at the Greek Cruise Union Conference

The prospects of cruising in Greece were the theme of the conference organised by the Greek Cruise Union in the context of the 2nd Greek Tourism Expo 2015. MedCruise joined several stakeholders who actively participated in discussions aiming to achieve growth of cruise in Greece and beyond.

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A quarter of Brits have been on a cruise and four in ten would like to try one

| September 21, 2015
A quarter of Brits have been on a cruise and four in ten would like to try one

Ahead of National Cruise Week (19-27 September), new research* for ABTA reveals that a quarter (25%)* of people have been on a cruise holiday. A further four in ten (40%) have not been on a cruise but are interested in going. A third (30%) of people stated that they are not interested in cruising.

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CEOs of World’s Largest Cruise Companies to Discuss the State of the Industry at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015

| February 11, 2015

CNN’s Richard Quest to moderate the global-overview panel discussion

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Cruise Shipping Miami 2015 to Feature Comprehensive Conference Program Highlighting Trending Themes and Hot Topics

| January 29, 2015

 Panels showcase expertise of top cruise line and business executives

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TUI Group assumes ownership of cruise ship EUROPA 2

| January 9, 2015

-Investment of approximately 280 million euros -Acquisition of the world’s best cruise liner in the luxury segment -From 2015/16 onwards improved EBITA of 20 million euros per annum expected at Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten

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The Sky’s The Limit On Norwegian Escape

| December 18, 2014
The Sky’s The Limit On Norwegian Escape

Families can triple their fun with expanded three-story Ropes Course with Sky Rails; Largest Aqua Park at sea; Nickelodeon (TM) and more

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Celebrity Cruises Orders Two New Iconic Ships

| December 5, 2014

MIAMI, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Celebrity Cruises has taken a bold step in ship design with the signing of a letter of intent for a new class of vessels, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and French shipbuilder STX France announced today.

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Virgin Group Announces Plans to Make Waves in the Cruise Industry

| December 4, 2014

NEW YORK, December 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Virgin Group, the Branson family-owned branded investment group, today announced the formation of Virgin Cruises, its new cruise line business, as well as the appointment of a CEO and its lead investment partner, Bain Capital. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

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The Best Cruise Lines of 2014 Announced: Top UK Ports Win Awards

| November 18, 2014

— Cruise Critic releases annual UK Editors’ Picks Awards: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas named best new ship LONDON, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Announced today, Cruise Critic® (http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk), the world’s largest cruise reviews site and cruise community, has named its UK Editors’ Picks Awards for 2014. Highlighting the best cruise ships, cruise lines and […]

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Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific to Offer Travel Agent Training at Leading Annual Cruise Event

| September 10, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In an ongoing effort to impart the value and revenue potential of the global cruise market to the callow Asian travel agent community, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific will once again host a comprehensive travel agent training program, presented by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

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Second day of Hamburg Cruise Days 2014: Great Atmosphere, Lots of sun – and Record Attendance

| August 4, 2014
Second day of Hamburg Cruise Days 2014: Great Atmosphere, Lots of sun – and Record Attendance

HAMBURG, Germany, August 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The second day of this year’s Hamburg Cruise Days has once again closed with a record attendance: the event drew approximately 350,000 people to the port of Hamburg.

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Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2014 Conference to Feature Comprehensive Sessions

| June 23, 2014

NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — UBM, organizers of Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, slated for November 20-21, 2014, presents the 2014 conference program for the event’s fourth edition.

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Visitor Registration for Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2014 Opens Today

| June 9, 2014

NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Conference delegate and visitor registration for the 2014 Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference and exhibition is now open.

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MSC Cruises confirms ship order worth up to €2.1bn

| June 9, 2014
MSC Cruises confirms ship order worth up to €2.1bn

Deal with Fincantieri for construction of two ground-breaking new vessels, with option for one more

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Family and Cruise Operators can exploit Google’s Failings, Concludes WTM CEO Round Table

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Family and Cruise Operators can exploit Google’s Failings, Concludes WTM CEO Round Table

Niche operators in the cruise and family sectors can exploit the failings of not only mainstream agents but also Google, according to industry bosses at the latest World Travel Market CEO Round Table.

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Royal Caribbean Signs Contract For Third Quantum-Class Cruise Ship

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) announced today that it has signed a contract with the Meyer Werft shipyard to construct a third Quantum-class cruise ship for delivery in mid-2016. 

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3 Highly Anticipated Cruise Ships for 2013

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

  Surging demand in cruise bookings sees more competition from companies Luxury is the byword for new ship design and entertainment facilities

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MSC Cruises raises two million euros for UNICEF

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Successful ‘Get on Board for Children’ partnership boosts access to quality education in Brazil 

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Top Ships for a Fly and Cruise

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Everyone wants their holiday to be hassle free and the best way to make sure you don’t have to lift a finger is with fly and cruise packages. Not only does this ensure you can travel to more exotic destinations in less time,

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New Cruise Ships for 2013 and Beyond

| December 10, 2012

• Cruise holidays expected to remain popular throughout 2013 and beyond • Popular cruise lines such as P&O Cruises planning new ships for upcoming holidays • Thomas Cook Cruise ships offer luxurious accommodation and high quality services all year round With another New Year on the horizon, Brits are already beginning to plan their 2013 […]

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DISNEY CRUISE LINES RETURNS TO VANCOUVER

| May 5, 2012

Disney Cruise Lines has released its itineraries for the 2013 season and Vancouver is once again a home port. Starting May 27, the Disney Wonder will depart Vancouver 16 times throughout the year, travelling through the fjord at Tracy Arm and docking in the Alaskan ports of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Disney debuted its Alaskan cruises […]

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Costa Concordia and Cruise Ship Holidays

| March 25, 2012

Following the Costa Concordia disaster, new safety procedures have been introduced to cruise ships. But what does this mean for the cruise industry? On the 13th January the Italian cruise ship, Costa Concordia, partially sank after hitting a reef off the Tuscan coast. More than 4,200 people had to be evacuated and since then, the […]

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MSC CRUISES WELCOMES MSC PREZIOSA TO THE FLEET AND COMPLETES ITS FABULOUS FANTASIA CLASS SERIES

| March 13, 2012

MSC Preziosa to offer perfect mix of technology, elegance and exclusivity  MSC Cruises continues its rapid expansion with the announcement that the company has finalized negotiations with STX France and signed a contract to take over a 140,000 ton cruise ship following the termination of the agreement with the original owner. The new ship is named MSC Preziosa and will become […]

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MSC CRUISES OPENS UP NEW DESTINATIONS IN GUADELOUPE AND MARTINIQUE

| February 20, 2012

MSC Cruisesis delighted to announce the introduction of the French Antilles as a new destination for the 2012-2013 winter season. Complemented by an extensive array of fascinating shore excursions, this is an unmissable opportunity for guests to experience this idyllic region at first hand. The inaugural voyage begins on 30 November 2012 when MSC Liricadeparts […]

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Windstar Cruises Introduces Three New Itineraries in the Baltic

| January 26, 2012

Capitals of Scandinavia, Best of the Baltic, and Treasures of Northern Europe SEATTLE, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Windstar Cruises, which operates a fleet of three luxury sailing yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, introduces three new Baltic itineraries this summer on the 312-guest Wind Surf at exceptional values. From the glittering styles and […]

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Nobu to Host Ultimate Luxury “Foodie” Cruise Aboard Crystal

| January 24, 2012
Nobu to Host Ultimate Luxury “Foodie” Cruise Aboard Crystal

 Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa is coming aboard Crystal Serenity this May to serve as in-person Executive Chef in Silk Road and the Sushi Bar, his specialty restaurants with ultra-luxe partner Crystal Cruises.  The world-famous Japanese chef plans to give cooking instructions, personally prepare dishes, take pictures with guests, and sign autographs during a 12-day western European/Mediterranean voyage […]

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Holland America Line to Sail 27 Cruises to Canada and New England in 2012

| January 12, 2012

ms Veendam repositions to the growing cruising region, increasing the line’s capacity by 17 percent SEATTLE, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Canada and New England itineraries are known for their historic seaports, stunning scenery and culinary delights, and in 2012 Holland America Line will offer 27 cruises on three ships — ms Maasdam, ms Eurodam and ms Veendam — to ports along the […]

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Americans Flocking to European Cruises

| January 10, 2012
Americans Flocking to European Cruises

Caribbean Still Overall Cruising King; Breakdown of Specific Itineraries Gives Nod to Alaska  PLYMOUTH, Minn., Jan. 9, 2012  — Today, Travel Leaders unveiled specific cruising trends based on data from its authoritative annual Travel Trends Survey.  It’s clear from the survey data that Americans are confidently booking cruise vacations to Europe thanks in part to the declining value of the […]

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New Yoga and Pilates Reformer Classes Stretch Crystal Cruises’ 2012 Wellness Options

| January 5, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — New Year’s resolution to get in shape?  Crystal Cruises is combining fitness with world exploration on more than a dozen 2012 international cruises offering expanded Pilates and yoga programs, including Pilates Reformer, starting in January.  Dedicated instructors from such high-profile institutions as Equinox gym, LA’s Jonathan Club, and NY’s Yale Club will […]

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Dubai to receive largest cruise ships in the world

| December 22, 2011

 The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) organized a grand welcome ceremony at the Dubai Cruise Terminal to mark the maiden calls of Costa Favalosa and Aida Blu cruise ships to Dubai. The newly-inducted cruise ships will be offering weekly regional itinerary with Dubai as the home port, it was announced at the ceremony […]

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Cruise industry increases its efforts to protect the environment

| December 22, 2011

Integrated approach all the way from ship construction to operation and the involvement of passengers – ITB World Travel Trends Report presents the latest trends and developments – Distinguished Cruise Executive Panel at ITB Berlin Convention 2012 Berlin, 22 December 2011 – With the dynamic expansion of the worldwide cruise industry attention is focusing increasingly […]

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A cruise boom in St. Petersburg

| November 1, 2011

The new seaport of St. Petersburg “Morskoy Fasad” which was opened only in 2011, has received 417 thousand tourists and 220 cruise liners during summer (+15% in comparison with 2010). About 363 thousand cruise passengers visited St. Petersburg in 2010. The navigation in St. Petersburg lasts from the 5th of May till the 12th of […]

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MSC LIRICA ARRIVES ‘HOME’ TO ABU DHABI

| October 30, 2011

UAE capital reaches cruise tourism milestone as luxury vessel home ports for 2011/2012 season October 30, 2011 – Abu Dhabi has reached a new milestone in its cruise tourism development with the arrival at Mina Zayed’s new temporary cruise terminal of the luxury MSC Lirica cruise ship – the first to home port in the […]

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MSC DIVINA TO CRUISE IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

| June 28, 2011

MSC Cruises has announced that MSC Divina, its state-of-the-art flagship due for completion early summer 2012, will be cruising in the Eastern Mediterranean. From 2nd June to 27th October 2012 she will embark on a series of 7-night cruises, departing from Venice and visiting Bari, Katakolon, Izmir, Istanbul and Dubrovnik before returning to Venice. Prices […]

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Cruise Critic Announces the Best Ships Based on Reviews and Ratings from Thousands of Cruisers

| June 9, 2011

LONDON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Big certainly appears to be better when it comes to cruise travel with the news that Oasis of the Seas, a 5,400-passenger mega-ship, which is less than two years old, has swept the boards in the first of an international awards scheme, based purely on passenger ratings. Cruise news and […]

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JUNE IS BRINGING SOUTHAMPTON DEALS!

| June 3, 2011

MSC Cruises is offering an amazing discount on two forthcoming cruises on board MSC Opera. Departing 12th and 20th June 2011 from Southampton and visiting stunning ports of call  Amsterdam, Oslo, Stavanger, Flaam and Bergen before returning to Southampton, inside cabin prices start from just £549pp, saving £450. The price of an outside cabin starts […]

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