New venue and initiatives poised to lead to record business deals
-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
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.
— 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 […]
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).
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.
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.
NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Conference delegate and visitor registration for the 2014 Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference and exhibition is now open.
Deal with Fincantieri for construction of two ground-breaking new vessels, with option for one more
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.
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.
• 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
13 Days / 10 Nights from £4,045 per person Save £250 per person Get to know the fascinating Falkland Islands on this one-off November departure aboard the Sea Spirit, a first class ship that carries to a maximum of 112 guests and features 55 cabins all with exterior views. Located 300 miles from the coast […]
PORTSMOUTH, England, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Cruise Amour, the online travel agency, has announced the launch of its new Find Me a Cruise tool. Although the Cruise Amour website is already the fastest UK cruise agency site and one of the easiest to navigate, managing director Tim Hurrell was keen to introduce the tool: […]
Nine New Itineraries and the Lowest Introductory Pricing in Years SEATTLE, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, unveils its new 2012 collection of luxury sailing voyages in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Baltic, Italy, Mediterranean, Greek Isles and Transatlantic […]
LONDON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — With the Debut of the Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Lines Takes Possession of its 100th Vessel, and Celebrates with a Great Cruise Experience for Travellers of all Ages, say CruiseLineFans. The Carnival Magic hit the waters this week for the first time on the first of May with a […]
MIAMI, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) today announced better than expected first quarter results and updated guidance for the remainder of 2011. Key Highlights For the First Quarter 2011: Net income was $91.6 million, or $0.42 per share versus, $87.4 million, or $0.40 per share in 2010. Included in the 2010 results was a one-time gain […]
Cruise line details company-wide commitment to its travel partners Norwegian Cruise Line (“Norwegian”) announced “Partners First,” the company’s corporate philosophy of putting its travel partners first at Cruise3Sixty, the official travel agency conference of the cruise line industry. Andy Stuart, Norwegian’s executive vice president of global sales and passenger services, detailed how the company is […]
- “The best for less“: upgrades for early bookings until June 14, 2011 – Four Freestyle Cruising ships sailing in European waters: largest European deployment in company history – Eight Freestyle Cruising ships in the Caribbean – New ships in Alaska and the Panama Canal Wiesbaden, April 2011: Norwegian Cruise Line ´s preview brochure for […]
- Thousands of Cruise Line Passengers Globally will be able to Watch the Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on 29th April
MIAMI, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — OceansTV, a leading provider of in-cabin TV entertainment to cruise line companies, has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with BBC World News for the licensing of the channel’s Royal Wedding coverage. The agreement will allow thousands of passengers on numerous cruise ships around the world to watch the wedding […]