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Royal Caribbean prepares for Harmony of the Seas launch in April

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Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, is set to launch in April 2016. The third in the Oasis class of ships – currently the largest cruise ships in the world – will continue the award-winning cruise line’s innovation and imagination to offer a unique experience for holidaymakers. → Read More

Her Majesty The Queen to officially launch P&O Cruises’ Britannia

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P&O Cruises has announced Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will official launch the new P&O Cruises vessel Britannia. The naming ceremony will take place at Ocean Terminal, Southampton on Tuesday March 10th. → Read More

New sales leadership for MSC Cruises in the UK

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MSC Cruises has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Chiara Brooker to the newly created role of sales manager (trade operations). Brooker will oversee all aspects of agent liaison, including trade incentives and events, sales campaigns, fam trips and ship visits, as well as taking responsibility for the new B2B booking system MSC Book. She begins at the cruise line on March 2nd. → Read More

MSC Cruises reinforces support for Dubai with 2016 sailings

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Holidaymakers will have even more opportunity to soak up some sunshine next winter following MSC Cruises’ decision to add more sailings to its Arabian programme. MSC Musica will offer 16 eight-day/seven-night cruises from Dubai for winter 2015/2016 – four more sailings than were operated this winter aboard sister ship MSC Orchestra. → Read More

Britannia officially handed over to P&O Cruises

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P&O Cruises has officially taken delivery of Britannia – the largest cruise ship ever designed specifically for the British holiday market. The handover ceremony took place in Trieste, Italy, and was attended by Carnival UK executive chairman, David Dingle, senior executives from P&O Cruises, as well as senior teams from the shipyard Fincantieri, where Britannia was built. → Read More

New accommodation chief for Royal Caribbean

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Mark Tamis has been named senior vice president, hotel operations for Royal Caribbean International. Tamis will further the global cruise line’s commitment to deliver outstanding vacations to almost four million guests per year. → Read More

New communications chief for MSC Cruises

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MSC Cruises, the world’s fourth largest cruise line and market leader in the Mediterranean, has further strengthened its Geneva-based global management team with the appointment of Luca Biondolillo to the newly created role of chief communications officer. Biondolillo, 48, will join the business on March 2nd and report to chief executive Gianni Onorato. → Read More

Belmond Afloat launches luxury wine academy in France

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Luxury travel operator Belmond is launching a Wine Academy, exclusive for guests travelling aboard its Belmond Afloat in France fleet of luxury barges in Burgundy. The Wine Academy can be added to a bespoke itinerary and the activities are led by a local expert who can tailor the Academy’s ‘education des vins’ activities accordingly, from introductory level to those who are budding wine collectors. → Read More

Carnival opens Amber Cove port in Dominican Republic

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Carnival Corporation today announced it will begin welcoming guests at its newly developed Amber Cove port in the Dominican Republic beginning October 2015. Six of Carnival Corporation’s nine brands will call on Amber Cove along the country’s Amber Coast – a partial filming location for the original Jurassic Park movie – to give cruise passengers another exotic location to explore as part of their vacation experience. → Read More

DFDS Seaways launches Priority Boarding and Sea View Lounge Access

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Passengers travelling with award winning ferry operator, DFDS Seaways, can now upgrade bookings to include access to the Sea View Lounge and priority boarding for cars on its Dover-Dunkirk service. The newly rebranded Sea View Lounge provides the perfect setting for a relaxed crossing and includes a selection of complimentary hot and cold drinks. → Read More

Blue Note Records sets sail with Cunard

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Cunard and venerable jazz label Blue Note Records have announced an exciting entertainment partnership, which will debut on Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, on October 29th, 2015. Guests onboard will embark on a very special transatlantic crossing, featuring intimate jazz performances by the Blue Note 75th Anniversary All Star Band, Our Point of View, formed for the label’s milestone anniversary in 2014. → Read More

PortMiami to welcome Carnival Vista from late 2016

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PortMiami will be the year-round homeport for Carnival Cruise Line’s largest ship to date, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista, when it launches six- to eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning in December 2016. Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Vista will take cruising to new heights, introducing ground-breaking features such as SkyRide, a suspended open-air cycling experience; the world’s first IMAX Theatre on a ship; Kaleid-O-Slide, the line’s first water tube slide; and RedFrog Pub, including the line’s first onboard brewery. → Read More

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