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Royal Caribbean seeks to wow crowds in Southampton with Quantum of the Seas launch

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Royal Caribbean International has welcomed the arrival of Quantum of the Seas in Southampton, the first-ever smartship and most technologically advanced cruise ship in the world. Quantum takes the guest experience to a whole new level with never seen before technology offering super-speedy bandwidth to keep guests connected wherever the ship is sailing. → Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line defends World Travel Awards titles

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Norwegian Cruise Line has once again been named Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line by the World Travel Awards. The 21st annual awards were voted on by travel professionals and consumers from around the globe and honour the world’s top travel companies for outstanding products and services. → Read More

Carnival looks to expand China presence with CSSC deal

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Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the China State Shipbuilding Corporation to explore the possibility of a joint venture aimed at accelerating the development and growth of the Chinese cruise industry. The Chinese sector is expected to be one of the largest cruise markets in the world, with 4.5 million passengers by 2020, according to the Chinese Ministry of Transport. → Read More

Madsen joins Norwegian Cruise Line as chief operating officer

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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced hospitality veteran Drew Madsen has joined as president and chief operating officer. Madsen brings a strong track record of success to Norwegian with more than 30 years of leadership experience in the hospitality and consumer products industry, most recently as president and chief operating officer at Darden Restaurants. → Read More

Singapore Cruise Centre takes top World Travel Awards crown

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Singapore Cruise Centre has been voted Asia’s Leading Cruise Port by the World Travel Awards, an established London- based organisation renowned for benchmarking excellence in the global travel industry. SCC clinched the title at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony held in New Delhi, India. → Read More

P&O Cruises adds Strictly Come Dancing contests

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In addition to P&O Cruises popular Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises, passengers can now slip on their dancing shoes as P&O Cruises ups the tempo with its first “official” Strictly Come Dancing contests on all ships. → Read More

Golfito Marina Village to welcome superyachts to Costa Rica

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Developers of Golfito Marina Village & Resort, Costa Rica's newest world-class yachting, sport fishing, eco-tourism destination and luxury resort property have announced construction is officially underway. The long-awaited project offers a unique location previously inaccessible to travellers seeking luxury accommodations in a truly untapped travel destination. → Read More

Thomson Cruises reveals latest ship improvement plans

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Thomson Cruises has revealed a significant investment in Thomson Dream and Thomson Celebration as part of the cruise line’s modernisation strategy. Upgrades will include public areas such as sun decks and lounges, and the on-board dining experience will be enhanced with the introduction of a brand new a la carte restaurant on each ship. → Read More

Carnival refocuses China ambition with leadership shuffle

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Carnival Corporation has announced chief operations officer Alan Buckelew will be expanding his leadership role by relocating to China to more closely oversee the company's growing operations in the country. “As the world's largest cruise company with a portfolio of nine industry-leading global cruise lines, we are the clear market leader in China and very well positioned to continue working with officials in China to help the country meet its goal of becoming one of the most important cruise markets in the world,” explained said Arnold Donald, chief executive, Carnival Corporation. → Read More

NCL celebrates keel laying for Norwegian Escape

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Norwegian Cruise Line and Meyer Werft have celebrated the keel laying of Norwegian Escape at Meyer’s state of the art facility in Papenburg, Germany. During the ceremony, block 35/41, the first of 86 blocks that will comprise the 164,600 gross ton vessel, was lifted into the covered building dock, officially marking the start of the ship’s construction. → Read More

CLIA Europe urges Mediterranean cruise cooperation

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CLIA Europe, the association representing Europe’s multibillion euro cruise industry, has once again reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to work with ports and port associations to ensure consistent representation of the cruise sector’s interests before public authorities and the media. Speaking in Barcelona at the opening session of Seatrade Med – the major biennial cruise event focused on the Mediterranean market, taking place this week – Pierfrancesco Vago, CLIA Europe’s chairman, said cooperation with port associations is key for the entire sector. → Read More

DFDS Seaways moots Portsmouth-Le Havre route closure

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DFDS Seaways has announced that it is entering a period of consultation on the viability of its Portsmouth to Le Havre service. The announcement follows a meeting with its union representatives in the Extraordinary Works Council in France. → Read More

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