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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

Cruise Lines International Association finds industry continues to grow

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In the last decade, demand for cruising across the globe has increased 77 per cent, from 12 million to 21.3 million passengers. New data released by the Cruise Lines International Association show that worldwide, cruise industry expenditures generated $117 billion in total economic contributions, supporting the employment of 891,009 full-time equivalent employees with total wages of $38.47 billion. → Read More

Holland America Line reveals name for new Pinnacle class ship

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Holland America Line has revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be ms Koningsdam. While the name pays homage to the company’s rich heritage and deep roots in the Netherlands, it also reflects a new era with a bold name that is an original in Holland America Line’s 141-year history. → Read More

New leadership for Carnival UK as Dingle takes new role

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Carnival Corporation & plc has announced that David Dingle has been appointed chairman of Carnival UK. At the same time, David Noyes, currently executive vice president operations, has been promoted to the chief executive role, with operating responsibility for the UK-based brands P&O Cruises and Cunard Line. → Read More

Oceania Cruises offer guests free Internet

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Today, Oceania Cruises announced plans to provide complimentary Internet access to guests booked in either a suite or Concierge Level stateroom on any of its five award-winning mid-size ships. This is the first time the upper-premium cruise line has offered a free Internet program, with the new benefit commencing during the 2015 winter season. → Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line introduces all-inclusive packages

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Norwegian Cruise Line UK is launching a new “Norwegians Get It All and a Whole Lot More” promotion, an All-Inclusive Package for guests sailing in 2015 and booking between 17 September and 30 October 2014. → Read More

Britain's biggest cruise ship revs up her engines

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There was great excitement at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard near Trieste in Italy today as the engines of Britain’s biggest cruise ship, Britannia, were started up for the first time by Formula One racing presenter Suzi Perry. → Read More

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