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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to welcome two new vessels

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet will receive two new ships. With the move, TUI Group is hoping to continue its strategic transformation to a hotel and cruise group. The group will further expand its own hotel and cruise portfolio. The world’s number one tourism group will invest in two new-builds for its Hamburg-based subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. → Read More

Crystal Mozart launches live view cameras in industry first

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Less than two months after embarking on her maiden voyage from Vienna, Crystal River Cruises’ Crystal Mozart has launched live view cameras – a river industry first – from three vantage points aboard the luxurious vessel. Travellers seeking a glimpse of the enchanting medieval villages, expansive landscapes and stunning cities on Crystal Mozart’s route along the Danube, can now select the “Live Views” option on Crystal’s newly redesigned homepage, and enjoy real time views of the ship’s position. → Read More

Cruise Lines International Association welcomes French America Line

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Cruise Lines International Association has announced the addition of new Regional Cruise Line Member – French America Line, America’s premium river cruise tour. The river cruise company joins the growing number of CLIA Cruise Line Members, totalling 62 cruise lines. → Read More

Carnival to offer unique Alaska cruise in 2017

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For the first time, Carnival Cruise Line will offer a 14-day Alaskan adventure round-trip from Long Beach, California. Launching in September 2017, the trip will feature seven spectacular destinations, including Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the line's first visit to Icy Strait Point, an unspoiled wilderness area offering some of the best whale and bear watching in the state and the world's longest zip-line. → Read More

Crystal River Cruises celebrates double keel laying ceremony

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Crystal River Cruises took an important step toward expanding its growing fleet earlier as the keel was laid for the company’s first two new build vessels, Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler. During a ceremony at MV WERFTEN shipyard in Wismar, building of the “Rhine Class” luxury river yachts officially commenced. In summer 2017, the two ultra-luxury vessels are set to embark on their maiden voyages along Europe’s mightiest rivers: the Rhine, Main and Danube. → Read More

SuperStar Libra to homeport in Penang, Malaysia

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Star Cruises has confirmed the return of SuperStar Libra to Penang, Malaysia as her new homeport. From September 23rd until the end of the year, the one-night High Seas Cruise and three-night Penang-Phuket-Krabi Cruise will return. A liberated resort experience at sea awaits on SuperStar Libra, with the sophisticated setup in over 700 staterooms, to state-of-the-art amenities, such as karaoke lounge and outdoor swimming pool, everything is on offer. → Read More

Vizzoni to lead Australis promotion in UK

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Experienced travel industry professional Silvia Vizzoni has been appointed by Australis, the expedition cruise company, to head up sales and business development in the UK and Ireland. Vizzoni has 15 years’ experience working in the travel industry in the UK, Ireland and southern Europe having worked with a number of leading and prestigious brands such as Qantas, Aeromexico and Fiji Airways. → Read More

Freight boom for DFDS Seaways on Dover routes

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A 63 per cent increase in freight volumes on the Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes in the second quarter of 2016 has helped DFDS register a positive financial performance for the first half of the year. The growth, which has been achieved following the introduction of two new ships on the Dover-Calais service, is the strongest recorded in the company’s history. → Read More

Crystal Serenity begins month-long Northwest Passage journey

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In a rare endeavour, Crystal Serenity has embarked on a 32-night journey through the Northwest Passage, the Arctic region north of Canada that was unattainable until just 100 years ago. Following more than three years of planning and preparation, Crystal’s vessel welcomed nearly 1,000 intrepid guests aboard in Seward, Alaska. → Read More

Carnival Corporation signs Port Everglades contract extension

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Carnival Corporation has signed an addendum to one of its most strategic passenger terminal agreements, extending the contract through 2030 with an additional five years of sailings to and from Fort Lauderdale-based Port Everglades. The addendum builds on the landmark 15-year agreement reached in 2010 with the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and furthers Carnival Corporation's commitment to Port Everglades, which overall has more than 3.6 million multi-day cruise passengers a year. → Read More

Hurghada-Sharm el-Sheikh ferry offers boost to Egyptian tourism

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A new ferry service between the Egyptian resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh has launched. The service can carry 300 passengers and will operate on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The crossing takes around two hours and is currently priced at 630 Egyptian pounds for an adult return journey – around £50. → Read More

Cunard and P&O Cruises partnership sees Academy Online growth

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The Cunard and P&O Cruises partnership team has seen a surge in activity on its newly launched Academy Online, a new and improved e-learning portal for agents. Since its launch last week, the number of new modules completed by agents has risen by 96 per cent compared to the week prior. → Read More

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