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Costa Group to deploy Costa neoRomantica to Asia

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The Costa Group has announced that starting in April 2017 the Costa neoRomantica will be based in Asia year-round. She will be the fifth Costa ship deployed regularly in Asia and operated by the Costa Asia brand, offering cruises marketed for local Guests. → Read More

Carnival Corporation warns over possible Cuba delays

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Carnival Corporation is continuing discussions with Cuba to allow cruise ships to operate in the same manner as current air charter operations, which transport Cuba-born individuals to and from Cuba. Fathom will begin sailing its 704-passenger Adonia luxury cruise ship to Cuba every other week starting on May 1st, marking the first time in over 50 years that a cruise ship has sailed from the U.S. to Cuba. → Read More

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands to christen ms Koningsdam

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Holland America Line will continue tradition when Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands christens the line’s new Pinnacle-class ship, ms Koningsdam, in a ceremony in Rotterdam. The event will take place on May 20th on board the ship. The 2,650-guest ship is the first in a new class of vessel for the line. → Read More

Fan Bingbing named as Ovation of the Seas godmother

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Royal Caribbean International has announced that internationally-acclaimed Chinese actress, Fan Bingbing, will be the Godmother for Ovation of the Seas. The announcement was made by Zinan Liu, president, Royal Caribbean International - China and North Asia Pacific, at a press conference at the Great Hall of People in Beijing. → Read More

Genting Hong Kong to develop Tai Zi Bay into international cruise port

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Genting Hong Kong has entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China Merchants Shekou Holdings to jointly develop Tai Zi Bay, Shekou, Shenzhen into an international cruise homeport with the goal to accelerate the growth of the cruise industry in China. A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed by Ang Moo Lim, executive vice president, sales of Genting Hong Kong and president of Star Cruises, and Xu Yongjun, managing director of China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone. → Read More

New marketing tagline from Celestyal Cruises

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Celestyal Cruises has revealed its new slogan, “Be Different. Live the Authentic,” which reflects the unique experience the company offers on its Cuban and Eastern Mediterranean cruises. The line is the only home porting cruise operator in Greece and the preeminent cruise line for Cuba, the Greek Islands and Turkey. → Read More

NCL celebrates keel laying ceremony for Norwegian Joy

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Norwegian Cruise Line, together with executives at Meyer Werft, have celebrated the keel laying ceremony in Papenburg, Germany, for Norwegian Cruise Line’s first ever ship styled exclusively for Chinese guests - Norwegian Joy. The ship is scheduled to be delivered tin summer 2017. → Read More

MSC Cruises signs four ship deal with STX France

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MSC Cruises has signed a letter of intent with STX France for the construction of up to four LNG-powered ships. The four ships, the first of which will be delivered in 2022, will be over 200,000 GRT and will be known as the “World Class”. The announcement was made at the Élysée Palace in the presence of French president François Hollande, as well as MSC Group founder, Gianluigi Aponte, and STX France chief executive Laurent Castaing. → Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line strengthens EMEA team with strategic appointments

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Norwegian Cruise Line has further strengthened its Northern Europe and MEA operations, appointing former Carnival UK sales head Jeremy McKenna to head of sales for UK and Jacqueline van de Stadt as marketing and PR manager, Northern Europe and MEA. These new hires demonstrate Norwegian’s commitment to the market, following the return to offering regular cruises from the UK in 2017 for the first time since 2010. → Read More

Carnival places five ship order with Fincantieri

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Carnival Corporation has finalised contracts with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build five new cruise ships as part of a memorandum of agreement first signed in 2015. The five new ships include two that will be built for Costa Asia for deployment in China, two ships for Princess Cruises and one designated for P&O Cruises Australia, with deliveries expected in 2019 and 2020. → Read More

Star Clippers unveils Star Flyer to celebrate silver anniversary

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Some 25 years ago in 1991 Star Clippers launched its first ship Star Flyer, a recreation of the classic sailing ships of the 19th century. The company decided that the best way to celebrate this silver anniversary would be to give the fleet and their many repeat passengers a brand new sailing ship. → Read More

Holland America Line welcomes ms Koningsdam to fleet

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Holland America Line took delivery of ms Koningsdam earlier, officially making it the first Pinnacle-Class ship in the fleet. The signing ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following the signing, the Dutch flag was raised on the ship for the first time. Koningsdam is registered in the Netherlands. → Read More

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