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Saga Cruises adds third solo cruise for 2017

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Responding to increasing demand from discerning independent travellers, Saga is leading the way with the introduction of a third solo river cruises in as many months. The ‘Springtime Colours of the Rhine’ sails on March 28th, 2017 with options to travel by air, Eurostar or coach. → Read More

Carnival Corporation sees profits rise in second quarter

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Carnival Corporation has announced adjusted net income of $370 million, or $0.49 diluted EPS for the second quarter of 2016. This is compared to adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2015 of $193 million, or $0.25 diluted EPS. → Read More

P&O Cruises launches dedicated agent website Flagship

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P&O Cruises has launched its first dedicated travel agent site – Flagship – designed to make it even easier to sell a P&O holiday. Developed specifically for Australian and New Zealand agents, Flagship provides a central hub for information on P&O Cruises' product, as well as a range of agent marketing tools and an image and video gallery. → Read More

Gürtler to welcome Crystal Mozart to European cruising

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Crystal River Cruises has announced Elisabeth Gürtler as the godmother of its first river ship, Crystal Mozart. On July 11th, the vessel will be officially welcomed to the fleet in Vienna in a christening ceremony that will culminate when the ship’s newly announced godmother breaks the customary champagne against the bow. → Read More

CLIA: Cruise industry worth €3.3bn to UK economy

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Cruise Lines International Association has today published its annual European Economic Contribution Report, revealing that the cruise industry is now worth €3.26 billion per year to the UK economy. The cruise industry’s direct contribution to the British economy including items such as goods and services purchased by cruise lines and the salaries of their employees, grew by 3.3 per cent, making it the highest on record. → Read More

Genting Hong Kong welcomes Harris CapRock to fleet

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Genting Hong Kong has awarded a multi-year contract to Harris CapRock Communications to transform communication services on board Star Cruises’ fleet of six ships and on Genting Dream, the first ship under the newly launched Dream Cruises brand. The appointment of Harris CapRock is in response to an increase in demand for more available bandwidth and faster Wi-Fi speeds from a new generation of “connected” passengers so they can share their on-board experiences with friends and family onshore. → Read More

Silversea adds Galápagos tours to cruise itinerary

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Starting March 2017, luxury expedition cruise specialist Silversea will alternate two new seven-night Galápagos itineraries approved by the Galápagos National Park Service. The 100-guest, all-suite Silver Galapagos will operate both itineraries sailing Saturday to Saturday, with San Cristóbal as a new arrival or departure port for guests. → Read More

Adventure of the Seas to undergo $61m makeover

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Royal Caribbean International will showcase an array of all-new thrills and enhancements on-board Adventure of the Seas this November, following a $61 million revitalisation. The updates will include new dual racer waterslides, Cyclone and Typhoon, the popular FlowRider surf simulator, and a children's aqua park, Splashaway Bay. → Read More

RMS St Helena makes final departure from London

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One of the world’s last working Royal Mail Ships, the RMS St Helena, left the London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury earlier on her final sailing from the UK. For the last 26 years she has been the only means of access to the remote island of St Helena, an Overseas Territory of the UK located 1,200 miles off the West Coast of Africa in the South Atlantic. → Read More

Seabourn Ovation begins to take shape with steel cutting ceremony

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Seabourn has taken a giant step forward toward the launch of its next new vessel, Seabourn Ovation, with the commemorative cutting of the first steel. The ceremony, held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy, was presided over by Seabourn president Richard Meadows and Genoa shipyard director Raffaele Davassi. → Read More

CLIA: Cruise industry stronger than ever

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Cruise Lines International Association has announced the cruise industry has surpassed 2015 ocean cruise passenger projections and has increased passenger expectations for 2016 – a sign the industry is stronger than ever. CLIA unveiled the new insights at the 2016 Cruise360 Conference in Vancouver, the largest conference of the cruise industry. → Read More

Seattle breaks Alaska cruise ship records

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Breaking all Seattle records, almost 960,000 visitors will join 203 cruise ships this summer to sail from Seattle in Washington State to Alaska, making Seattle the USA’s capital for these cruise experiences. The cruise industry to Alaska started in 1999 with just six sailings and has now has grown into a business valued at over £300 million with 11 premium vessels to choose from this year. → Read More

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