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Norwegian signs partnership with Expedia Affiliate Network

Norwegian signs partnership with Expedia Affiliate Network

Low-cost airline Norwegian has launched a global partnership with Expedia Affiliate Network giving the carrier’s loyal customers access to exclusive rates at a broader range of hotels while earning cost savings on all Norwegian flights.

SuperStar Virgo begins Philippines homeport

SuperStar Virgo begins Philippines homeport

The Philippines officially welcomed Star Cruises earlier when SuperStar Virgo arrived in Manila to begin her inaugural homeport deployment in the country. The occasion was commemorated with a special ceremony at Manila South Harbour.

Genting Hong Kong shakes up leadership

Genting Hong Kong shakes up leadership

Genting Hong Kong has appointed Colin Au as the group president of the company with immediate effect. At the same time, Kent Zhu will take up the role of president at Genting Cruise Lines, effective May this year.

Queen Victoria to undergo extensive refit in May

Queen Victoria to undergo extensive refit in May

Cunard will invest $54 million in the refurbishment of the Queen Victoria this May. The elegance, history and nostalgia of Queen Victoria's art deco past will remain, while refurbishments will usher the ship into a new, updated chapter.

Norwegian Cruise Line debuts Escape the Big Top on-board challenge

Norwegian Cruise Line debuts Escape the Big Top on-board challenge

Norwegian Cruise Line has debuted an all-new entertainment experience on-board several of the line’s ships that will surprise and challenge guests: Escape the Big Top. Guests can experience the magic of an escape room with a twist, as they put their critical thinking skills to the test in a physical adventure game to solve challenges and beat the clock.

Surge in Brits taking cruise holidays in 2016

Surge in Brits taking cruise holidays in 2016

Figures released today by the Cruise Lines International Association show that a record 1.9 million holidaymakers from the UK and Ireland took an ocean cruise in 2016. roving that the wide choice of cruise holiday experiences, worldwide destinations and high levels of service offered on a cruise holiday cannot be beaten.

CLIA reveals record growth for river cruise holidays

CLIA reveals record growth for river cruise holidays

Figures released today by the Cruise Lines International Association show the ever-growing appeal of river cruising has led to an 11 per cent rise in the number of UK passengers taking a holiday on waterways in Europe and further afield - rising to 166,900 passengers in 2016.

Silversea Discoverer makes historic visit to Bangladesh

Silversea Discoverer makes historic visit to Bangladesh

Luxury expedition cruise specialist Silversea made history with the first-ever cruise ship call to Bangladesh, when Silver Discoverer visited Maheshkhali Island. Greeted by a colourful fleet of motorised rickshaws, guests explored an ornate temple and attended a welcoming ceremony of song and dance presented by local school children.

Royal Caribbean International signs new agreement with the Bahamas

Royal Caribbean International signs new agreement with the Bahamas

Royal Caribbean International has committed to a multi-year agreement with the Bahamas that will help grow tourism to the destination. It is hoped the deal will also rapidly increase the cruise line’s employment of Bahamian nationals and invest levels in hospitality training to develop talent in the country.