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Marella Cruises passengers jet off to Langkawi, Malaysia

Marella Cruises passengers jet off to Langkawi, Malaysia

TUI Airways is operating the flights from Manchester, Birmingham and London Gatwick to fly cruisers to the Langkawi homeport for Enchanting Far East and Eastern Sunsets itineraries, forming part of Marella Cruises’ new Asia programme.

Princess Cruises appoints new sales leadership for Ireland

Princess Cruises appoints new sales leadership for Ireland

Princess Cruises has announced the appointment of Rebecca Kelly to the newly-created position of senior sales manager for Ireland. Also today, Princess Cruises announced that Chinese guests onboard Ruby Princess have the option to utilise both Alipay and WeChat Pay payment options while shopping in the boutiques.

Honfleur takes to water for first time

Honfleur takes to water for first time

Brittany Ferries’ brand-new LNG-powered cruise ferry, Honfleur, has taken to the water for the first time at a traditional ship launching ceremony at the FSG shipyard in Flensburg, Germany.

AIDAnova takes to seas for first time

AIDAnova takes to seas for first time

The ship becomes the world’s first cruise vessel to be powered at sea and in port by liquefied natural gas and is Carnival Corporation’s fourth new ship of 2018.

LVMH to acquire Belmond in US$3.2b deal

LVMH to acquire Belmond in US$3.2b deal

Luxury retailer Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has reached a deal to acquire Belmond, owners, part-owners or managers of 46 luxury hotel, restaurant, train and river cruise properties around the world.