Celebrity Cruises has appointed Zoe Edwards to the role of strategic account manager, following the recent promotion of Nicola McNeish to head of sales. Edwards will report to director of sales, Claire Stirrup.
Norwegian Joy, soon to be Norwegian Cruise Line’s first cruise ship custom designed for China, was floated out of Meyer Werft’s covered buildings earlier in Papenburg, Germany. The 168,800-ton ship has been under construction since September 2015.
Thomson Cruises has unveiled its summer 2018 programme which sees TUI Discovery based out of the UK for the first time, as well as the addition of 15 new ports of call, including Monaco, Ancona and Skiathos Town, and 12 brand new itineraries.
New and updated resources, seminars and master-classes remain at the forefront of Cruise Lines International Association’s plans for 2017.
Cruise Critic has announced a new partnership with MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, to expand the Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle program. Starting March 2017, MSC Cruises will host Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle parties, allowing people who have been chatting online to meet in person while on-board.
American Cruise Lines has revealed details for the first of a new class of five modern riverboats destined for America’s rivers. These will be the first to combine the modern styling of a European riverboat with the premium comfort for which American Cruise Lines is known.
Silversea Cruises has seen the successful completion of sea trials by its new flagship, Silver Muse. Rigorous assessments were conducted from Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa where the ship is currently under construction.
Hurtigruten has unveiled the 2017/18 winter brochure, packed with a wide range of itineraries and award winning excursions to help adventurers experience and explore coastal Norway and the Arctic.
Carnival Corporation has announced that its cruise joint venture in China has signed a new memorandum of agreement to order the first-ever cruise ships built in China for the Chinese market.
Saga Cruises has released artist’s impressions of its new ship which will be launched in summer 2019. The thoughts and recommendations of passengers have been incorporated into the design and the sleek ship will carry fewer than 1,000 passengers and feature 540 all-balcony cabins.
Ferry and logistics business DFDS reports no negative impact on volumes from the Brexit effect as it continues to post record earnings. The company’s annual report for 2016 showed that freight volumes and UK-Continental trade flows are holding up well despite the result of the UK referendum last June.
Royal Caribbean has today announced that Amanda Darrington has been appointed sales director UK & Ireland, following Ben Bouldin’s promotion to associate vice president and managing director UK & Ireland.