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Celebrity Cruises partners with Regional Maritime University, Ghana

Celebrity Cruises partners with Regional Maritime University, Ghana

Celebrity Cruises has signed a partnership with Regional Maritime University in Ghana. For the first time in cruise industry history, female bridge officers will be openly recruited from a West African country through a new Celebrity Cadet Programme in partnership with RMU.

Betten named captain of Seabourn Ovation

Betten named captain of Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn has named Stig Betten as captain of its newest vessel, Seabourn Ovation, and Helmut Huber as hotel director. Betten will oversee all operations of the line’s newest vessel, which is scheduled to launch in May 2018 in Italy.

City Cruises partners with Gipsy Hill for unique IPA

City Cruises partners with Gipsy Hill for unique IPA

City Cruises has raised the bar this summer by teaming up with Gipsy Hill Brewing Company to step back in time and brew craft beer the vintage way. Setting sail in late August three of City Cruises’ popular sightseeing boats have been loaded with six hand-made wooden barrels holding a traditional English IPA from the south London brewery.

Genting Hong Kong records $200m loss as investment increases

Genting Hong Kong records $200m loss as investment increases

Genting Hong Kong has reported a total comprehensive income for the first half 2017 period of $165 million, with a loss for the period of $203.2 million. The losses were mainly due to the start-up of new brands for the cruise division and investment at the MV Werften Shipyard as it readies itself for steel cutting of the 20,000 gross ton Endeavour Class and the 204,000 gross ton Global Class cruise ships in March of 2018.

Carnival unveils Cuba cruise season for 2018

Carnival unveils Cuba cruise season for 2018

Following strong response to its first-ever cruises to Cuba announced earlier this year, Carnival Cruise Line has added five more voyages featuring extended calls in Havana in 2018.

U by Uniworld launches agent webinars ahead of debut

U by Uniworld launches agent webinars ahead of debut

U by Uniworld is launching a series of webinars to help educate UK travel agents in the new brand, and what it will offer guests. Next year will be U by Uniworld’s first year of operation, offering a range of river cruises aimed at millennial travellers on the Rhine and Danube.

Albán takes command of Celebrity Xploration in Galapagos

Albán takes command of Celebrity Xploration in Galapagos

For the first time in cruise industry history a female seafarer will navigate the rich archipelago of the Galapagos as captain. A native of Ecuador, Nathaly Albán, will command the ultra-exclusive Celebrity Xploration; as captain of the recently revitalised catamaran.