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Refurbishments unveiled for Silver Wind and Silver Whisper

Refurbishments unveiled for Silver Wind and Silver Whisper

Ultra-luxury travel innovator Silversea has announced plans for Silver Wind and Silver Whisper to undergo a concrete refurbishment program in some areas of the two ships. The transformation of these two ships will be accomplished in December.

Beadle to step down from Uniworld in November

Beadle to step down from Uniworld in November

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has said UK managing director, Kathryn Beadle, is to retire in November 2017 after three years in her position establishing Uniworld as the leading luxury river cruise brand in the UK market. Beadle was appointed in November 2014 to launch Uniworld as a stand-alone operator in the UK and has overseen its rapid growth, in terms of both sales and reputation.

Launch ceremony for Seabourn Ovation in Italy

Launch ceremony for Seabourn Ovation in Italy

Seabourn has marked a major construction milestone with a traditional coin and launch ceremony for its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. The ceremony took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri, Italy.

Richards takes over leadership of Blue World Voyages

Richards takes over leadership of Blue World Voyages

John Richards, former president of Starbucks in North America, has taken the helm of Blue World Voyages, coming on-board as chief executive. The announcement was issued earlier by Gene Meehan, chairman and founder of Blue World Voyages.

Costa Cruises welcomes WeChat payment in China

Costa Cruises welcomes WeChat payment in China

Costa Cruises has announced the launch of a new WeChat Mini Program on-board Costa Asia’s fleet in China. With WeChat, a leading online social communication platform in China, Chinese guests will be able to enjoy hassle-free mobile payment and enhanced on board experiences, starting on-board Costa Atlantica.