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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.

Nemcova selected as ambassador for U by Uniworld

Nemcova selected as ambassador for U by Uniworld

U by Uniworld has selected Petra Nemcova, model and noted philanthropist, as the brand’s ‘Guardian Angel.’ According to Ellen Bettridge, president of Uniworld, the selection of a ‘Guardian Angel’ for the brand is simply another example of U’s status as a game-changer.

P&O Cruises to offer same sex weddings in Caribbean

P&O Cruises to offer same sex weddings in Caribbean

P&O Cruises has become the first British cruise line to be able to conduct same sex weddings at sea, with the first ceremony to be held in the Caribbean in January 2018. This follows a recent Supreme Court ruling enabling same sex marriages in Bermuda, where all the ships in fleet (except Britannia) are registered.

American Duchess prepares for New Orleans debut

American Duchess prepares for New Orleans debut

The new all-suite, 166-guest American Duchess, has arrived in New Orleans to undergo final preparations for her August 14th inaugural sailing. The American Duchess is owned and operated by the American Queen Steamboat Company and the luxurious paddlewheeler will join the American Queen and American Empress to become the third vessel of the riverboat company.

Farrow takes up key sales role with Royal Caribbean

Farrow takes up key sales role with Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International has announced the appointment of Guy Farrow as key account manager for the UK & Ireland. Farrow joins Royal Caribbean this week from FMCG equipment pooling business, CHEP, where he worked in account management, looking after logistics companies and food manufacturers.

Stena Line to boost capacity on Rotterdam route

Stena Line to boost capacity on Rotterdam route

In response to demand on the route from Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich, Stena Line is to increase capacity by changing to larger ships. The current RoRo ships the Capucine and Severine operating twice daily from Europoort in the Netherlands and Harwich in the UK will be replaced by larger ships, MV Misada and MV Misana, when their present charter contracts expire in January 2018.

New sales leadership for DFDS Seaways

New sales leadership for DFDS Seaways

World leading ferry operator DFDS has announced the appointment of Mark Henderson as its new regional sales manager for the north of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Saga reveals new Spirit of Discovery insight

Saga reveals new Spirit of Discovery insight

Saga has release new impressions of the new Spirit of Discovery cruise ship, featuring the library, spa and theatre. Spirit of Discovery will be Saga Cruises’ first bespoke-built ship launching in summer 2019 from the UK.

Cunard's Queen Elizabeth meets HMS Queen Elizabeth 

Cunard's Queen Elizabeth meets HMS Queen Elizabeth 

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth luxury cruise liner met HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time earlier. The rendezvous of the two ships, that share the same name and who were both christened by The Queen, took place in the Moray Firth off the coast of Scotland during Queen Elizabeth's 13-night tour of the British Isles.  

Abu Dhabi inaugurates Delma Port

Abu Dhabi inaugurates Delma Port

Abu Dhabi Ports has officially inaugurated Delma Port. Strategically located on the eastern side of Delma Island, the new port will better serve the community as an upgraded multipurpose port capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries and fishing vessels.