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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.