BBC Worldwide has announced the launch of a global entertainment channel, BBC HD, the company’s first channel produced exclusively for cruise ships and the wider maritime market. It will go live through Global Eagle Entertainment’s MTN TV network, with P&O Cruises and Cunard being the first to offer this to their guests.
Ports of Auckland has announced an increased normalised profit for the 2010/11 year of $24.9m (after tax), up 2.1% on the previous year’s result of $24.4m.
Titan Travel has revealed its latest Worldwide brochure with a completely new look and feel.
New research from an independent cruise comparison website has revealed that 48 per cent of cruisers want smoking onboard cruise ships ‘totally banned’ while a further 11 per cent want smokers to be assigned a ‘designated’ smoking area onboard the liner.
A brand new cruising website has officially launched, enabling users to book cruises completely online. People using the site can even go as far as picking the exact cabin they’ll be staying in while onboard the ship, thanks to new technology that’s been made available through the site.
The city of Liverpool has sought to expand its role in the European cruise holiday market, irking many of its competitors in the process. At present the property only offers ‘port-of-call’ services, but is seeking to introduce a ‘turnaround’ service – where ships start and finish voyages in the city.
Javalution has expanded its supply agreement with Apollo Ship Chandlers, Inc.
The French cruise industry has been presented with a report during the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention in Cannes, entitled ‘Essor Prometteur des Croisières en France’ (‘Promising Growth for Cruises in France’).
The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships was adopted in May 2009. It aims to ensure that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do not pose any unnecessary risk to human health and safety or to the environment.
Vacation.com has reported a highly favorable response to EZcruise from member agents using EZguider—the organization’s comprehensive leisure travel booking tool.
Cruise411.com, the leading cruise information and reservation service on the Internet, today announced that it has been named a “Forbes Favorite"honoree in the Travel-Cruises category of Forbes` Spring 2001 issue of the"Best of the Web.”