Port of Southampton is expecting a record number of cruise ships to make maiden calls this year. In 2020, the port will see 14 maiden calls from cruise vessels.
River cruise specialist, Viva Cruises, is re-launching its flagship vessel Viva Tiara in March. The ship, currently under a comprehensive renovation, will become the very first ship owned by the young European river tour operator.
Genting Hong Kong has raised US$900 million through the sale and leaseback of one of Dream Cruises’ ships – the 2016-built, 150,000-gross-ton Genting Dream.
UK & Ireland sales director, Martin MacKinnon, has bolstered his sales team line up with the addition of Karen Tucker, in the newly created role of head of field sales.
The conference follows the success of the inaugural Ireland Cruise Conference held in Dublin last November, which was attended by almost 100 travel agents.
American Cruise Lines has named Susan Shultz-Gelino as the new vice president of trade relations. Shultz-Gelino has been with American for over 20 years and is a cruise travel veteran known throughout the industry.
With over 700 islands and cays, and 15 of the 16 unique island destinations currently open for business, the Bahamas lies just 55 miles off the coast of Florida, offering an easy fly away escape that transports travellers away from their everyday.
Carnival Corporation will launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its global cruise line brands. On the slipway are Iona for P&O Cruises UK; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line; and Costa Firenze for Italian brand Costa Cruises.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is giving guests the chance to create their own bespoke gin during a cruise holiday, with guidance from expert gin-makers, Nigel and Debbie Wright.
Carnival Cruise Line has been forced to delay the inaugural sailing of Carnival Mardi Gras. The ship had been pencilled in to debut on August 31st next year, but will not now take to the water until November 14th, with the loss of eight planned itineraries.
The latest Silversea ship to undergo an extensive refurbishment, Silver Shadow, has emerged from drydock with redesigned interior spaces and an elegant new livery.
The flagship three-day conference is the largest travel agent conference in the UK, which this year saw over 700 travel professionals in attendance.