This year, the Port of Seattle will host the three largest cruise vessels on the West Coast, leading with the arrival of the Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas - with 4,180 passengers.
MSC Cruises has announced it will bring two ships to South Africa’s shores for the 2020/2021 cruise season. This will mark the first time that two different classes of MSC Cruises’ ships will be deployed in South Africa, MSC Opera (Lirica Class) and MSC Musica (Musica Class).
Princess Cruises UK has announced the appointment of Karen Cameron to the position of territory business manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Hurtigruten has revealed it will makeover three of its vessels to transform them into hybrid powered expedition cruise ships.
Oceania Cruises has unveiled a new series of immersive destination tours under its Go Local brand. The new, exclusive small-batch tours seek to go beyond the tourist sites and embed guests in the fabric of local communities.
As Scenic Eclipse sets sail on her inaugural voyage, a 13-day itinerary from Reykjavik to Quebec, the very first images of its luxurious interiors have been released.
Seabourn Private Air, a new private chartered jet service available for exclusive transportation to-and-from ports of call, will open to bookings tomorrow. The service will also offer mid-voyage overland options for Seabourn cruises all over the world.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Peter Deer as its new managing director. Deer, who will take up the role at the start of September, will take over from Mike Rodwell, who will be retiring from Fred. Olsen after over 30 years with the company.
Carnival Corporation has confirmed the appointment of Peter Anderson to the newly created position of chief ethics and compliance officer. Based at the company’s headquarters in Miami, Anderson will be a member of the executive leadership team and report directly to Carnival Corporation chief executive Arnold Donald.
Dubai has concluded its latest cruise season with a record increase of over 51 per cent in cruise tourist footfall and a 38 per cent increase in cruise ship calls season-on-season.
Norwegian Cruise Line has seen revenue increase 9.3 per cent, to $1.66 billion, for the three months to June 30th. The figure compares to that of $1.52 billion in 2018.
Saga has finalised a deal to sell the Sapphire cruise ship to Anex Tour of Turkey. With a farewell season already on sale, the ship will be delivered to Anex in mid-2020 and will home port in Antalya.