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Bleak gender diversity figures for cruise companies don’t tell the whole story
Only 35% of the cruise industry’s workforce are female, dropping to 3% in the C-Suite and zero female CEOs or chairs leading the major conglomerates - however, six smaller cruise lines are led by women
Cunard Announces 2025 Winter Program
Luxury cruise line Cunard announces their Winter 2025 program, offering over 133 voyages, with stops at 159 unique destinations around the globe.
VIKING ANNOUNCES RECORD-BREAKING SALES IN JANUARY
As Viking® continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the company has marked a new milestone—the most successful single month of bookings in its history. From January 1 to 31, 2023, the company also experienced 18 of its all-time top 20 booking days, including the strongest single day in its 25-year history.
HOLLAND AMERICA GROUP'S NATALYA LEAHY APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF SEABOURN
Ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn announced the appointment today of Natalya Leahy as the business's new president. Leahy, whose seven years with Holland America Group included operational oversight of Seabourn, succeeds Josh Leibowitz who is leaving the brand to pursue new opportunities.
CELEBRITY CHEF GIADA DE LAURENTIIS NAMED GODMOTHER OF OCEANIA CRUISES' NEW SHIP VISTA
Oceania Cruises, the world's leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, has named celebrated Italian-American chef, author, restaurateur and Emmy Award-winning food personality Giada De Laurentiis as godmother of its newest ship Vista, debuting May 2023.
SEABOURN ANNOUNCES 2024-2025 EXPEDITION VOYAGES IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC, ARCTIC, ANTARCTICA
Seabourn, the leader in ultra-luxury voyages and expedition travel, has unveiled a program of new exciting expedition voyages for summer 2024 and winter/spring 2025 on its two new purpose-built expedition vessels, Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit.
APT & Travelmarvel unveil sailing plans for 2024
APT & Travelmarvel have launched their 2024 European River Cruising and Small Ship programmes, featuring nine luxury APT itineraries and eight flexible Travelmarvel sailings.
MSC Group Sends Relief Aid on Board MSC Aurelia to Earthquake-Hit Areas in Turkey and Syria
The MSC Group and the MSC Foundation have organized an urgent response to support the population in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Türkiye and Syria.
Vote for the Best Travel Brands in Africa, Asia, Indian Ocean & Oceania in World Travel Awards 2023
Voting is now open for organisations in Africa, Asia, Indian Ocean and Oceania of the World Travel Awards 2023 programme. Industry professionals, the media and consumers worldwide can vote for their favourite travel brands.
VIKING EXPEDITION TEAM PUBLISHES FIRST SCIENTIFIC PAPER FROM INAUGURAL ANTARCTIC SEASON
Viking® has announced its Viking Expedition Team has published the company’s first scientific paper, following observations of the rarely encountered scyphozoan Stygiomedusa gigantea, commonly known as the giant phantom jellyfish.
CELEBRITY CRUISES BECOMES THE FIRST CRUISE LINE TO EVER EARN THE COVETED FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE AWARD
Celebrity Cruises, the brand that revolutionized the cruising industry with its fleet of Relaxed Luxury resorts at sea, is once again raising the bar as it becomes the first ocean cruise line to ever earn prestigious Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”) Star Awards.
ROYAL CARIBBEAN BRINGS ULTIMATE ADVENTURES TO SHORT CARIBBEAN GETAWAYS IN 2024-25
Weekend and midweek getaways just got bolder. Royal Caribbean International has revealed the lineup of short Caribbean cruises,featuring eight action-packed ships sailing to tropical, vibrant destinations that make for the ultimate short escapes in 2024-2025.