In his new position, Steven Taylor will lead the development and execution of strategic commercial initiatives and will sit on the executive management team.
Swan Hellenic has seen new ship SH Minerva leave Ushuaia on her maiden expedition cruise of the Antarctic. She will sail on a nine-day New Year celebration of discovery.
Discovery Princess set out to sea from the construction dock at Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and was put through her paces with a series of tests of the steering, navigation and propulsion.
Viking has officially taken delivery of Viking Octantis, the first of two new purpose-built expedition ships. The delivery ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Vard shipyard in Søviknes, Norway.
The line confirms its health protocols, flexible booking policy, robust vaccination and testing requirements and return to independent ashore exploration will apply to all sailings through summer 2022.
AIDA Cruises has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, AIDAcosma, from the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. It is the second newbuild powered by liquefied natural gas to join the line.
Carnival has reported a net loss of $2.6 billion for the fourth quarter of financial 2021. As of the end of November, the line said 61 per cent of its pre-Covid-19 capacity was operating.
Carnival Corporation celebrated the official launch in partnership with Shamal Holding following a strategic partnership signed in 2018 to develop the new cruise port.
Norwegian Cruise Line will become the first operator to seasonally homeport in Panama City. The company will be offering roundtrip Panama Canal voyages from next year.
A leader in media strategy, brand reputation and crisis communications, Bill Zucker brings more than 20 years of consulting experience to the executive position.
Holland America Line is tapping the digital expertise of Kacy Cole, naming her as the new vice president of marketing and e-commerce at the company.
MSC World Europa and MSC Euribia will become the first Liquified Natural Gas-powered vessels to join the MSC Cruises fleet next year - representing an investment of €3 billion in such ships.