The introduction of the yacht results in The Peninsula being the first luxury hotel in Hong Kong to offer a trio of deluxe transportation options, complementing the existing fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms and a customised helicopter.
Hurtigruten has signed a memorandum of understanding with Norway’s Kleven Verft for the construction of their third hybrid powered expedition cruise ship.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be waving a fond farewell to Mike Evans, the company’s head of sales, in April next year, after an impressive 27-year career with the company.
On the agenda are Mail on Sunday travel editor Sarah Hartley, APT chief commercial officer Debra Fox, and Scenic managing director, UK, Colin Downing.
Award-winning ferry operator DFDS has announced the appointment of leading ferry and cruise ship design consultancy, SMC Design, to redevelop its catering outlets on board its eastern Channel routes.
The cruise industry generated more than €10 billion for the UK economy in 2017, representing around 22 per cent of the cruise industry’s ‘total output’ across Europe.
New ships will launch on the Nile in Egypt, the Douro in Portugal and the Mekong in Vietnam in 2020, followed by a new ship on the Volga in Russia in 2021.
MSC Cruises and Fincantieri have announce the signing of a memorandum of agreement for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships. The deal is valued at more than €2 billion.
Shilpa Saul, who previously worked for the brand on an interim basis, will become part of the cruise line’s UK and Ireland senior leadership team on January 2nd, reporting to managing director for UK and Ireland, Ben Bouldin.
The move represents the final phase of a $2 billion fleet enhancement programme that has brought a consistent level of experiences from WaterWorks aqua parks, speciality dining, entertainment, enhanced accommodations and amenities to the more than five million passengers who annually sail with the line.
Cunard has signed designer Adam Tihany as creative director of its upcoming new ship. Tihany will oversee the entire interior design process of the anticipated, but still unnamed ship, which will join the Cunard fleet in 2022.
Hurtigruten has announced a restructuring of its UK and EMEA senior team following the departure of managing director Magnus Zetterberg.