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Dominica welcomes first cruise post hurricane Maria

Dominica welcomes first cruise post hurricane Maria

Dominica welcomed the MV Mein Schiff 3 of TUI Cruises earlier, which brought in well over 2,000 passengers to the destination’s shores. This was the first major cruise call to Dominica and the first call to the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth post hurricane Maria.

P&O Cruises confirms new next-generation LNG-powered ship

P&O Cruises confirms new next-generation LNG-powered ship

A second next-generation cruise ship has been confirmed for P&O Cruises. A shipbuilding contract signed by P&O Cruises parent, Carnival Corporation, with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft will see the vessel delivered in 2022.

American Cruise Lines expands sales team to meet growing demand

American Cruise Lines expands sales team to meet growing demand

Andy Magistrale and Cindy Christen have joined the American Cruise Lines’ sales team as business development managers for the south-east and north-west regions, as well as California and Arizona. American Cruise Lines has had record sales over the past year and is increasing the size and depth of its outside sales department in response.

New marketing leadership for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

New marketing leadership for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Ben Williams as its new head of marketing, with effect from March. Williams has been promoted from his previous role as Fred. Olsen’s e-business manager – in charge of the company’s website and social media communications – and will take responsibility for developing the brand and marketing strategy.

Celebrity Edge floats out in France ahead of November debut

Celebrity Edge floats out in France ahead of November debut

Celebrity Cruises has offered the first glimpse of what will be the brand’s first ship in a new class in more than ten years, as Celebrity Edge floated out of her dry dock at the STX France shipyard. “This truly is an exciting moment for our brand,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president, Celebrity Cruises.

Ferry operator DFDS overhauls on-board dining options

Ferry operator DFDS overhauls on-board dining options

Ferry operator DFDS will refresh its restaurants on the Newcastle to Amsterdam route, as part of extensive plans to improve customer dining choices while also lowering the price. The new restaurants will launch on King Seaways and Princess Seaways from January.

Star Princess back at sea following comprehensive renovations

Star Princess back at sea following comprehensive renovations

Princess Cruises’ 2,600-guest vessel, Star Princess, has received a multi-million-pound renovation. After a two-week dry dock, the refurbished ship now boasts improvements including redesigned youth centres, a wider choice of shopping, an enhanced spa and an updated fitness centre.