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.
The artist was on hand to add the final brush strokes during a ceremony at the Meyer Weft shipbuilding facility in Papenburg, Germany, earlier.
Norwegian Cruise Line has marked the start of construction for its newest ship – Norwegian Encore. The latest addition to Norwegian’s young, modern fleet, the ship will sail the Caribbean from Miami seasonally beginning in the autumn of 2019.
Cruise Lines International Association has released the 2018 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook, offering an in-depth look at the cruise sector’s overall global economic impact as well as the global trends impacting cruise travel in 2018.
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.
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.
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 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.
Star Cruises will transform SuperStar Gemini into a floating hotel from February 7th-16th 2018 at Sanya Phoenix Island International Port where guests can experience a unique Chinese new year through a selection of special offers and programs.
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.
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.
Crystal has marked an important construction milestone in Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises’ expansion, as it cut the first piece of steel for Crystal Endeavor at Mv Werften shipyard in Stralsund, Germany.