Hurtigruten has announced that national key account manager, Mark Walter, has been promoted to the role of head of sales for the UK trade.
Holland America Line has hosted a dedication ceremony for Nieuw Statendam at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. TV star Oprah Winfrey officially named the ship in a ceremony on board.
Princess Cruises’ 2,670-guest ship, Diamond Princess, has received a multi-million-pound two-week refit. The ship now includes enhanced entertainment capabilities and an upgraded spa and gym.
Royal Caribbean International has hired two new senior sales personnel – a sales director to head up and lead the Royal Caribbean sales team and a new head of key accounts.
Mardi Gras will offer a diverse schedule with six- to 15-day sailings visiting top destinations throughout Europe and the Caribbean beginning in summer 2020.
Sunvil has introduced a brand-new luxury Galápagos cruise vessel, MV Theory, to its Latin America programme. MV Theory and its sister ship MV Origin (also offered by Sunvil) are the only two ships in the Galápagos to have been awarded a Relais & Châteaux certification.
The ship is due to depart from Cadiz on March 27th before embarking on her first customer sailing around the Mediterranean, leaving from Palma, Majorca on April 2nd.
With increasing demand for the region, where sister ship The A also resides, The B will cease operation on the Seine river and resume cruising in the 2020 season with brand new itineraries.
City Cruises has acquired its first dedicated events boat, named the Erasmus. The 300-capacity boat is City Cruises only private-hire corporate and leisure event venue in London.
With delivery scheduled in late 2023, the new vessel will be a sister ship to Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendour. Accommodating up to 750 guests, the new ship will be Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ sixth-all-suite vessel.
Celebrity Cruises is enhancing its sales team with two new appointments, internal promotions and a revised structure to better deliver for agent partners.
CLIA UK & Ireland is expecting to confirm more than two million British travellers took a cruise last year for the first time. The news comes as positive figures from the key 2018 summer travelling period are released, revealing a 2.1 per cent rise on the same period in 2017.