Private island resort The St. Regis Maldives is now taking its guests to the high seas with the launch of a 20-metre private yacht: Norma.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced the names of the four craft beers that will be brewed aboard the new Carnival Horizon which is set to debut in Europe in April. The refreshing new brews were developed by Carnival’s expert brewmaster Colin Presby and will be offered at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse, a new dining concept.
American Cruise Lines’ ship, American Constellation, is on its way to Puget Sound for the 2018 Pacific Northwest cruise season. The new ship left Florida last week, after concluding a successful 2017 inaugural season on the East Coast, and is now en route to the Panama Canal, and is expected to arrive in Puget Sound in late January.
Celebrity Cruises has confirmed it will expand the inaugural season of Celebrity Edge, as the new ship will be completed ahead of schedule and enter service earlier than planned.
Boutique cruise line Azamara Club Cruises has announced that its new ship, Azamara Pursuit, will be refitted in the UK as it prepares to go into wet dock in Belfast in spring 2018. In addition, the cruise line has announced that the ship’s maiden voyage will now begin in Southampton, and that its first four voyages will touch the UK.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has confirmed announce Georgia Lewis as their new regional sales executive. Lewis, whose remit will include UK travel partners in Birmingham and the south, will work in conjunction with Regent’s business development team to ensure that new and existing agents grow and maximise their luxury cruise business.
Red Funnel has announced that Kevin George, the current chief executive, is to be appointed as chairman of the group. The announcement follows the restructuring of the board following the acquisition of the group by a consortium of UK and Canadian pension funds in July last year and the recent appointment of a number of non-executive directors.
Minor Hotels is launching a selection of river cruises replete with the colonial romance of river travel but with a modern twist and bespoke itineraries.
Irish Ferries has ordered a second new cruise ferry, which will start sailing between the UK and Ireland in 2020. The boat will be built in Germany at a cost of €165 million.