Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Peter Deer as its new managing director. Deer, who will take up the role at the start of September, will take over from Mike Rodwell, who will be retiring from Fred. Olsen after over 30 years with the company.
Carnival Corporation has confirmed the appointment of Peter Anderson to the newly created position of chief ethics and compliance officer. Based at the company’s headquarters in Miami, Anderson will be a member of the executive leadership team and report directly to Carnival Corporation chief executive Arnold Donald.
Dubai has concluded its latest cruise season with a record increase of over 51 per cent in cruise tourist footfall and a 38 per cent increase in cruise ship calls season-on-season.
Norwegian Cruise Line has seen revenue increase 9.3 per cent, to $1.66 billion, for the three months to June 30th. The figure compares to that of $1.52 billion in 2018.
Saga has finalised a deal to sell the Sapphire cruise ship to Anex Tour of Turkey. With a farewell season already on sale, the ship will be delivered to Anex in mid-2020 and will home port in Antalya.
Following close monitoring of the situation within the Straits of Hormuz and taking advice from external authorities P&O Cruises has cancelled its planned Dubai and Arabian Gulf programme from October until at least March next year.
Scenic Cruises confirmed the ship earlier departed the shipyard on its journey to Valletta, Malta for registration. From there she will make a number of short stops before arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland, where she will commence operations of her first scheduled cruise.
Tour operator G Adventures will welcome a sixth yacht to its fleet of vessels touring the Galápagos Islands, with departures starting in July next year.
The first steel was cut earlier at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland for the Costa Toscana. The ship is the second of two new sister ships ordered by Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation.
Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess has rescued three sailors who were forced to take to a life raft after their boat sank in the south Caribbean. A tanker had been standing by but had been unable to lower a rescue boat in the prevailing conditions.
Portsmouth International Port has confirmed construction firm Knights Brown will lead a multi-million-pound project to increase the size of docking facilities at the location.
Genting Hong Kong has announced the appointment of Michael Goh to the role of president with Dream Cruises. He will also assume the position of head of international sales for Genting Cruise Lines.