Norwegian Cruise Line has announced it has reached an agreement with Fincantieri to construct the next generation of ships for the brand. Four ships are on order for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025, with an option for two additional ships to be delivered in 2026 and 2027.
Oceania Cruises has announced an additional series of journeys to Cuba in November and December 2017. Ranging in length from six to thirteen days with departures from Miami, these voyages include the line’s first calls to Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, in addition to Havana.
Seabourn has named seasoned hospitality executive Chris Austin as senior vice president, global sales and marketing. In the role, Austin will be responsible for Seabourn’s overall marketing efforts, brand management, sales, and public relations.
Travelport and Marine Travel have signed a new long term agreement which will see the specialist travel company continue to access the technology giant’s Travel Commerce Platform and unrivalled choice of travel content.
Cruise Lines International Association has hosted its first London-based two-day conference for industry stakeholders. The CLIA Executive Partner Conference brought together 200 delegates including 46 cruise executives from 21 countries.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the new Carnival Horizon will offer a series of four-day Bermuda cruises from New York in spring and summer 2018. The trips are part of the ship’s inaugural season that includes previously announced voyages to Europe from Barcelona and the Caribbean from New York and Miami.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Justin Stanton as its new sales and marketing director, reporting to managing director Mike Rodwell. Based at its head office in Ipswich, Suffolk, Stanton has been head of marketing for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines since 2012.
G Adventures has acquired the Swan Hellenic brand; a 60-year-old pioneering UK cruise line and respected name in the boutique cruising sector.
Former operator All Leisure Holidays filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.
The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority has announced further US$90 million phased investment into the cruise infrastructure on the islands as part of its ‘Cruise Masterplan’. Minister of tourism Asot Michael revealed the latest developments to cruise industry’s key players during a recent trip to Florida.
Cruise Lines International Association has launched a new event for industry stakeholders - the CLIA Executive Partner Conference. This new event combines CLIA’s highly-rated Port & Destination and Technical & Regulatory Forums into a two-day conference taking place at London’s historic St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced that award-winning actress, best-selling author and producer, Dame Joan Collins, will be the godmother of the SS Joie de Vivre. Uniworld’s newest Super Ship, it will be the first of its kind to sail the Seine River.
Aqua Expeditions has announced a new collaboration with world-renowned champion of ocean conservation and environmental protection, Jean-Michel Cousteau. Launching with a series of special cruises in 2017 and 2018 featuring five seven-night departures, these new Cousteau-hosted itineraries will offer guests intimate insider access to the famed explorer on both the Aria Amazon and Aqua Mekong vessels.
The new ships will join Calais Seaways on the service, enhancing DFDS’ daily schedule of sailings between Dover and Calais to up to 30 per day. When combined with DFDS’ three ferries on the Dover-Dunkirk route, DFDS will now operate the largest fleet on the Dover Strait, with up to 54 daily sailings to the two French ports.