Cruise Ship Trends

Carnival’s Costa Brand Orders Two LNG Cruise Ships

Costa’s two new cruise ships will be the largest ever built based on guest capacity; Costa will join sister brand AIDA Cruises in building the first-ever cruise

Pearl Seas Cruises Adds Voyages to Cuba

Pearl Seas Cruises plans to launch a series of “cultural voyages” from the United States to Cuba beginning in the spring of 2016, the cruise line announced today.

First Cruise Ship Docks at Teignmouth Port

  History was made at ABP’s Port of Teignmouth with the visit of its first ever cruise ship. The Hebridean Princess, a luxury cruise ship, arrived from Dartmouth carrying 50 passengers.

Furuno's Bridge Systems for Holland America Cruise Ships

  The extensive global network of Furuno service centers, subsidiaries and distributors was one of the reasons that Holland America Line (HAL) chose Furuno when

Carnival’s Fathom Names Senior Sales Leader

Carnival Corporation's new brand Fathom has appointed Michelle Sutter as a company senior sales leader. Sutter will be responsible for marketing and business development

Carnival Faces Penalties Over ADA Compliance

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Carnival Corp. Over ADA Violations by Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises   The U.S. Justice Department and Carnival Corp.

Four Luxury Cruise Ships Bring 13,000 Visitors to Dublin

 Dublin Port welcomed four luxury cruise liners within a four-hour window this morning, bringing some 13,000 tourists to the city, making it the city's biggest-ever day for cruise tourism.

US Senate Panel Ends Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

U.S. Senate panel passes amendment to end restrictions on travel to Cuba   The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted 18-12 on Thursday to end restrictions on Americans travel to Cuba,

US Seeks to Ease Cuba Travel, Shipping Rules

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators will introduce amendments to a Senate bill on Thursday that would end some major U.S. restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba,

Berra Named Marketing Head at Royal Caribbean

Cruise line Royal Caribbean International has hired Jim Berra as its new chief marketing officer. As CMO, Berra will be responsible for all aspects of Royal Caribbean’s marketing program,

Sri Lanka to Establish Terminal for Cruise Ships

 A fully-fledged cruise terminal is to be set up at Colombo port given the increasing number of calls by cruise vessels, according to Lakdas Panagoda, chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).

Crystal Cruises Plans for Expansion

Crystal Cruises announced an expansion plan under new owners Genting Hong Kong that includes three 1,000-passenger vessels, its first new ships in decades. Plus,

Thordon Bearing's Compac to Keep Seaside Clean

MSC Cruises has specified Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC water-lubricated propeller shaft system for the first of two (plus option) Seaside-class cruise ships currently

Valletta Cruise Port Announces New Appointments

Valletta Cruise Port plc the operator of the Valletta Cruise and Ferry Terminal facilities and of the Valletta Waterfront destination, has presented  two new Senior

American Cruise Lines Names New Riverboat

American Cruise Lines announced the name of its new Mississippi paddlewheeler – America – currently under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Md.

Cruise Industry Gets First American Female Captain

For the first time in the cruise industry, an American female will take the helm of a mega-ton cruise ship. At 37 years of age, San Francisco native Kate McCue will command Celebrity Summit,

Keel Laying Ceremony of Princess Cruises Vessel Held

  The keel laying ceremony of the new unit for Princess Cruises was held today at Fincantieri Monfalcone Shipyard.   The new vessel, which has been ordered by

Loaded Matson Ship Stalls in Pacific Ocean

 A Matson ship en route to Oahu from California has stalled at sea and may need to be towed to the islands, reports Hawaii News Now.   A problem in the engine room cut off power on the cargo ship,

Costa Concordia Salvage Engineer to Keynote Robotics Conference

Phil Reed, one of the architects behind the Costa Concordia wreck removal, to deliver keynote at Pottstown Underwater Robotics Conference; expert on difficult,

Cruise Ship Passenger Medevaced off US

A cruise ship passenger suffering stroke symptoms was medevaced by U.S. Coast Guard personnel approximately 200 miles east of Wilmington, North Carolina. The

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