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  • Silversea introduces new Galapagos luxury expedition

    Published on : Saturday, June 18, 2016

    Starting March 25, 2017, luxury expedition cruise specialist Silversea will alternate two new seven-night Galápagos itineraries approved by the Galápagos National Park Service. The 100-guest, all-suite Silver Galapagos will operate both itineraries sailing Saturday to Saturday, with San Cristóbal as …

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  • Star Cruises Chefs Win at the Prestigious Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific, brought home a total of seven medals, including one silver and six bronzes, during the biennial Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2016 .     Touted by the international community as …

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  • Expedia CruiseShipCenters recognized as leading travel marketing partner

    Published on : Friday, April 8, 2016

    Expedia CruiseShipCenters – part of the Expedia group, one of the largest travel companies in the world – announced it has been recognized as the Marketing Partner of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line, in addition to being named Canadian …

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  • MSC Cruises Signs Letter of Intent for Construction of a New Advanced Next-Generation Prototype That Will Include Up To Four Over 200,000 GRT LNG-Propelled Ships

    Published on : Friday, April 8, 2016

    MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, announced earlier today that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with STX France for the construction of up …

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  • Norwegian Cruise Line unveils company’s first purpose-built ship for China

    Published on : Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    Norwegian Cruise Line revealed features and amenities for Norwegian Joy, its most innovative and luxurious ship ever, built and styled exclusively for Chinese guests, arriving Summer 2017. Home porting in Shanghai & Tianjin (Beijing), Norwegian Joy was designed by the …

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  • Royal Caribbean extends Ovation of the Seas’ maiden Australian season

    Published on : Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    Royal Caribbean International made a double announcement regarding Australia’s very first new-build cruise ship, the ground-breaking US$1 billion Ovation of the Seas.     The company revealed that the newest, biggest and most technologically advanced ship for Australia will now …

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  • New study reveals over 1 million Australians took a cruise holiday in 2014

    Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    CLIA in a new study of the cruise market has revealed that the number of cruise passengers from Australia in 2014 has crossed the 1 million mark for the first time.   According to the study, cruise passengers grew by …

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  • Habsburg Princess Christens Uniworld’s newest masterpiece, S.S. Maria Theresa, in Amsterdam

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2015

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s newest masterpiece, the exquisite S.S. Maria Theresa, was christened by her Godmother, Princess Anita von Hohenberg, during an elegant ceremony in Amsterdam. Princess Anita, a direct descendent of Maria Theresa, was joined by Guy Young, …

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  • Royal Caribbean introduces a new ship for the growing Chinese vacation market

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Furthering the cruise line’s commitment to growing the China vacation market, Royal Caribbean International announced that Tianjin, China, will be the new home for its third Quantum-class ship, Ovation of the Seas. The news was given by Royal Caribbean’s President …

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  • Crystal Cruises To Be Acquired By Genting Hong Kong

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Today, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha , Crystal Cruises’ parent company since its inception in 1988, announced it has entered into an agreement with Genting Hong Kong (GHK), under which Crystal Cruises will be acquired by GHK.   The acquisition is …

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  • Get inked – First North American tattoo-themed cruise sails April 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    The first-ever tattoo-themed North American cruise, Ink or Swim, will sail April 16 – 20, 2015from Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel, Mexico on Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. Produced by REBEL INK, the popular magazine highlighting tattoo lifestyle and ink …

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  • Chinese Junk Boat Makes Port Stephens Her New Home for Pleasure Cruises

    Published on : Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Visitors to popular holiday destination, Port Stephens, can now sail through the region’s dolphin-filled waters aboard an authentic three-masted Chinese junk boat – the only one operating in Australia. The newly opened Shaolin Charters aims to offer a relaxed and …

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  • FCCA Announces 2014 Children’s Essay Contest Winners

    Published on : Saturday, August 23, 2014

    The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 FCCA Children’s Essay Competition. The competition invites students from schools around the Caribbean and Latin America to submit essays on the interplay of their destination and …

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  • Azamara Club Cruises honored by Virtuoso Travel Week

    Published on : Thursday, August 21, 2014

    International luxury travel network, Virtuoso, celebrated the close of its annual Virtuoso Travel Week event with its festive gala and Virtuoso Awards, where Azamara Club Cruises was recognized as the winner of Best Niche Cruise Line.     Held at …

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  • Royal Caribbean announced a five-day WOW sale for vacationers

    Published on : Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Just because summer is drawing down doesn’t mean that vacationers should forget sunny days, blissful beaches, and surprising cultures. To help ease the transition into autumn, Royal Caribbean International announced an unprecedented five-day WOW Sale – happening Aug. 16 through …

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  • UBM buys Seatrade Communications to enhance Maritime industry offering

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    UBM, owner and organiser of Cruise Shipping Miami, Marintec China, Sea Japan, and other events serving the Cruise and General Maritime industries worldwide, today announces its acquisition of Seatrade Communications Ltd. Seatrade is recognised as a brand leader in the …

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  • Silversea to Host Rare Buccellati Exhibition

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises’ Silver Cloud will welcome Luca Buccellati, of the legendary jewellers’ family Buccellati, on board her 13 October sailing. He will present a rare exhibition of one-of-a-kind jewellery creations.Sharing in Silversea’s rich Italian heritage, the Buccellati family, who …

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  • CruiseOne Announces 900th Franchise Location

    Published on : Saturday, July 26, 2014

    CruiseOne, a leading home-based travel franchise as part of World Travel Holdings, has reached another milestone with the opening of its 900th franchise location, with more than 100 locations opening since January 2014. “While we are thrilled to achieve such …

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  • Norwegian Cruise Line Orders Two New Ships

    Published on : Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it has reached an agreement with MEYER WERFT GmbH of Germany to build two new Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships for delivery in the second quarter 2018 and the fourth quarter 2019. Each ship will …

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  • Silversea Unveils World Cruise 2016

    Published on : Thursday, July 3, 2014

    Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises opened the books today on its World Cruise 2016, an extraordinary 115-day sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Venice, departing 5 January 2016. This far-reaching cultural exploration will be hosted aboard the elegant, all-suite Silver Whisper, enabling travellers …

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