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Cruise Travel

Americans forget how to sleep

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bed vacationLeading up to National Relaxation Day on August 15, Princess Cruises has released the results of its eighth annual Relaxation Report, which has revealed that when it comes to relaxation and sleep, many Americans are in need of a wakeup call.

Cruise ship arrivals increase in Acapulco, Mexico

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Acapulco announces a massive increase in the number of new cruise ship arrivals throughout 2017. The city’s port is expected to welcome 32 ships this year, versus 18 for 2016, a 78 percent increase.

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AmaWaterways names Filomena Andre as Godmother of its Newest Ship

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Filomena AndreAmaWaterways announced that highly-respected travel industry leader Filomena Andre will serve as Godmother of its newest European ship, AmaLea. Andre will “bless” the 154-guest ship alongside AmaWaterways’ executive team during a Christening ceremony in Vilshofen, Germany in May 2018.

New Duty-Free Stores opens at Singapore Cruise Center

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DFS dutyfree SingaporeCruiseCenterDFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has unveiled its updated duty-free stores at Singapore Cruise Centre (SCC). For the first time, SCC consolidated a number of its existing duty-free concessions across six categories including wines, spirits and tobacco, beauty and confectionary into a single contract.

Cunard welcomes same-sex couples

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cunard celebrationCunard has welcomed its first booking by a same-sex couple following a recent Supreme Court ruling enabling same-sex marriages in Bermuda, where Cunard’s fleet of ships is registered.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines starts 7-night ‘Lochs of Scotland’ sailing

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest ship Black Watch is due to commence her cruise season from Rosyth, for Edinburgh, Scotland on 14th August 2017, with a seven-night ‘Lochs of Scotland’ sailing. In total, Fred. Olsen will be offering eight cruises from Edinburgh (Rosyth) aboard Black Watch this year, until 14th October 2017– an increase of one turnaround call since 2016.

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Seatrade Europe to focus on challenges with the arrival of with mega ships and tightened security

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seatrade europe logoSeatrade Europe, taking place in Hamburg from 6-8 September, has a dedicated conference session with a unique and new format. With the number of cruise ships deployed in Europe increasing each year, ports and destinations are under increasing pressure to accommodate the influx of ships and passengers, as well as larger ships and new technologies, the conference sessions will offer insight from key industry leaders.

New Families Savings on Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Sailings

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royal princess topdeckPrincess Cruises announced a special offer for third and fourth guests to make it easy to bring family and friends onboard. For all Ocean Medallion™ Caribbean cruises on Regal Princess® and Royal Princess®, sailing November 2017 – April 2018, Princess is offering a special $99 price for third and fourth passengers.

Newest member of Princess Cruises fleet arrives in China

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Majestic Princess, the newest flagship in the Princess Cruises fleet, arrived in Xiamen, China, after a 37-day journey along the Silk Road Sea Route. The arrival also marked the successful completion of the cultural programs and performances for guests aboard the Majestic Princess under the theme “Telling the Chinese Story along the Silk Road Sea Route.”

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The bright future of cruise industry

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Celebrity SolsticeThe cruise ship orders are increasing and the current orderbook value standing at US $47.6billion. In addition to the ever increasing number of cruise ships on order, the cruise lines are also investing heavily in refurbishment of their existing ships, with US $1.5billion spent on cruise ship refurbishment in 2016 alone.

Captain Cook Cruises to Operate ICC Ferry Service

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captaincook CockleBay BlackwattlerBayCaptain Cook Cruises have been granted permission by the NSW State Government, to commence a ferry service to and from the International Convention Centre (ICC) wharf. The Ferry will commence in just a few weeks and will operate daily from early morning to evening between the ICC, Barangaroo and Circular Quay.





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