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Cruise industry booms in Asia

cruise thailandWhilst the US remains the world’s leading source market for cruise passengers, Asia is emerging as a major market for the cruise industry. All eyes will be on Asia in the coming years as the increase of passengers across the region is enormous; with 3.1 million guests taking cruises from Asia in 2016, a 55% increase on 2015.

Thomson Cruises sets sail under a new name

Thomson Cruises, part of the TUI Group, has announced that later this month it will embark on the biggest evolution in the company’s history as it is rebranded to Marella Cruises. The move comes at the same time as Thomson changes to TUI later this month.

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Holland America Line offers month long promotions in October

hal logoHolland America Line shows its support to October’s National Plan a Cruise Month organized by Cruise Lines International Association. The cruise line, which is a division of Carnival Corporation, celebrates 2017 Plan a Cruise Month with two Premium promotions.

Crystal River Cruises Announces New Itineraries for 2019

Crystal River Cruises, The World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line, has released its enhanced schedule of 2019 voyages, with more seven-day options in addition to the traditional 10-, 11-, 14- and 16-day routes.

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Silversea plans to lengthen Silver Spirit

ship legtheningFincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one by diversification and innovation will lengthen ultra-luxury travel innovator Silversea’s Silver Spirit. Starting in early March next year, Silver Spirit will be lengthened by inserting a prebuilt 49-foot-long midsection housing 6 Silver Suites, 26 Veranda Suites and 2 Panorama Suites. Technical upgrades will also be implemented.

Port of Seattle reached the million-passenger milestone

Two cruisers on Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam found themselves at the center of an impromptu party this Saturday as the Port of Seattle celebrated its one-millionth passenger to pass through Seattle’s cruise terminals during the 2017 season.

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Italian Fincantieri to build a new cruise ship to Cunard

Fincantieri S.p.A., Italy will to build a new ship for the luxury cruise brand Cunard. The ship will join the Cunard fleet in 2022. The new 113,000 GRT (Gross Registered Tonnage) ship will carry 3,000 guests. The new cruise ship will be the 249th ship to fly the Cunard flag since the company’s founding in 1839.

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Queen Mary 2 hosted Transatlantic Fashion Week

Luxury cruise line Cunard flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 arrives in New York after the second annual Transatlantic Fashion Week brought together some of the most glamorous names in the fashion industry. The crossing, which left Southampton on August 31, 2017, included seven days of runway shows, inspiring talks, glamorous dinners and exclusive unveilings from fashion icons and leaders.

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Spotlight on river cruising at Seatrade Europe

river cruiseslSeatrade Europe - the leading trade event for the European cruise and river cruise industry – has put the spotlight on river cruising as part of the discussions at this important industry event running at Hamburg Messe until Friday 8 September 2017.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new ‘Free All-Inclusive for 2018’ promotion

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be launching a ‘Free All-Inclusive for 2018’ promotion on all new bookings made between 6th September and 18th October 2017 inclusive, on 50 selected sailings in 2018. This complimentary drinks package gives Fred. Olsen guests the chance to take advantage of a wide range of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks on board, all day, every day, all within the cruise price!

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The new trend: Europe’s river cruises

Europe's river cruise industry continues its growth path, with 1.36 million cruise passengers sailing on Europe's rivers in 2016, up 2.7 percent from the previous year. Almost 39 percent of last year's guests came from the US and Canada.

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Photo Competition: Win A Seven Night Cruise For Two!

Variety Cruises has announced that they will once again be holding a photo competition for passengers that travel aboard their vessels in 2017. All you need to do is sending your high-resolution photos to the company. See details below.

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