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Holland America Line to launch its Newbuild Nieuw Statendam in Nov. 2018

HAL Nieuw Statendam Coin CeremonyIn anticipation of the upcoming float-out of ms Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line held the ship’s coin ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following Italian shipbuilding tradition, Anne Marie Bartels, a member of Holland America Line’s esteemed President’s Club, served as the ship’s Madrina and participated in the festivities.

Puerto Rico welcomes the first cruise passengers in style

Puerto Rico paradePuerto Rico celebrated on Nov. 30 the first day of cruise calls since rebounding from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and they along with the more than 7,000 cruisers did just that, celebrating with authentic Puerto Rican style during not only a parade through the historic cobblestone streets of Old San Juan displaying some of the destination’s culture, but also opportunities for the passengers to get hands-on experiences of it.

Carnival's new ship: Carnival Panorama

carnival panoramaCarnival Panorama has been chosen as the name of Carnival Cruise Line’s new 133,500-ton ship scheduled to debut in fall 2019. Carnival Panorama will join its sister ships – Carnival Vista, which entered service in 2016, and Carnival Horizon, set to debut April 2, 2018. The three 3,954-passenger Vista-class ships are the largest ever constructed for Carnival Cruise Line.

Royal Caribbean announces more sailings to Cuba in 2018

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Royal Caribbean International will double its opportunities for a Cuba adventure next summer, with two ships sailing to the island nation – Majesty of the Seas and Empress of the Seas – and two new destinations added to itineraries.

American Cruise Lines Announces Theme Cruises for 2018 - 2019 Season

American Cruise Lines announces a fabulous line - up of theme cruises for the 2018 - 2019 cruise season. The new schedule includes a variety of theme cruises which explore , in - depth, the most intriguing aspects of American heritage and culture.

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Dubai to host Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

seatrade middle east cruise forumLeading cruise line representatives are set to meet with a network of senior government representatives and key cruise industry stakeholders at next month’s Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum, taking place at Lapita™; located within Dubai Parks and Resorts – the hosts of this year’s event.

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Port and Maritime sector

Industry leaders in Port and Maritime Operations of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMEASA) meeting on the banks of the Zambezi River in Livingstone Zambia joined hands with the African Union through its Department for Women Gender and Development to mark 16 days of Activism at the annual investor forum on November 22 & 23, 2017. 

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Beyond Cruises launches Small-Ship Cruising in Iceland for 2018

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Beyond Cruises by Group IST will launch Iceland as one of their new small-ship cruising destinations in 2018. The seven-day Iceland itinerary features some of the nation’s beautiful and exclusive locations, authentic Icelandic delicacies, and informative excursions that will infuse the culture and history of the nation with entertaining tours and activities.

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