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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. 

Livingstone Zambia maritime meeting

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.

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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