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

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

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

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.”

Majestic Princess Xiamen

The bright future of cruise industry

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

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.

Crystal River Cruises to train its captains with high-tech simulators

Crystal River Cruises will be the first in the river cruise industry whose captains will complete their training and assessments in a state-of-the-art simulator. The training will take place at the Simwave simulator center in the Netherlands as part of an agreement between Netherlands-based Simwave and Crystal parent company Genting Hong Kong, when the simulator is completed in November.

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Robb Report selects Crystal Mozart as the Best of the Best

Crystal Mozart

The first stunning vessel of Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line™, has earned top recognition from one of the most distinguished authorities on luxury lifestyle. According to Robb Report, Crystal Mozart is among the “Best of the Best” travel experiences available to discerning travelers, in a spotlight piece that highlights the return of “slow travel”.

MSC Meraviglia was christened by Sophia Loren

On Saturday, June 3, MSC Cruises christens the biggest ship to be built by a European ship owner. The latest wonder in the MSC Cruises fleet, MSC Meraviglia was christened in a glittering ceremony by international screen legend and godmother of all of MSC Cruises’ ships, Sophia Loren.

Sophia Loren MSC Meraviglia

Comparison of cruise prices in 2016 vs 2017

cruise balconyA new cruise industry study reveals that cruise prices this summer is up to 10 percent cheaper than last year. The study finds out stable average prices for interior cabins and price reductions between 6% for balcony cabins and up to 10% for oceanview staterooms. However, prices rise for suites.

Holland America Line to Sail to Cuba

ms koningsdamHolland America Line has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, starting with the Dec. 22, 2017, 12-day holiday cruise aboard ms Veendam.

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