Viking Marine Services (part of Viking Recruitment Ltd, UK) has opened a full-time dedicated office in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, which will focus on yacht recruitment, yacht crew management, cruise ship recruitment and cruise ship crewing services.

Home-based travel franchise Dream Vacations (formerly CruiseOne) announced its new #PartnershipGoals initiative to recruit expert travel agents.

Transcoma Cruises, part of Transcoma Shipping agency, active across all ports in mainland Spain as well as in the Canaries, the Balearics, and Gibraltar, has had a busy start to the 2018 Mediterranean cruise season handling arrivals by Holland America Line's Prinsendam, Koningsdam and Oosterdam, Princess Cruises' Pacific (en route to Fort Lauderdale) and Crown Princess(cruising in the Med until November) as well as P&O Cruises' Azura.

 

Two new consortia partners, Signature Travel Network and Ensemble Travel Group, joined Carnival Cruise Line's 2018 Executive Partner Advisory Board.

A seven-day round cruise from Brisbane to New Caledonia and Vanuatu on October 19 aboard P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Aria is the venue for CLIA Australasia’s Masters Conference this year.

President and CEO Royal Caribbean International Michael Bayley shook his head when asked if he is worried about overcapacity in China.

Azamara Club Cruises' Travel Agent Appreciation Month features a new newsletter with sales tips from president and CEO Larry Pimentel, customizable collateral, emails and social media messaging and an updated World Academy.

Josephine Kling, co-founder of Landry & Kling Global Cruise Events more than three decades ago, will be stepping down as president effective April 27.

For a limited time, Pearl Seas Cruises is offering travel agents a 20% commission on fall 2018 Cuba sailings.

Celestyal Cruises appointed three new members to its North American team. Maria Moreau is brand marketing and social media executive; Roger Poulard is business development manager, Northeast US and Eastern Canada; and Kelly Predmesky is business development manager, Southeast US and Caribbean.

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