Environmental organizations and the global shipping industry, including Cruise Lines International Association, are calling for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of noncompliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020.
In a restructuring at TUI Cruises, Tine Oelmann takes over as director of the newly created destination management & operations division assuming responsibility for shore excursions, activities and business development and Dennis Tetzlaff is now director of the newly created nautical fleet division. Both report to Ferdinand Strohmeier, vp, operations.
Star Cruises will transform 50,764gt SuperStar Gemini into a floating hotel from February 7 to 16, 2018 berth alongside at Sanya Phoenix Island International Port where guests can experience a unique Chinese New Year.
Seatrade Cruise Global's keynote 'State of the Global Cruise Industry' session will feature a bonus panel with the leaders of two dynamic new cruise brands: Virgin Voyages and The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
The Port Authority of Jamaica has contracted the floating pier system, SeaWalk, for use at historic Port Royal, opening the opportunity for cruise ships to visit this fascinating destination without impacting its fragile environment.
Seabourn Ovation will enter service in the spring with a world-class art collection curated by ArtLink at the invitation of the ship's designer, Adam D. Tihany.
Kristian Anderson, SVP global sales at Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, has been named chair of Cruise Lines International Association's Trade Relations Committee.