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Ernst & Young provided consulting services to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., primarily related to its Excalibur technology platform, to the tune of approximately $52m from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 1, 2018.

A cruise ship docking site at Key West's Mallory Square will be unusable for three months following damage to a mooring dolphin that may cost half a million dollars to repair.

Costa Cruises plans to name its first ship built for the Chinese market at festivities in Trieste on March 1. The 135,500gt Costa Venezia is under construction at Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard.

AmaWaterways appointed Janet Bava, most recently with Silversea Cruises, as chief marketing officer. She will be responsible for strategic and tactical marketing with a special focus on working with travel partners to develop a more personalized approach to guest communication and lead generation.

20 plus port and destination representatives from Cruise Canada New England met with UK cruise line executives today in London as part of a trade mission to UK and Germany to further promote cruising in the region.


The Port Authority of New South Wales ceo and director Grant Gilfillan, chairman of the Australian Cruise Association, hosted an end of year function Thursday night for an industry who’s who in his harbourside office with its sweeping views of the Sydney Opera House.

Addressing Cruise Britain’s first formal business event during a trip along London’s River Thames, Carnival UK chairman David Dingle spoke of Britain as a 'leading cruise nation with a very healthy and fast-developing cruise economy.'

Carnival Cruise Line's third Vista-class ship, Carnival Panorama, was launched today at Fincantieri's Marghera yard.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has partnered with Alaska Native-owned Huna Totem Corp. to develop a second cruise pier in Icy Strait Point at Hoonah. Last month NCLH president and CEO Frank Del Rio said the company was looking to make strategic investments in Alaska to ensure preferential berthing rights for its growing deployment there.

In a nod to Carnival Cruise Line history, its new 'XL'-class ship to be delivered in 2020 will be called Mardi Gras. This was the name of the first Fun Ship that entered service in 1972.

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