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Maritime medical service provider, VIKAND, announced it has been appointed by Cruise Management International as medical consultants to its fleet.

Voyages to Antiquity announced a new 2018-19 winter season featuring a return to Asia and Africa, last featured during winter 2015-16.

Marella Cruises announced a new onboard partnership with the UK’s biggest health spa, Champneys. The collaboration will be a first for both brands.

Celestyal Cruises is extending its 2018 cruise season with two extra 3-day Aegean cruises, departing November 2 and November 9, and with two extra 4-day cruises, departing October 29 and November 5.

Pullmantur Cruises added a new menu of gluten-free and lactose-free meals across all ships.

The cruise line is offering up to ten starters, ten main dishes and six desserts replacing milk or egg products in classic recipes that include olive oil, cream of soy and other non-dairy products.

Passengers are requested to indicate their needs at time of booking.

‘At Pullmantur Cruises we want all of our passengers to enjoy their vacations with complete peace of mind and to feel at home. For this reason, we have thought of all the people who have the need to adapt their diet avoiding both gluten and lactose and we have incorporated an extensive menu carefully designed for them,’ remarked president and ceo, Richard J. Vogel.

The menu of gluten-free and lactose-free food includes the possibility of tasting menus of chicken, veal or lamb meat; of fish, such as hake or grilled salmon, and various types of pasta, including spaghetti with seafood, fusilli in basil oil and lasagna.

In addition, four types of salads are offered: chicken, tomato with onion and black olives, and varieties of lettuce with tomato, avocado and herb vinaigrette or with green beans, tuna, tomato and onion.

For the sweet tooth, the dessert menu includes everything from fruit salad to gluten-free banana and chocolate crepes, vanilla cakes with strawberry or chocolate cream with warm vanilla sauce, pear poached in red wine coated with pistachio and tofu cream with chocolate.


Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships will undergo multi-million pound refits this winter – in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 cruise season.

One of cruising's most important destinations, the US Virgin Islands, has returned to the cruise charts following a monumental recovery effort.

A fire Thursday night in the engine room of Pacific Northwest riverboat American Empress was quickly contained and put out by the crew, with no injuries.

A brand new musical stage production of 'Beauty and the Beast' has premiered aboard Disney Dream's Nov. 6 cruise. The show interlaces classic storytelling elements with cutting-edge technology, lavish costumes and puppetry.

Resurrecting tourism after a natural disaster isn’t easy. There’s the perception that everything is destroyed or closed, and when visitors stay away the destination loses badly needed income to put people back to work and fund recovery.

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