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The Port of New Orleans is on target to surpass 1m cruise passenger movements for the fourth consecutive year in 2017 and hit record volumes for the seventh year in a row, president and CEO Brandy Christian said in her state of the port address Thursday.

Design changes made as a result of working with DNV GL have resulted in projected annual fuel savings of more than 10% for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' expedition newbuilds.

As part of Royal Caribbean's Sea Beyond technology reveal in Brooklyn this week, attendees got a look at a fuel cell of the kind ABB will be providing for a cruise ship.

A streamlined design, interactive experiences, movie theater and more comfortable pre-boarding areas feature in a newly transformed terminal at Port Everglades.

Martin Landtman, SVP marine operations for Carnival Cruise Line, will retire in 2018, while Gus Antorcha, Ben Clement and Mark Jackson were promoted, and a new strategic sourcing VP is joining the team.

Neptun Werft laid the keel for Spectrum of the Seas today in Wärnemünde, Germany. Royal Caribbean International's fourth in the Quantum series is also the first in a new Quantum Ultra design.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is chalking up a strong year despite the hurricanes, with all the major destination and customer source markets performing well, president and CEO Frank Del Rio said Thursday.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is 'very, very pleased' with the performance of Norwegian Joy. 'We're profitable in China,' Frank Del Rio told financial analysts Thursday. That's noteworthy for a brand new to the region and for a ship that's been in the market just half a year.

With Royal Caribbean's Excalibur app and Carnival Corp.'s Ocean Medallion fresh in Wall Street analysts' thoughts, Frank Del Rio was asked today where Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings stands 'in terms of trying to keep up?'

Despite the recent US government policy change and a travel warning for Cuba, the destination 'remains the star of the show' for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Frank Del Rio said Thursday.

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