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It's official: Mystic Invest has closed on a €250m equity investment from Certares Holdings, a global travel, tourism and hospitality investment firm. An equity partner for the fast-growing Portuguese company had been anticipated.

Celebrity Equinox resumed service following a bow-to-stern modernization at Navantia Shipyard in Cádiz that added features for suite guests, innovative dining, a new spot for craft beers/cocktails, refreshed staterooms, science programming for youngsters and advanced technology.

Calls for banning cruise ships from the Giudecca Canal were renewed after an MSC Cruises ship lost control when docking at Venice Passenger Terminal Sunday morning, striking the pier and ramming Uniworld Boutique River Cruises' River Countess.

On June 16, people around the world will carry out cleanups in their local environments to mark the birthday of Sarah Auffret, who dedicated many years of her life to protecting the environment, particularly the marine environment in polar regions.

Some 440 frontline service providers in St. Maarten — taxi drivers, tour operators and staff from hotels, the port, tourism bureau, government buildings and immigration — were scheduled to take part in training this week. 

Michael Thamm, chairman of CLIA Europe and CEO, Costa Group and Carnival Asia, will deliver the keynote address on the opening day of Seatrade Europe, Sept. 11-13 in Hamburg.

Wednesday night's deadly collision at Budapest between a small excursion boat carrying South Korean tourists and Viking Sigyn was the second involving Viking Cruises on Europe's waterways this season.

China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) signed a contract with Miami-based SunStone Ships to build a seventh Infinity-class expedition vessel.

Global Ports Holding said it has agreed in principle to an equity partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to develop Antigua and Barbuda's cruise facilities.

A new coffee bar and lounge with sweeping sea views on Deck 14, new fabrics and carpeting in the staterooms, and Owner’s Suites restyled with furnishings from the Ralph Lauren Home Collection highlight Riviera's recent remastering.

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