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Martha Poulter, a veteran of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, was appointed SVP and chief information officer for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

MSC Cruises may be new to the party in Miami but Thursday's spectacular naming of MSC Seaside gave the city a night to remember.

Kari Tarnowski, who brings vast strategic marketing experience from the luxury cruise and hotel sectors, joined Crystal as VP marketing. 

The leaders of Carnival Corp. & plc, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and MSC Cruises will debate the state of the global cruise industry at the first of two Seatrade Cruise Global keynote panels.

Scanship won contracts from Fincantieri to supply total clean ship systems for Norwegian Cruise Line's four newbuilds.

 Extending the tourism season, improving the overall tourist experience, boosting private investment, a steady tax framework and the upgrading of port infrastructure are the basic prerequisites if Greece expects to develop its cruise sector potential, Kostis Achladitis, of the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry told Greek Tourism Expo, in Athens.

Costa Cruises is launching an international ad campaign to be aired on TV, in social media and on the web, featuring singer-songwriter Shakira.

Looking back on 2017, UK-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ group commercial director Chris Coates singled out the addition of Columbus to the fleet, new departures from Wales and Ireland ports and the introduction of multi-generational cruise as some of the highlights.

Thanos Pallis has transitioned out of his role as secretary general of MedCruise, a position he held for over four years. In the interim, Aimilia Papachristou, MedCruise advisor, will assume the role of acting secretary general for the association.

US Coast Guard veteran Stephen Metruck, who retired at the rank of rear admiral, was selected to lead the Port of Seattle as executive director following an extensive search.

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