Seatrade Cruise Global returns to Miami between April 8-11, 2019, with Expo running from April 9-11, 2019 featuring a raft of new dimensions including eight dedicated marketplaces on the show floor each with its own neighborhood of vendors and experiences to connect the right buyers and sellers.
Hurtigruten's 2007-built expedition ship Fram is set for a makeover with updated cabins and suites, new restaurants, a high-tech Science Center and more environmentally friendly engines.
Following a just-launched secondary offering of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings shares, investors Apollo Global Management and Star NCLC Holdings (a subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong) will be cashed out of the company they once controlled.
Kelly Craighead, with more than 15 years in public and private sector tourism jobs, was appointed president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association.
In a speech focusing on opportunities and challenges facing the cruise industry over the coming five years, CLIA Europe chairman David Dingle honed in on the prickly subjects of passenger head tax and custom duties, citing two recent examples where he believes a city, in one instance, and a government in the other, are viewing visiting cruise ships as ‘providers of an easy source of extra income.’
During Wednesday's keel-laying for Norwegian Encore at Meyer Werft, attendees were treated to a surprise performance from 'Kinky Boots' that revealed the Tony Award-winning show will headline the new ship's entertainment.