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Ponant took the opportunity of Le Lapérouse’s overnight stay in London Wednesday to showcase its newest ship and first Explorer class vessel to UK media and travel partners.

The six-year-old Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (MBCCS) is installing smart sensors, video analytics and big data managed through a central command and control system to create a smart technical solution to enhance responsiveness and elevate passengers’ experience.

The American Queen Steamboat Co. added three new Columbia River cruises this fall aboard American Empress. The five-day sailings sail round-trip from Vancouver, Washington, just across the river from Portland, Oregon.

Next summer, MSC Fantasia will spend a full day at Naples in southern Italy, giving time for such activities as sampling the seafood, pizza and, arguably, the best coffee in Italy, touring Pompeii, visiting the island of Capri, exploring Sorrento or taking in the Amalfi Coast and Ravello.

Signature Travel Network’s initiative, Embark, offers a new, comprehensive approach to training new travel advisers.

U by Uniworld is branching out with an expanded itinerary in northern France on The B ship, along with new excursions and on-board amenities—including riverboat rooftop camping—across the fleet in 2019.

Princess Cruises started with a single ship sailing from the Port of Los Angeles to Mexico in 1965. In 200 days, the cruise line welcomes Royal Princess, one of its large, newer ships that debuted in 2013.

Elisabetta De Nardo, a veteran of Silversea Cruises and Costa Crociere, is signing on with MSC Cruises as VP port development.

The Finnish interior specialist NIT has established a subsidiary company in Germany to provide support for local projects, sales and service.

Cruise Baltic launched a new website designed to give cruise lines better details of the ports and destinations in the Baltic region.




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