Sapphire Princess set off from Singapore en route to Southampton today, decked out in Princess Cruises' new livery and upgrades to accommodations, entertainment, kids' facilities, the spa and retail areas completed during a two-week dry dock.
MSC Cruises is the first cruise line to receive the 8 Golden Pearls notation from international classification society Bureau Veritas for sustainable and environmental stewardship and covering quality, health, safety and environmental (QHSE) management on board MSC Meraviglia.
Silversea became the latest upscale line to extend free, unlimited Wi-Fi to passengers booking any category accommodation, on all ships, including those in its expedition fleet—though not everybody is entitled to high-speed Internet. This starts with voyages sailing in April.
Hotelbeds Group announced the sale of its Destination Management division, including Intercruises Shoreside & Ports Services, to TUI Group as it continues to focus on strategic bedbank core.
‘My three years in Singapore have passed by too quickly,’ Sean Treacy, md, Asia Pacific told Seatrade Cruise News during a recent interview in The Lion City.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, has been selected to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) hosted by the US secretary of defense.
Celestyal Cruises appointed three new members to its North American team. Maria Moreau is brand marketing and social media executive; Roger Poulard is business development manager, Northeast US and Eastern Canada; and Kelly Predmesky is business development manager, Southeast US and Caribbean.
Poseidon Expeditions, specialist in Arctic and Antarctica cruises, is sponsoring a symposium at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, that will address polar issues including climate change.
Fincantieri posted a €53m profit on record high revenues exceeding €5bn in 2017. The profit was up 279% from the €14m in 2016, while revenues climbed to €5.02bn, 13% higher than the €4.43bn the year before.