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The German Seamen’s Mission has moved into a new showcase Seafarers’ Lounge at the Ostseekai Cruise Terminal in Kiel, designed for use of ship crews.


Crystal's 'Colonial Collection' cruise delves into US history

Crystal Serenity's Nov. 5 East Coast sailing from New York to Miami highlights US history with numerous excursions focused on American heritage.

Princess discounts 'Getaway' cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Princess Cruises is offering deals on four- and five-day 'Getaway' cruises from Fort Lauderdale that depart between Aug. 23 and Oct. 27. The second passenger in a cabin gets 50% off the fare, and third and fourth passengers get up to 50% off.

City of Osaka lifts port charges for cruise ships

Japan’s Osaka has lifted port charges for visiting cruise ships, informs the Port & Harbor Bureau, City of Osaka.

Norwegian Gem is calling at Nassau on Tuesday instead of at Great Stirrup Cay as planned. The Norwegian Cruise Line ship is due to depart at midnight and begin its return to New York City to stay ahead of the storm in more pleasant weather.

Carlos Estrada and Wilkin Mes assumed greater responsibilities within Carnival Cruise Lines' port operations group following the departure of Remco Buis, who left to become director of strategic planning at Worldwide Sourcing Group.

The removal of Costa Concordia from Giglio may be nearing its final phase, but once the wreck is refloated and towed to Genoa, the dismantling is projected to stretch nearly two years.

USCG sets public workshop in Seattle on IMO Polar Code

The US Coast Guard will hold a public workshop Aug. 14 in Seattle about the development of a mandatory code for ships operating in polar waters.

Prestige Cruise Holdings expands Wärtsilä maintenance agreement

Two vessels have been added to the five-year maintenance agreement signed in 2012 between Wärtsilä and Prestige Cruise Holdings, the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The agreement now covers eight ships with a total of 35 Wärtsilä engines.

American Queen is underway after having one its Z-drives replaced in Maysville, Ky., and the paddlewheel removed and disassembled to repair the main shaft, which developed a stress fracture.

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