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Australians asked to re-name HAL ships transferring to P&O fleet

Australians have been asked to rename Holland America Line’s Ryndam and Statendam that will transfer to P&O Cruises Australia’s fleet in November next year.

A full programme and registration for Cruise New Zealand’s second annual conference to be held in Napier on August 8 is available on

A four-minute video tells the story of Queen Elizabeth’s recent multimillion-pound refit, creating nine new single staterooms, laying more than 25,000 square metres of carpeting, replacing over 3,000 mattresses, installing 1,200 flat-screen televisions, adding new awnings on the sun decks, remodeling the Lido restaurant and Royal Arcade shopping area and, on the technical side, replacing a 65-tonne alternator.

MSC celebrates World Music Day

On World Music Day, June 21, MSC Cruises and UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, launched a new song performed by an Italian children’s choir called ‘I Can Believe – MSC for UNICEF’ to provide a soundtrack to all UNICEF awareness raising efforts on board MSC Cruises ships.

Emilio Freeman, who fostered shore excursion product development and worked to improve sales and customer service and motivate shipboard staff with incentives and educational programs, is leaving Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Costa Crociere will take 'La Notte Bianca' (White Night), a traditional summer festivity celebrated in many Italian cities, to its ships cruising the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in July.

Royal Caribbean International is taking a taste of Quantum-class 'Dynamic Dining' to Aspen as the official cruise partner of the 32nd Annual FOOD & WINE Classic, Friday through Sunday.

RSSC, Artful Travelers team on PBS cruise with 'Downton'-themed excursion

Continuing a long relationship with PBS, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and partner Artful Travelers plan a 12-night Baltic sailing featuring PBS personalities and a visit with the chatelaine of Highclere Castle where 'Downton Abbey' is filmed.

AIDA Cruises' informs last month a certified guide dog accompanied a couple on an AIDA Cruise for the first time. Nine-year-old Alfa helped her blind owner, Frank Kähms, make his way around the ship. This was a first for him and also for his wife Annelore and their Labrador Retriever Alfa, who except for a ferry ride, had never experienced traveling on a ship.

ADELTE wins SPBB for Leixões' new terminal

The Port Authority of Leixões, in Portugal's city of Porto, has contracted ADELTE to design, manufacture and install an innovative, HYDRA-model boarding bridge (SPBB) for its new cruise terminal and 340mtr long berth.

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