To ensure a warm welcome for cruise passengers, the Montréal Cruise Committee held a familiarization briefing for taxi drivers on Monday.
Rostock-based AIDA Cruises appointed Dr Ali Arnaout as cfo & svp business development, as successor to Paul Soulsby who was promoted to svp shared services of Genoa-based Costa Group in January.
Windstar Cruises' all-suite Star Pride debuted Monday in Barcelona during a christening ceremony and pierside fiesta prior to the inaugural voyage to Spain, France and Italy. The former Seabourn Pride is the first of Seabourn's original three vessels joining Windstar.
The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation hosted an event on board Carnival Breeze at PortMiami to support the work of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The national nonprofit, which provides young children and their low-literate parents the opportunity to learn together, is marking its 25th anniversary this year with a series of special events.
AIDAluna emerged Monday from a nine-day drydock at Blohm+Voss in Hamburg that included the installation of an exhaust gas scrubber and an updated photo shop.
Marc Miller has been promoted to senior manager, deployment & itinerary planning for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Carnival Liberty sailed over the weekend on its inaugural voyage from Port Canaveral, where it joins the recently deployed Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Sensation. Carnival Liberty replaces the smaller Carnival Ecstasy at the Central Florida port.
Norwegian Breakaway's return to New York was delayed by three hours Sunday before tugs towed the ship to its Pier 88 berth after it stood by in the Hudson River amid strong currents.