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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…
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…
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…
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.…
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.
American Cruise Lines launched a paddlewheeler being built for the Mississippi River at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Md.
Celebrity sponsors Lincoln Center outdoor summer events
Celebrity Cruises partnered with New York City's Lincoln Center to sponsor a pair of popular outdoor events: A Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors.
Tobago's cruise passenger count is expected to more than double in the 2014/15 season, to 42,000 passengers up from 18,000, and much higher numbers are forecast in the coming years…
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