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Compagnie du Ponant announced record growth of 50% for January to May compared to the same period last year, the month of May being particularly exceptional with more than 2,200…
showHive announces new show projects for Carnival
Creative development and entertainment production firm, showHive, Inc. has been tapped by Carnival Cruise Lines to develop two new main stage production shows.
Wybcke Meier, a German travel trade professional who is currently md of the Windrose Finest Travel GmbH, will succeed Richard Vogel as ceo of TUI Cruises on October 1.
Royal Princess celebrates first year anniversary
Royal Princess, the 3,560-guest ship launched last year by HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge, marked its first year of sailing, last Friday.
In the leadup to Princess Cruises’ record 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons in Australasia, the company has launched a new trade website giving Australian and New Zealand agents 24/7 access to…
The cruise industry’s direct contribution to the combined economies of Europe grew by 4.7% to €16.2bn in 2013 with the UK economy the second highest beneficiary after Italy, according to…
Thai army lifts curfew nationwide
The curfew in Thailand, imposed after martial law was declared May 20, has been lifted in all areas, according to a Destination Asia (Thailand) update.
American Queen Steamboat Co. tapped travel veteran William 'Bill' Diebenow as svp sales, succeeding Jeff Drew, who recently retired.
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam has open a dedicated crew area on the Panoramadeck (the highest deck in the terminal, overlooking the waiting area and shops) featuring lounge chairs, powerpoints, tables and…
Month-long festival planned for Costa Diadema's inauguration
Costa Crociere will name Costa Diadema on November 7 in Genoa, where Costa Cruises was founded and has its headquarters.
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