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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.
Seabourn Quest completes first foray along Norway's coastline
Seabourn Quest finished her first cruise along the Norwegian coastline, with North Cape as the northernmost call.
Italy approves Fincantieri prospectus, IPO set for June 16
The Italian securities and exchange commission (CONSOB) has approved the IPO prospectus of shipbuilder Fincantieri.
Pierfrancesco Vago, chairman, CLIA Europe, and executive chairman, MSC Cruises and Stavros Hatzakos - president, MedCruise and general manager, Piraeus Port Authority, will present keynote addresses at the Seatrade Med…
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