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The International Maritime Organization has approved global binding regulations aimed at enhancing safety of navigation in polar areas. This means new requirements for passenger ships.
Commissioners sink soccer stadium plan at PortMiami
Miami-Dade County commissioners voted against a proposal by David Beckham to locate a soccer stadium at PortMiami.
Travel veterans Severini, Rodney, Mancini launch consultancy
Veteran cruise line executives John Severini and Art Rodney along with travel educator Marc Mancini formed a consultancy for travel and tourism businesses.
Maritime specialist ISS GMT opened an office in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Located at the heart of the Mallorcan yachting community, the office is within the Global Building at STP,…
Liz Tauck Walters is godmother of Tauck riverboat Savor
Liz Tauck Walters, a board director at her family’s travel company and a granddaughter of company founder Arthur Tauck Sr., will serve as godmother to the second of Tauck’s two…
Princess Cruises president Jan Swartz was on hand to greet passengers embarking for the maiden voyage of Regal Princess on Tuesday in Venice. The seven-day inaugural sailing will call at…
Standard and Poor's raises RCL outlook to 'positive'
Standard and Poor's Ratings Services raised its outlook on Royal Caribbean to 'positive' from 'stable' on the expectation of improved operating performance over the next year and affirmed the company's…
Repaired Costa Deliziosa to sail May 23 from Savona
With repairs being completed to Costa Deliziosa in Valencia, Spain, the ship is now scheduled to operate a revised cruise from Savona on May 23.
Norwegian Cruise Line said it will invest more than $250m in a program focused on spreading 'new enhancements, experiences and transformations' across the fleet as it seeks to elevate its…
Thai tour operator says Bangkok services remain normal under martial law
Destination Asia Thailand reports operations continue as normal so far in Bangkok following the Thai army's overnight surprise declaration of martial law.
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