Imagine provisioning cruise ships that operate in such far-flung areas as the Northwest Passage, Greenland and Antarctica, while providing an upscale and memorable experience with regional dishes and customizing the hospitality offering for brands that carry a wide range of nationalities, from Germans and Danes to Americans, Australians and Chinese.

Honing in on several key culinary trends, an interactive (and tasty) case study in Seatrade Cruise Global's new Cruising Innovations Theater will look at enhancing the on-board experience with regional and farm-to-table cuisine to create memorable experiences for guests.

Aurora Expeditions selected CMI Leisure in Miami to handle all aspects of hotel operations, including staffing, food & beverage, housekeeping, purchasing and logistics for its new ship.

Marella Cruises has appointed Columbia Cruise Services (CCS) the technical management contract for its newest and largest ship Marella Explorer (Mein Schiff 1) and its next ship currently sailing as Mein Schiff 2.

Maritime medical service provider, VIKAND, announced it has been appointed by Cruise Management International as medical consultants to its fleet.

V.Ships Leisure has been chosen by Scenic for the technical and hotel operation management for Scenic Eclipse, which is due to be delivered in August 2018.

Regulatory approval has been confirmed for the merger of Cyprus-based ship and crew managers Columbia Shipmanagement and Marlow Navigation to form new entity Columbia Marlow, the two privately owned companies announced.


Columbia Shipmanagement together with Marlow Navigation, which are awaiting regulatory approval for a merger to create one of the world's largest shipmanagement companies, have underlined their individual commitment to a digital agenda in quality shipmanagement by signing a partnership with Lufthansa Industry Solutions.

Cruise Management International, a Miami-based passenger ship manager for technical and marine operations, announced Jim Barreiro de León has joined as president and ceo.

Miami-based SunStone Ships and China Merchants Industry Holdings signed a framework agreement to build four expedition ships with options for six more.

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