A social media workshop will be a highlight of CLIA Australasia 2018 Cruise 360 at Hyatt Regency Sydney on August 31.

On-the-go travel professionals now have an easier way to learn about Holland America Line through a new PartnerSHIPS Podcast series.

Carnival Cruise Line is shining a spotlight on travel agents with a new 'Loyalty Rocks!' rewards program beginning today. 'Loyalty Rocks!' succeeds the former program that concluded in March after distributing more than $1m in gift cards to agents.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is acquiring what chairman and CEO Richard Fain called 'a crown jewel,' Silversea Cruises. RCL is taking a 66.7% stake for $1bn and assuming about $500m in debt, based on an enterprise value of approximately $2bn, and Fain said he's 'thrilled beyond words.'

Travel agents can now customize up to four staterooms at once while booking individuals and groups on Espresso, the agent reservation system for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.

Global Ports Holding (GPH), operators of 14 cruise ports around the world, is expanding its ancillary services portfolio having entered into an exclusive partnership with, and simultaneously made an investment in online travel agency, Dreamlines GmbH.

Liz Gammon has been appointed general manager of TVG Travel. This new division of TVG Zimsen, daughter company of Eimskip, specialised in worldwide freight forwarding services and owner of port agency Gára, is dedicated to servicing cruise ships and luxury yachts at Icelandic ports.

 

Home-based travel agencies Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. hosted a christening ceremony—in a nod to cruise tradition—to celebrate the unveiling of their renovated corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.

Cruise Lines International Association opened registration for its annual Cruise360 conference, April 1-8, 2019, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

A funeral service will be held for Denise Blackmore, who co-founded Cruiseabout with husband Ross in 1996, at 1:15 p.m. at the North Chapel of Northern Suburbs Crematorium in Sydney on June 6.

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