Chile and Panama are working together to develop and promote Pacific itineraries that support the new cruise terminal under construction at Amador near Panama City and the proposed new Valparaíso pier where cruise ships would get priority.
Galveston, Texas, among the busiest US homeports, is seeking to grow its cruise ship transit calls.
Oceania Cruises appointed Morgane Beltaief as the new director of strategic accounts. Beltaief hails from AmaWaterways where she was most recently director of national accounts.
Adelaide’s SeaLink Travel Group has appointed Laura Wadsworth of Auckland-based Sunseeker Travel Marketing and Representation as its new sales representative in New Zealand.
American Cruise Lines appointed travel industry veterans Andy Magistrale and Cindy Christen as business development managers for the Southeast region and the Northwest region, California and Arizona.
Kristian Anderson, SVP global sales at Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, has been named chair of Cruise Lines International Association's Trade Relations Committee.
Hurtigruten appointed Angel Moledo as VP customer sales & service for the Americas, based in its Seattle regional headquarters.
Carnival Cruise Line has begun paying travel agents commission for wedding package sales and is offering wave season bonuses.
Crystal enhanced its Partner Resource Center and updated its Travel Agent University to represent each brand experience, including ocean, river, yacht expedition and air.
Seatrade Cruise Global will return to the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center in 2019 after a three-year stint at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The dates are April 8-11.