Advantage Travel Partnership CEO Julia Lo Bue-Said will serve as the godmother for AmaDouro at festivities in Porto, Portugal, on April 12. She is AmaWaterways' first British godmother.

A full 100% of respondents to Avoya Travel's 2019 Wave Season Survey predict their sales will be the same or better than Avoya's record-breaking 2018 wave season and sales year.

Relatively unknown to the cruising public in France but convinced of its growth potential there, Oceania Cruises is expanding its presence in the market.

Princess Cruises will have its biggest 2020/21 season in Australia with the deployment of its second Royal-class ship, the 3,560-passenger Regal Princess.

Australasia is a 'strong and important market that we continue to invest in,’ Jan Swartz, group president of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia and New Zealand, told travel agents at the World’s Leading Cruise Lines' 2018 Partnership Summit on board Majestic Princess.

CLIA has announced that next year it will run its biggest ever river cruise roadshow for members, visiting six cities over a two-week period in March 2019.

Luxury travel network Virtuoso has singled out the five top cruise itineraries for 2019, based on a survey of its travel agencies and advisers in 50 countries.

Following the recent end of the SkySea Cruise Line joint venture and Norwegian Cruise Line’s decision to move its built-for-China ship, Norwegian Joy, to Alaska in spring 2019, there are concerns China’s cruise industry is on the decline after a decade of double-digit growth. However, the central government authorities and major cruise lines gave a differing and more bullish view during Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific on Wednesday.

Carnival Corp.’s five North American brands are tapping into one of the top business schools in the US to strengthen the support their business development managers provide to travel agents.

Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.—all part of World Travel Holdings—kicked off their weeklong 2018 National Conference aboard Norwegian Bliss. The ship departed Saturday from Los Angeles on a Mexican Riviera cruise that will be home to 1,000 travel professionals as they immerse themselves in continuing their education.

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