Under the slogan of 'Fluß meets Meer' (German for 'River meets the sea'), A-ROSA Flussschiff and Celebrity Cruises have teamed up for a new road show campaign targeting Germans. In other news, Portugal's Douro River is joining A'Rosa's destinations.

When it comes to China, Frank Del Rio thinks 'the bloom is off that rose,' however the Eastern Mediterranean's recovery could have a profoundly positive impact on the cruise business. As for Cuba, there's enough demand for five or six ships a day in Havana, if adequate infrastructure were available.

Spending on luxury cruises ballooned 14% in 2017, the highest increase among eight categories of luxury goods, including cars, fine wines and spirits, fine food, personal goods, hospitality, designer furniture and fine art.

Signature Travel Network’s initiative, Embark, offers a new, comprehensive approach to training new travel advisers.

Princess Cruises held a cooking challenge for travel agents in Malaysia as part of its ongoing relationship-building programme with the local travel industry community.

 

A record 580 delegates attended Cruise360 Australasia at Hyatt Regency Sydney on Friday, including a record 90 from New Zealand.

The keynote speaker at Cruise360 Australasia said being creative and original impacts the guest experience and an example could be an Australian company taking Norwegian Cruise Line’s lead by buying a private island.

At a lunch in the Poolside Cafe on the fringe of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden overlooking the Royal Australian Navy base at Woolloomooloo, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ svp and md Asia Pacific, Steve Odell, told media how he hired Andy Stuart.

CLIA is launching the global campaign #ChooseCruise, running throughout September and October in the UK, and globally throughout October, to reach travel agents, consumers and media.

TUI Cruises announced this year's sales blitz will focus on promoting Mein Schiff Herz (currently Mein Schiff 2).

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