Azamara Club Cruises' third ship will enter service in Europe in August 2018 following a 'massive' drydock refurbishment, president and CEO Larry Pimentel told Seatrade Cruise News.

Three years ago Cruise the Saint Lawrence embarked on a cruise passenger welcome policy adopted by all nine of its member ports. This has entailed assessment, training and annual evaluation of hundreds of criteria including infrastructure, human resources and the quallty of activities offered.

The keel laying of Hanseatic inspiration, the second of Hapag Lloyd Cruises‘ new expedition ships, was held on Wednesday at the Vard shipyard in Romania.

Since China’s Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD) ventured into cruise ship drydocking and repair at the start of 2015, the yard has been making steady headway in this growing segment.

Senior Costa Cruises officials and singing superstar Shakira kicked off her Fundación Pies Descalzos' (Barefoot Foundation's) latest project, building a school in Cartagena, Colombia, during an event in Barcelona.

Carnival Corp. & plc announced a 12% increase in its quarterly dividend to 45 cents per share, up from 40 cents per share.

Capitalizing on her penchant for luxury travel and brands, former Crystal Cruises CEO and president Edie Rodriguez is embarking on a new role with Ponant.

SeaDream Yacht Club's reservations department is now available on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST, in addition to Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

When the larger MSC Splendida arrives for its new China service in May 2018, year-round ship MSC Lirica will have just redeployed to the eastern Mediterranean to launch a new itinerary for MSC Cruises.

Norwegian Cruise Line said exhaust gas cleaning systems were successfully retrofitted on Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Jade. The company has now retrofitted seven ships with scrubbers. Plus, 2018's new Norwegian Bliss has the system.

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