Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection canceled six River Countess sailings after the vessel was struck by MSC Opera while alongside in Venice on Sunday.

June 4 update covers completion of repairs and additional customer care measures.

Welding works to repair damage to the hull of MSC Opera were completed Tuesday as the investigation continued into what caused the ship to lose control and ram into a Uniworld riveboat and scrape the pier in Venice Sunday morning.

Carnival Corp. will pay a $20m fine and submit to more rigorous oversight by court-appointed monitors during the next three years — among a host of other actions — to settle charges that it violated probation in a 2016 criminal pollution case.

Cruise Lines International Association's Cruise360 event for travel agents will return to Vancouver, BC, in 2020. The May 12-18 gathering will feature professional development, ship inspections, general sessions and networking.

It's official: Mystic Invest has closed on a €250m equity investment from Certares Holdings, a global travel, tourism and hospitality investment firm. An equity partner for the fast-growing Portuguese company had been anticipated.

Celebrity Equinox resumed service following a bow-to-stern modernization at Navantia Shipyard in Cádiz that added features for suite guests, innovative dining, a new spot for craft beers/cocktails, refreshed staterooms, science programming for youngsters and advanced technology.

Calls for banning cruise ships from the Giudecca Canal were renewed after an MSC Cruises ship lost control when docking at Venice Passenger Terminal Sunday morning, striking the pier and ramming Uniworld Boutique River Cruises' River Countess.

On June 16, people around the world will carry out cleanups in their local environments to mark the birthday of Sarah Auffret, who dedicated many years of her life to protecting the environment, particularly the marine environment in polar regions.

Michael Thamm, chairman of CLIA Europe and CEO, Costa Group and Carnival Asia, will deliver the keynote address on the opening day of Seatrade Europe, Sept. 11-13 in Hamburg.

Wednesday night's deadly collision at Budapest between a small excursion boat carrying South Korean tourists and Viking Sigyn was the second involving Viking Cruises on Europe's waterways this season.

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