Michael Thamm ceo of Costa Group and Carnival Asia has been appointed as chairman of CLIA Europe from January 2019. Thamm succeeds David Dingle, chairman of Carnival UK, who has served as interim CLIA Europe chairman since summer 2018.

Carnival Cruise Line opened sales for Mardi Gras' inaugural season in summer 2020. It's an unusually varied program that takes advantage of ports that can bunker the LNG-powered ship.

Ken Muskat is returning to MSC Cruises as EVP/chief operating officer for the US market after spending the last two years as CEO of SkySea Cruise Line in Shanghai.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering savings of up to $1,500 per suite and a shipboard credit of up to $500 for booking select 2019 Alaska sailings.

A fire broke out late Monday night at Princess Cays, Princess Cruises' private island in Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Paul Gauguin Cruises is promoting a Valentine’s Day gift package with 2019 and 2020 sailings if booked between Jan. 28 and Feb. 16, 2019. And Star Clippers is sweetening the deal for couples booking any 2019 or 2020 cruise with its own romantic package, valid for new bookings made by Feb. 14 this year.

One of Silversea Cruises' most senior executives, EVP fleet operations Christian Sauleau, has left the company, Seatrade Cruise News has confirmed.

Croatia's Brodosplit shipyard on Monday cut steel for Quark Expeditions' first newbuild, a 200-passenger vessel scheduled for 2020 delivery.

Viking will introduce two new itineraries and a variety of new pre- and post-cruise extensions to its river cruise offerings in 2019, a year when the line is adding seven new European river vessels.

Update: Seatrade Cruise News has been informed the name 'Azora' will not be used for the first yacht after all.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's suites are designed to blend blend timeless elegance and a warm, inviting atmosphere.

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