Mystic Cruises is set to name its first ocean-cruise newbuild, World Explorer, during star-studded festivities Saturday night in Portugal with supermodel, singer and songwriter Carla Bruni as the godmother. But the company isn't stopping there.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, was inducted into Cruise Lines International Association's 2019 Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement. Avoya Travel joins as travel agency innovator and Lucinda Beldon, Dream Vacations, Stingray Travel, as elite cruise counselor.

Costa Cruises is increasing its number of calls to Valletta in 2020

 

 

The west coast of Australia is a new addition to Europa 2’s 2020/21 itineraries recently announced by Hapag Lloyd Cruises. Other cruises will head for the Mediterranean, western and northern Europe, the Caribbean, Oceania, Asia and across the Indian Ocean to Africa.

American Cruise Lines is calling the third new vessel in its modern riverboat series American Jazz. Due in 2020, it follows this year's American Harmony and 2018's American Song.

V.Ships Leisure is partnering with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to provide a tailored suite of management services related to the sourcing of qualified deck, engine and hotel crew, marine procurement, compliance support with maritime rules and regulations, and technical support.

Costa Venezia, currently sailing from Dubai to Singapore en-route for homeporting in Shanghai, is set to impress Chinese passengers with a taste of authentic Venetian style.

MSC Cruises announced Christian Hein has been appointed managing director for MSC Kreuzfahrten, its Munich-based business for Germany.

For a whole month, on board Costa Diadema, during stopovers in Civitavecchia on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, special events will be organised to promote Italian cheese, Pecorino Romano.

MSC Poesia departed Salvador, Brazil, Thursday at the end of the southern hemisphere summer season when the country posted a 15% passenger spike.

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