Carnival Foundation, in partnership with Carnival Corp. & plc, is providing a $2.5m gift over five years to support The Nature Conservancy's global marine protection priorities.

Genting Hong Kong arranged the equivalent of US$1.6bn in German state-guaranteed loans for its pair of 150,000gt Star Cruises newbuilds at Meyer Werft.

A 120mtr long and 60mtr high block that will make up Royal Caribbean International’s Anthem of the Seas was transferred out of a building hall in Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Papenburg.

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven has bagged a major 76-day refit of Phoenix Seereisen’s Artania, including re-engining and adding balconies. The work will take place between September 29 and December 6this year.

 

P&O Cruises has enhanced its speciality culinary offering on Britannia with the introduction of international cheese judge and expert Charlie Turnbull.

London-based Noble Caledonia has acquired a third sister for its fleet. Joining Island Sky and Caledonian Sky later this year will be Sea Explorer. All three vessels were formerly part of the original Renaissance Cruises fleet of eight.

Forth Ports Cruise welcomed Cunard’s Queen Victoria to its new cruise ship anchorage near Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh.

Chris Allen, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s associate vp of global deployment and itinerary planning, and John Stoll, vp land programs for Crystal Cruises, have been named as keynote speakers for Cruise New Zealand 2014 in Napier on August 8.

Timed to occasions from Father's Day to graduations, Princess Cruises' 'Dads & Grads Celebration Sale' offers savings up to 35% per person plus up to $100 in on-board credit. The sale runs through June 19.

Cunard Line opened sales for the nine new single-occupancy staterooms on board Queen Elizabeth, effective from the Dec. 16 sailing.

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