Holland America Line will return to Bermuda with a limited number of seven-day cruises from Boston aboard Veendam in 2015. The ship had sailed to Bermuda from New York for a three-season stretch that ended after 2012 when the line said it had other global deployment considerations.

The Princess Cruises and Cunard Line sales team appointed Christine Kelly as business development manager to support travel agents in eastern Canada. She will oversee Toronto east, eastern Ontario and Atlantic Canada, excluding New Brunswick.

International classification society RINA has certified MSC Cruises under its Best Management Scheme.

At mid-year, Erminio Eschena, the Paris-based general manager for MSC Cruises in France, Belgium and Luxemburg, is positive about the company’s 2014 bookings.

Carnival Corp. & plc and certain subsidiaries amended an earlier loan as a $1.7bn, €500m and £150m multi-currency revolving credit agreement with a five-year term plus two one-year extension options.

Carnival Corp. & plc plans to report second quarter financial results on June 24.

After a record 2013 cruise season, Stockholm is anticipating continued success this summer; with an estimated 274 cruise ships heading to the city, carrying a total of around 470,000 passengers.

Hamburg is preparing to welcome Norwegian Escape in October 2015. Norwegian Cruise Line's 4,200 passenger newbuild, currently under construction at Meyer Werft, will make its public debut in the city on October 23, becoming the largest cruise ship to call in Hamburg.

Crystal Cruises' 2016 and early 2017 itineraries feature more maiden calls (41), more overnights (119, 40 of them 'double' overnights), more shorter cruises of five to 10 days, and an earliest-ever opportunity to book.

William Blair & Co. expects Carnival Corp.'s second quarter profit to meet the brokerage's estimate of 2 cents per share, at the high end of guidance for a loss of 2 cents to a profit of 2 cents and in line with the Wall Street consensus expectation.

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