Costa Crociere is preparing to celebrate Italian Republic Day on June 2 aboard its 14 Italian-flagged ships. Passengers will be invited to toast the playing of the national anthem.

Costa Diadema, built on the Carnival Dream platform with an extra deck and the bow and stern rounded to make a more classical look, has a modified general arrangement to give new restaurant choices, an elevated Lido dining experience and an ample outdoor promenade that opens indoor spaces to al fresco cabana areas.

Silversea Cruises promoted three key sales figures for the Americas. Kim Guimaraes, Kris Endreson and Phil Flad all moved up.

35 coordinators from search and rescue centers linked to the Atlantic Ocean, north of the Equator, gathered for a seminar in Stavanger. The main focus was mass evacuation of passengers and crew at sea.

Seabourn Legend and Louis Aura called at Le Havre for the first time on May 27.

Ports de la Generalitat is set to welcome 53 ships and 41,000 passengers to the Western Med ports of Palamós, Roses and Sant Carles de la Ràpita this year.

Holland America Line launched a Facebook sweepstakes that will award a seven-day cruise for two in a verandah stateroom to Europe, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Mexico or Alaska.

Princess Cruises' 2015-16 'Exotics' program includes the line's second consecutive 111-day world cruise sailing round-trip from North America plus grand Asia, West Africa and South America programs. As earlier reported, Princess will also have its biggest Australia/New Zealand deployment and varied Asia sailings.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has broken ground on its previously announced new cruise terminal at Bayonne, N.J.'s Cape Liberty Cruise Port.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. appointed a veteran of South America's airline industry as Pullmantur's new president and ceo. Jorge Vilches will be responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the brand and will report directly to Royal Caribbean chairman and ceo Richard Fain.

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