Rolls-Royce has installed the Promas Lite propulsion system on SuperStar Virgo, making it the first vessel in Asia to be equipped with this fuel-saving system. Promas Lite is an integrated propeller and rudder system that increases efficiency and is designed specifically for retrofitting to existing ships.

Changi Airport Group, Singapore Tourism Board and Princess Cruises launched an initiative aimed at growing Asia’s fly-cruise segment and demand for cruises from Singapore.

Ports from Southern Europe, gathering in Castellon for the 44th MedCruise General Assembly, heard a broad range of discussion on green ports, deployment issues and shorex revenue in the Med.

Over 120 participants gathered in Castellon for the 44th MedCruise General Assembly.Located less than an hour's drive north of Valencia and three hours south of Barcelona, the Spanish port has been a member of MedCruise since 2006.

Sapphire Princess began sailing from its new summer homeport of Shanghai on Thursday, marking the first China-based program for Princess Cruises.

Addressing how the big MSC newbuilds may reshape the competitive climate, given they are headed to 'the most sought-after warm weather destinations in the Mediterranean, South America and Caribbean,' Carnival chief Arnold Donald first downplayed the impact then conceded there may be risk for pricing.

Carnival Miracle will operate year-round, week-long Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach, Calif., beginning this October that include a return to Mazatlán, among three itinerary choices, and Carnival Legend will take over Carnival Cruise Lines' Alaska program from Seattle in May 2015.

The two Spirit-class ships will also offer four Hawaii cruises in 2015/16.

STX Finland handed over TUI Cruises' first newbuild, Mein Schiff 3, on Thursday, as the cruise line's chief called for action by the Finnish government on the Turku shipyard's future.

Carnival Corp. & plc said it would invest as much as $400m to expand innovative exhaust gas cleaning technology to more than 70 vessels across its brands, up from 32 announced last year.

Anette Braekke is to head up a recently restructured marketing department at the Port of Oslo from June 1, when current cruise marketing manager Margrethe Austad steps down after 18 years to pursue new opportunities.

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