Ponant has eliminated the use of heavy fuel oil and replaced it with low sulfur marine gas oil nearly one year before required by international regulations.

Quark Expeditions teamed with Passport Online to make its schedules and pricing for trips to the Arctic and Antarctica available on thousands of travel agency websites.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. plans to release fourth quarter 2018 earnings on Jan. 30.

Passengers can indulge in a specialty coffee blend created exclusively for Holland America Line in partnership with Beukenhorst Coffee USA. The West Palm Beach, Florida, micro-facility of the Dutch coffee house Beukenhorst Koffie worked with HAL to introduce Rotterdam 1873, a small-batch roasted coffee blend.

River cruises are currently one of the hottest trends in cruising and draw a significant number of first-timers. And Alaska continues as the top growth destination for cruising a third year running.

Hurtigruten appointed Robert Cao as global director of charter & incentive sales. He is based in Miami and a member of the Americas leadership team, reporting to Hurtigruten Americas president William Harber.

TUI Cruises took delivery of its latest newbuild, Mein Schiff 2, from Meyer Turku during festivities at Kiel's Ostseekai cruise terminal Tuesday morning. A number of German members of parliament were on hand.

Princess Cruises' MedallionClass experience will be implemented aboard Royal Princess, Crown Princess and Sky Princess this year. They'll join Caribbean Princess in offering personalized experiences facilitated by a wearable device and, starting Feb. 17, Regal Princess.

Canaveral Port Authority commissioners on Wednesday are to consider authorizing port officials to negotiate contracts for improvements to two cruise terminals needed to accommodate Disney Cruise Line's Triton-class newbuilds.

CLIA UK & Ireland has announced that the second keynote speaker at its three-day conference, taking place in Southampton from May 15-17, will be Virgin Voyages’ president and ceo Tom McAlpin.

 

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