MSC Cruises plans to equip all its ships with Total Marine Solutions' 'Ocean Guardian' tool that provides immediate access to the latest environmental regulations.

The US Coast Guard's Marine Safety Center issued a Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group of France, following a detailed review.

Environmental NGO, The Bellona Foundation, and Carnival Corporation & plc, have signed an agreement of cooperation where the parties agree to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact.

Joining the battle against plastic waste, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has partnered with Ocean Conservancy to protect and ensure the long-term health of the oceans. NCLH announced this step on World Oceans Day.

This opinion piece was written by Cindy D'Aoust, president and CEO, Cruise Lines International Association

On June 8, millions will celebrate World Oceans Day—an opportunity to reflect on the vital importance of the 71% of our globe that is essential to our lives and health, our trade and commerce, and the future of our planet. Crowds will gather worldwide to march, clean coastlines and raise awareness of the need to protect and preserve our oceans.

Silversea marked 10 years of luxury expedition cruising with a two-day gala voyage between London and Dublin. As part of that, Silver Cloud—the first vessel in the fleet, converted into an ice-class expedition ship in late 2017—crossed paths with the recently lengthened and upgraded Silver Spirit in Greenwich on Sunday.

On its journey to summer homeport Seattle, Norwegian Bliss has been breaking records every step of the way as the largest cruise ship to transit the Panama Canal and to visit the US West Coast. Today at Pier 66 Bliss is turning heads, stopping joggers and bikers in their tracks and getting photographed like crazy.

During Ports Australia's 46th biennial conference at the Darwin Convention Centre, August 27-29, a number of topics will be of interest to the cruise ship industry.

Scanship has been awarded a retrofit contract by Grand Circle Corp. to deliver and install an advanced wastewater purification system on the 1990-built Corinthian.

Developing an Antarctic research fellowship, strengthening support for science projects and a new Antarctic Ambassadors program were some key initiatives decided at the 27th annual meeting of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators.

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