Kevin Duffin, a veteran of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., was appointed group CFO at AmaWaterways and will oversee all aspects of the company's financial strategy from its headquarters in Calabasas, California.

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings appointed 25-year finance veteran Leo Chang to serve as VP strategic finance.

With Adam Goldstein transitioning from president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to vice chairman, effective May 16, the company outlined his new compensation in a filing.

Dream Cruises and Star Cruises partnered with Wirecard for passenger payments on board. This provides the basis for the Quick Pay - Self-Checkout System implemented on Dream Cruises’ World Dream and Genting Dream and to be launched on Star Cruises’ SuperStar Virgo shortly.

Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH) reported a 6.3% rise in cruise passengers for 1Q, 2018 up from 314,800 between January-March 2017 to 334,600 this first quarter, mainly driven by growth in calls in Spanish ports managed by the group(Creuers Barcelona and Malaga).

 

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s board declared a quarterly dividend of 60 cents per share and approved the repurchase of $1bn in common stock over the next two years.

The TUI Group's supervisory and executive boards gave the green light to a third Hanseatic-class newbuild for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Delivery would be in 2021.

Meyer Turku's €32.2m net profit in 2017 marks the third profitable year in a row for the Finnish shipyard, which is plowing its earnings back into a €200m investment program.

2018 yields for China ship Norwegian Joy are likely to be 25% below other Breakaway-class ships, according to a UBS research note based on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' analyst day.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' analyst day aboard the new Norwegian Bliss in New York on Friday further strengthened Wells Fargo's confidence in NCLH, which it rates as 'outperform' (buy), and the cruise sector as a whole.

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