French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on Wednesday said the state is prepared to exercise its pre-emptive right to nationalize STX France if Italy doesn't accept its offer of a 50-50 share of the Saint-Nazaire shipyard.

The world's leading registry, Panama, will mark its centennial on Dec. 15. In the months ahead, the Panama Maritime Authority plans various activities and awareness campaigns under the slogan 'Panama's 100 years of registering ships—joining ports, seas and people.'

Packaging more authentic tours and emphasizing the 'Pure Grenada' brand in all activities, especially culinary offerings, were among the insights Grenada gained from a Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association delegation's visit this month.

The Trump administration's new Cuba rules may not impact cruise operations but they're 'disruptive' in terms of US-based lines' ability to invest in port infrastructure improvements.

Cruise operators were spared President Trump's reinstatement of many Cuba travel restrictions and likely will benefit further since Americans are no longer allowed to plan their own private trips.

Carnival Corp. & plc said the policy changes planned by the Trump administration will allow its ships to continue to sail to Cuba.

Amid mounting speculation the Trump administration could roll back travel to Cuba—potentially impacting numerous US-based cruise lines—proposed legislation is seeking to eliminate any travel restrictions and even to end the embargo.

In a bid to reduce the stake controlled by Italy, French President Emmanuel Macron is looking to revise the terms of the STX France sale approved in April by the former Hollande government.

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to visit STX France in St Nazaire today for the handover ceremony of MSC Meraviglia, Elysée Palace announced.

With investors rattled by concerns about China, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings stock closed down 3% Wednesday despite the otherwise very positive tone of business.

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