For the first time Celebrity Cruises is sending a Solstice-class ship, Celebrity Eclipse, to South America, with two of the departures featuring scenic Antarctica cruising.

Carnival Corp. is outsourcing roughly 200 IT jobs that support the corporation and its individual brands after partnering with Capgemini, a Paris-based global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing.

Trilingual signage, improved passenger flow, tourist information and more cruise terminal services are among a host of improvements at the Port of Buenos Aires this season.

The Panama Maritime Authority issued a tender for the study, design and construction of a cruise ship homeport at Amador, near Panama City.

President-elect Donald Trump chose a seasoned Washington insider, Elaine Chao, as the next secretary of transportation. Chao not only has vast government experience, she's got cruise connections, having presided over the naming of two US-flag ships.

Strategic investments in seaports and multimodal projects, more port security funding and additional Customs and Border Protection officers are among a host of recommendations to President-elect Donald Trump by the Americas' leading ports group.

Norwegian Dawn passengers became the first to experience the Caribbean's newest cruise destination, Harvest Caye in southern Belize. The ship called Thursday on a sailing from New Orleans.

Environmental groups in the Bahamas are asking Carnival Cruise Line to reconsider its plans to build a port destination at Grand Bahama Island's pristine East End.

Spirited festivities marked Carnival Cruise Line's return to homeporting at Mobile on Wednesday. It has been five years since a Fun Ship regularly sailed from the Alabama Cruise Terminal.

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