Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, a leading provider of travel insurance, introduced WaveCare, specifically tailored to the needs of cruise travelers.

Allianz Global Assistance, a leading consumer specialty insurance provider, is offering travel protection and assistance to customers booking river cruises with American Queen Steamboat Co.

Emerald Waterways is following a move last year by sister company Scenic Luxury Cruises and introducing guarantee protection against unforeseen events offered to all its river cruise travellers at no charge.

Voyages to Antiquity has selected International Travel & Healthcare, specialist travel insurance provider as its preferred supplier.

InsureandGo has become CLIA Australasia’s first travel insurance executive partner.

With the chairman at the hands of a large backhoe machine, Nautilus International Holding Corp. and its Metro subsidiaries broke ground Tuesday on new headquarters at Long Beach, California. The audience included Mayor Robert Garcia, Port of Long Beach officials, community leaders and other dignitaries.

The cost of salvaging the Concordia wreck will reach €1.5bn, Costa Crociere ceo Michael Thamm said Monday. That includes the refloating, towing to Genoa, disposal and returning Giglio's environment to its pre-accident condition.

Passenger ship owners have been hit with rate increases of over 125% per gross ton after the International Group of P&I Clubs announced the renewal of its excess of loss reinsurance contract.