Carnival Corp. & plc made a number of key senior executive appointments and promotions to serve multiple brands and business units globally. They are led by an expanded role for veteran Tony Kaufman and cover a variety of areas, ranging from CFO, general counsel and chief commercial officer to planning and operations, guest services and marketing

Home-based travel franchise Dream Vacations (formerly CruiseOne) announced its new #PartnershipGoals initiative to recruit expert travel agents.

With its second ship, Grand Classica, entering service today, new on-board amenities and travel packages and a strengthened sales and marketing team, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line expects to carry 500,000 passengers a year.

Hurtigruten appointed Wendy Man, a veteran of Costa Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises, as Asia-Pacific regional sales & marketing manager for Hong Kong, South China and Southeast Asia.

Passengers sailing on MSC Seaside and MSC Divina's Caribbean cruises are invited to a wide selection of complimentary drinks included with their cruise fare.

Seabourn, which is about to introduce the new Seabourn Ovation, unveiled savings and added-value perks on select voyages in 2018 and 2019.

For a limited time, Pearl Seas Cruises is offering travel agents a 20% commission on fall 2018 Cuba sailings.

SkySea Golden Era's last cruise will depart Shanghai on Aug. 29, visiting Fukuoka, Japan, before returning to Shanghai on Sept. 2.

Celestyal Cruises appointed three new members to its North American team. Maria Moreau is brand marketing and social media executive; Roger Poulard is business development manager, Northeast US and Eastern Canada; and Kelly Predmesky is business development manager, Southeast US and Caribbean.

Cunard's 'Oceans of Discovery' program from November 2019 through April 2020 includes Queen Mary 2's world cruise, a series of grand voyages and 10 maiden calls in Japan, Australia and Papua New Guinea.

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