The Broward County Commission approved the appointment of Glenn Wiltshire as acting chief executive and port director of Port Everglades following the recent death of Steven Cernak.

Zielia.com, the new online tool for cruise line itinerary and shore excursions planners, is getting enthusiastic reviews by some influential industry names.

Carlos Torres de Navarra resigned from his job as VP global port and destination development for Carnival Corp. & plc. He spent 13 years at Carnival, also serving as VP commercial port operations at Carnival Cruise Line, following an earlier stint as senior director, port and destination development for Carnival Corp. & plc.

Kelly Arison will serve as the godmother for Carnival Sunrise when the ship is renamed during May 23 festivities in New York. Her mother Madeleine, the wife of Carnival Corp. & plc chairman Micky Arison, served as godmother for the ship when it entered service as Carnival Triumph in 1999.

Holland America Line is introducing two new director-level positions within the sales team: director, field sales East and director, field sales West.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has commited to the United Nations Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business, a set of five codes of conduct created to protect lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people from discrimination across business sectors.

When Viking Sky issued a mayday call during heavy seas on Saturday the community of Molde, the nearest town to the distressed ship, sprang into action.

Virgin Voyages is returning to its Virgin brand roots by creating a music experience aboard Scarlet Lady that features a record shop, a private karaoke/gaming lounge and curated music and performances by up-and-coming artists and trendsetters.

New hires at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are in areas ranging from marine operations to culinary, purchasing, training and enrichment.

Stuart Newman, whose public relations savvy has buoyed leading cruise line and tourism accounts including Carnival, Holland America, Costa and the Florida Keys for decades, died Sunday in Miami. He was 96.

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