Chen XinChuan, General Manager of COSCO Shipping (Xiamen), currently visiting the UK, paid a visit to Southampton Friday to take a look at Oriana, now owned by Chinese start up Twinkle Travel Cruise, a jv between China Travel Service (CTS) and China COSCO Shipping Corp Ltd (COSCO Shipping) and currently sailing on a bareboat charter to seller, P&O Cruises.
Update: As of 4:30 p.m. local time Sunday, Viking Sky was docked in Molde. Passengers were to begin flying home Sunday night.
Rescue helicopters were evacuating people from Viking Sky after the cruise ship lost engine power in a storm off Norway's west coast on Saturday afternoon.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has recently appointed Geoff Ridgeon as its new head of sales with effect May 7. Ridgeon will take overall responsibility for managing Fred. Olsen’s UK sales teams, as well as furthering relations with the travel trade.
Darius Mehta, a member of the start-up team at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, has retired. He was VP cruise reservations, land and air.
Seabourn has contracted hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany to create the indoor and outdoor guest areas of its two luxurious expedition newbuilds.
A Florida man injured in a fall from Sky Pad, a bungee trampoline experience aboard Mariner of the Seas, is suing Royal Caribbean for $10m.
Longtime Princess Cruises executive John Chernesky has been promoted to SVP North America sales and trade marketing. He will continue to lead the North American sales teams for Princess and Cunard, in addition to assuming responsibility for all Princess trade marketing.