The Port of Seattle and Sound Transit, with Sound Transit mascot Zap Gridlock, on Friday handed out 500 free light rail tickets to disembarking cruise passengers to encourage them to spend time in Seattle before taking Link light rail to the airport. Later this month Sound Transit and the port will surprise 500 airport passengers with a similar in-terminal giveaway.
From fall 2018 through spring 2019, two Holland America Line ships will say 'aloha' to the Hawaiian Islands. Eurodam and Amsterdam will operate a total of nine cruises of 16 days or longer, with departures from San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver, BC.
MSC Cruises signed an agreement with PortMiami for extended preferential berthing rights and the construction of a new Cruise Terminal AAA.
The Port of Fåborg on Fyn Island in southern Denmark is launching a cruise marketing campaign to attract small expedition and luxury ships. Phoenix Reisen's Deutschland called Thursday, and will return July 17, and next year on Aug. 3, while visits from other vessels are also scheduled.
Carnival UK led a group of high-profile British businesses and trade bodies in signing a new charter aimed at tackling gender diversity in the maritime sector.
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) announced a non-repayable contribution of $329,000 to fund the Atlantic Canada Cruise Association's marketing activities for three more years.