After 38 years of service to the American Association of Port Authorities, director of research and information services Rexford Sherman retired at the end of December.

Agencias Universales SA (Agunsa) put forward a plan for a pier prioritized for cruise ships at Chile's Port of Valparaíso, where calls have dropped due to berthing conflicts with the cargo business.

In cutting costs and adding benefits for lines and passengers, Argentina Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich aims for the ports of Buenos Aires, Madryn and Ushuaia to reach a total of 1m cruisers next season.

MSC Cruises may be new to the party in Miami but Thursday's spectacular naming of MSC Seaside gave the city a night to remember.

 Extending the tourism season, improving the overall tourist experience, boosting private investment, a steady tax framework and the upgrading of port infrastructure are the basic prerequisites if Greece expects to develop its cruise sector potential, Kostis Achladitis, of the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry told Greek Tourism Expo, in Athens.

Thanos Pallis has transitioned out of his role as secretary general of MedCruise, a position he held for over four years. In the interim, Aimilia Papachristou, MedCruise advisor, will assume the role of acting secretary general for the association.

US Coast Guard veteran Stephen Metruck, who retired at the rank of rear admiral, was selected to lead the Port of Seattle as executive director following an extensive search.

Eighteen people were taken to hospitals in Mexico after a Costa Maya tour bus carrying 27 passengers from Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Seas, a tour guide and driver overturned Tuesday morning.

An exclusive look inside Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s cutting-edge Innovation Lab, led by EVP maritime Harri Kulovaara and his team, along with a profile of Tom Wolber—the first interview he's given as president and CEO of Crystal Cruises—are among the highlights of Seatrade Cruise Review's December digital issue, just out.

Norwegian Cruise Line will send Norwegian Bliss back to Alaska for a second season in 2019, joining Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jewel, while Norwegian Getaway will be back in the Baltic after a one-year hiatus, part of a five-ship Europe lineup.

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