Two ports operated by Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH), the world’s largest cruise port operator, welcomed the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, on her maiden voyage. 

Authorities in Liverpool on Tuesday granted formal planning approval for the city’s proposed new cruise terminal.

If 2017, with 1,487,313 passengers, showed a dip (7%) compared to 2016, significant growth (13.3%) is projected to resume this year for France’s leading cruise port, Jean-François Suhas, president of the Club de la Croisière Marseille Provence, said during the recent 18th edition of the trade event Top Cruise.

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

With Scenic adding a second 'discovery yacht' in May 2020, the company is expanding itineraries. New are a 21-day Northwest Passage exploration, a 13-day adventure through Russia’s White Sea and, in late 2019, two opportunities to visit North America's Eastern Seaboard, from New York City or Halifax.

Carnival Horizon was delivered to Carnival Cruise Line during festivities at Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard on Wednesday. The 133,500gt ship was built, though, in Marghera.

Canada has developed a more nuanced approach to protecting North Atlantic right whales from vessel strikes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Hotelbeds Group announced the sale of its Destination Management division, including Intercruises Shoreside & Ports Services, to TUI Group as it continues to focus on strategic bedbank core.

AmaWaterways' newest vessel, the 156-passenger AmaLea, embarked this week on its inaugural 'Tulip Time' voyage from Amsterdam. Currently sailing the Dutch and Belgian waterways, AmaLea is scheduled to begin Danube service starting May 6.

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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