New research into British views of luxury, undertaken by MSC Cruises UK and commissioned ahead of the start of an extended winter season from the United Arab Emirates, found that a third of Brits experience luxury more when travelling compared to being at home (29%), over half (53%) are experiencing luxury every year or more, and over a third are doing so due to their holidays (34%).

The Panama Canal administration expects to receive approximately 234 cruise ships through the Panamax and Neopanamax locks during the upcoming 2018-2019 cruise season.

To meet luxury travelers’ growing interest in exploring Cuba beyond Havana, last month Regent Seven Seas Cruises introduced a March 2019 voyage that visits four Cuban ports. It quickly sold out, so the line added a second immersive sailing in November next year.

Catherine Lafon who has worked at Port of Seté for over 40 years and has been the public face of the French Med port in the cruise market for the last decade is retiring.

 

Région Sud, comprising the south coast of France departments of Provence, Alpes and Côte d’Azur, boasts a collection of 25 sea and river ports that account for 50% of all cruise arrivals in French (European coastlines as well as overseas) destinations.

Crystal Cruises president and CEO Tom Wolber will host two sailings aboard Crystal Symphony, the Dec. 1, 2019, 'Panama Panorama' from Fort Lauderdale to Caldera, Costa Rica, and the Dec. 7, 2020, 'Icons of Southeast Asia' for an extended journey from Singapore.

In an effort to stimulate tourism to Hawaii, Norwegian Cruise Line, along with the Island of Hawai`i Visitors Bureau, hosted a private event Tuesday in Hilo to celebrate the culture, history and people of the islands. The line also announced a limited-time free airfare promotion.

The Port of San Diego was hit with a ransomware cyber attack but operations at the facility continue.

The first Disney Cruise Line ship to sail the St. Lawrence, Disney Magic, arrived in Québec City Wednesday to a welcome by more than 5,000 residents and officials.

On October 6 the 2,100-passenger Radiance of the Seas returns to Australia for the ninth time, heralding a ‘monumental’ 2018/19 season for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.

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