Celebrity Cruises released the balance of its 2019/20 season deployment, covering sailings in Asia, Australia and the Americas. Bookings open to the public on Thursday, with Captain's Club members getting a head-start from today.

This year, for the first time, the Dominican Republic stands to crack 1m cruise passengers, spread among several ports—Amber Cove at Puerto Plata, La Romana/Catalina Island, Samaná, Cap Cana and the nation's capital, Santo Domingo.

Mumbai, one of five Indian ports identified by the Indian government for cruise infrastructure upgrading, is leading the charge as the country aims to capture more calls and generally grow its engagement with cruising.

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has appointed ISS Cruise Solutions as cruise tourism consultant as part of its destination 2019 tourism strategy to attract 1m visitors to the emirate by the end of 2018.

In a keynote address to cruise line executives and regional industry stakeholders at the opening session of Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum 2017, Issam Kazim, ceo, Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), confirmed Dubai remains on track to receive 1m cruise passengers by 2020.

Azamara Club Cruises' new wave season offer takes 50% off the fare for the second traveler in a stateroom, and bookings in Club Oceanview and higher categories also get one free, unlimited Wi-Fi package (for one device).

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May is expected to be a boon to the UK economy that could surpass even the tourism-generating interest of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials in 2011.

Seventeen executives from 14 cruise lines are converging on Dubai this week for the annual Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum taking place at Lapita, located within Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, Dec. 12-13.

MSC Cruises and PortMiami officials marked the completion of Terminal F's expansion and customization to host MSC Seaside. The new year-round ship is due to arrive Dec. 21, joining MSC Divina.

Silver Cloud is in Antarctica this week, marking its first visit to the White Continent following a $40m conversion into an ice-class expedition ship.

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