The UK’S south coast Port of Poole recorded a historic first after two cruise ships call on the same day.

Majestic Princess touched down on what is claimed to be the world’s first ‘floating runway’ when she arrived in Sydney this morning on a maiden visit to kick-start the 2018/2019 wave season in Australia.

In her welcome speech to the 120 delegates attending the Australian Cruise Association annual conference in Broome, the ‘port of pearls’ in Western Australia’s spectacular Kimberley region, ceo Jill Abel made special mention of first-time attendees from Japan and Norfolk Island and ‘our friends’ from Papua New Guinea.

Paul Papalia, Western Australia’s tourism minister who opened ACA 2018 at the Indian Ocean-front Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, said major upgrades to the port will establish Broome as a touchpoint destination for new cruise lines.

Dream Cruises’ World Dream will be delaying its Sunday call to Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal as the region braces for Super Typhoon Mangkhut.

As top travel retailers and international media got a first peek at Celebrity Edge today at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo announced sister ship Celebrity Apex will debut in Southampton in spring 2020.

Global Ports Holding has officially signed a 20-year concession agreement for the operating rights of the Adriatic port of Gazenica in Zadar, Croatia.

 

 

Le Havre welcomed three Carnival Corp. cruise ships Tuesday: Costa Favolosa, Costa Mediterranea (100 embarking passengers) and AIDAperla on her weekly call.

 

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrated an historic coming together of its fleet of four ocean ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – in Cádiz, on Monday.

 

 

Genting Cruise Lines announced SuperStar Virgo will switch from the Star Cruises’ brand to the Dream Cruises fleet to be renamed Explorer Dream.

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