Some 200 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Platinum Members, colleagues and families are heading to St. Maarten this week to meet with more than 20 executives from FCCA member lines for the FCCA PAMAC Conference.

Crystal Expedition Cruises appointed seasoned explorer David Sinclair as expedition leader for Crystal Endeavor, arriving in August 2020.

Limassol, the cruise gateway to Cyprus, makes an attractive combination with Holy Land itineraries, Mayor Nicos Nicolaides told planners on the second leg of the Israel-Cyprus Cruise Summit. After the Holy Land, travelers can 'come to Cyprus to relax,' he said.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral and Braemar recently docked alongside each other in the company’s historic home city of Oslo, Norway.

 

 

 

Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services established a Global Port Operations Team, providing a comprehensive range of vessel and crew services in destinations around the world.

Cruise executives from the UK, US, Spain and Germany explored Israel — with visits to cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, Haifa Port and sacred sites in and around Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem — in the first part of this week's Israel-Cyprus Cruise Summit familiarisation trip.

Sweden’s Helsingborg expects five cruise calls this year with three from Phoenix Reisen. First up is the 1,188-passenger Artania, due June 22, then 800-passenger Albatros on Aug. 8 and Aug 15. Oceania Cruises' 684-passenger Nautica will drop anchor Aug. 1, and Fred. Olsen’s 1,360-passenger Balmoral is expected Sept 11.

Sweden’s Karlskrona will welcome the arrival of Hansa Touristik’s Ocean Majesty this month. The ship will return in 2020, part of a significant increase to eight calls including Oceania Cruises' Marina, Saga Cruises' Spirit of Discovery, Phoenix Reisen’s Amera, Sea Cloud II, Cruise & Maritime Voyages' Marco Polo, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's first ship and a Nordstjernen charter.

Norwegian Joy on Wednesday became the largest cruise ship to sail into Icy Strait Point, Alaska.

Late Tuesday evening authorities recovered the final two bodies from a midair floatplanes collision in Alaska, bringing the death toll to six. The deceased include four Americans, one Australian and one Canadian.

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