The number of Germans taking an ocean cruise totaled 2.26m in 2018, up from 2.19m in 2017, according to CLIA Germany.


At a lunch on board Insignia in Sydney Monday Steve Odell, snr vp and md Asia Pacific of Norwegian Cruse Line Holdings Ltd, confirmed that Australia is the second most important cruise market in the world for Oceania Cruises.

Antonio Paradiso, md of MSC Cruises UK & Ireland celebrated his third anniversary heading up the UK & Ireland source markets for the cruise line on Friday, the day MSC Bellissima debuted in Southampton.

Harry Sommer, president international of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, made his first visit to Auckland this month where the company opened a dedicated office last June ‘to support demand from local passengers.’

Fincantieri's Monfalcone shipyard handed over Costa Venezia—designed to offer the Chinese market the best of Italy—to Costa Cruises.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ global commercial group director, Christopher Coates, told Seatrade Cruise News on Sunday that Australia is a growing market for the company.

Having boosted 2018 profit by 60% and turnover by 6%, river cruise operator A-ROSA Flussschiff is expanding to a new river this year and is planning a new vessel.

Princess Cruises launched its first international advertising campaign developed and produced specifically for Asian markets.

Rostock-based A-Rosa Flussschiff has launched a multimillion-euro lifecycle program for its fleet trading mainly on the Rhône and Danube rivers. In other news, the line is expanding to the UK with a branch office to be set up there early this year.

Silversea Cruises ceo Roberto Martinoli said Australia will soon replace the United Kingdom as the company’s No. 2 global source market.

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