Blue World Voyages, the start-up cruise line dedicated to active, healthy lifestyles, added more muscle to its fitness focus by teaming with Oxygen, the magazine for health-conscious, active women.

The Middle East is seeing a comeback among upscale Americans this fall and holiday season, according to new findings from global luxury travel network Virtuoso.

MSC Cruises’ Paris-based general manager Patrick Pourbaix has been set a challenge: to almost triple passengers to more than half a million a year by 2026 and make it the leader in the French market.

Riviera River Cruises increased the number of sailings it offers exclusively for solo travelers to four in 2019, with two departures in the spring and two in the fall.

Travelers are spending more and embarking on 'bucket list' river cruise adventures and new cruise destinations, according to three-quarters of the travel agents polled in the latest outlook report for Cruise Lines International Association.

At Royal Caribbean, more 2019 inventory is booked now than 2018 inventory was a year ago, and at higher prices. That's great news, of course.

On taking up her appointment to replace Adam Armstrong as Royal Caribbean’s vp and md Australia and New Zealand, Susan Bonner’s goal is to grow the local market.

Like Australia, New Zealand suffered from infrastructure constraints in 2017. Nevertheless, it continues to rank as one of the world’s fastest growing cruise markets, with a record 98,000 New Zealanders taking an ocean cruise holiday last year.

Asian-sourced cruise passenger numbers hit another record high in 2017, at 4.052m, a 20.6% increase. Of that, 2.4m were from mainland China, however the growth rate decelerated: just 286,000 more Chinese sailed last year, compared to the 1m increase in 2016.

It sounds like Virgin Voyages isn't stopping at three ships, and it's possible the fourth could be of a different design.

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