In a significant development for Silversea Cruises, the company priced a private offering of $550m notes due 2025 at 7.25%.

Meyer Werft laid the keel for World Dream, the second newbuild for Asia's Dream Cruises, during a ceremony Tuesday at Papenburg.

STX France and MSC Cruises have finalised contracts for two Meraviglia-Plus newbuilds.

Alan Buckelew, who has served as Carnival Corp. & plc's chief operations officer, based in Shanghai since 2014, is returning to the US in a new role, chief information officer.

Expanded and improved seating, VIP areas and smart technology are elements of the update and expansion for MSC Cruises' terminal at PortMiami.

Reflecting on his three year term as chair of CLIA Europe, Pierfrancesco Vago spoke of the successes cruising has witnessed across Europe, of some of the challenges it continues to face from port infrastructure to regulatory issues.

A project to transform the waterfront of Muscat, Oman, into a major tourism hub with attractions, recreational amenities, a mall, hotels and docking facilities for cruise ships and yachts was officially launched Wednesday.

The reopening of Norwegian Cruise Line's Great Stirrup Cay has been delayed a few weeks due to Hurricane Matthew, which roared through the Bahamas earlier this month. Itineraries have also been adjusted due to hurricane damage in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

Virgin Voyages is the new name for Sir Richard Branson's cruise line, originally called Virgin Cruises. The company has firmed its contract for a trio of newbuilds at Fincantieri, and they'll use a clean energy system, Climeon Ocean.

Florida ports are battened down for Hurricane Matthew. PortMiami, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port Canaveral and Port of Jacksonville are all closed.

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