Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' 2017 is 'off to a solid start' with a resurgence in demand from North Americans for European sailings across all three brands, strength in the Caribbean and an encouraging reception for China-designated newbuild Norwegian Joy.

Carnival Cruise Line joins the roster of US-based operators approved to sail to Cuba. Carnival Paradise will operate a dozen cruises from Port Tampa Bay starting in June and stretching into October, with one cruise in May 2018.

Making his first public appearance as the new chair of CLIA Europe, Kerry Anastassiadis shared his vision for his two year term at the helm with cruise line members and executive partners.

Nate Berkus, newly appointed design ambassador for Celebrity Cruises' Edge class, promises an unveiling like no other.

Wärtsilä and Carnival Corp. & plc signed a 12-year agreement, valued at approximately €900m, covering all engine maintenance and monitoring work for 79 of Carnival's  vessels.

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.

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