Oceanwide Expeditions ordered a sister ship to the recently delivered Hondius. Janssonius will be built at Croatia's Brodosplit for delivery in October 2021.

China’s Yichang Transportation Co. is to jointly develop a 100% electric-powered river cruise vessel with China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd. The total investment for this newbuilding project is around RMB90m ($13m).

Oceania Cruises' 684-passenger Sirena was originally scheduled to sail a winter and spring season of voyages to Cuba. Instead, it will now extend its 2020 European season and spend winter/spring 2020/21 on in-depth explorations of Egypt, Israel, Turkey, the Arabian Peninsula, India and Southeast Asia.

At a festive, kid-friendly event held Thursday at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Club, longtime supporter Norwegian Cruise Line announced it will donate an overnight aboard Norwegian Encore for the nonprofit organization’s 13th annual 'Wild About Kids' Gala.

The American Association of Port Authorities selected Christopher J. Connor, the former global CEO of Wallenius Wilhemsen Logistics, as its next president and CEO.

Pullmantur Cruises has ramped up its Colombian passenger volume by 40% since 2014 and last year reached a market share close to 50% there. It is estimated that the economic impact of its weekly activity in Cartagena de Indias will be US$18m in 2019.

Independent naval consulting firm Knud E. Hansen A/S has designed a 100-passenger, 110.3mtr cruise vessel powered by low‐sulphur diesel and wind which is compliant with current IMO emissions' regulations.

Effective today, citizens of the US, Canada, Japan and Australia no longer need a visa to visit Brazil. Stays of up to 90 days are allowed with a valid passport, with the possibility to extend up to 180 days.

Fincantieri subsidiary Vard delivered Le Dumont-d’Urville, the fourth ship in Ponant's Explorers series and the ninth in its fleet.

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