Minas Miliaras is the new vp cruise fleet operations at Carnival Maritime, the marine service unit of the Costa Group based in Hamburg.
Costa Cruises will seek to capture the Chinese cruise market in Guangdong and Fujian provinces starting April with the launch of three new routes with Costa Victoria.
Meyer Werft cut steel on Tuesday for the first of two next-generation AIDA Cruises ships that can run completely on liquefied natural gas.
Disney Cruise Line will offer open-jaw Barcelona-Civitavecchia (Rome) sailings for the first time in summer 2018, and the line's first seven-night British Isles cruise. New ports include Genoa and Cork.
Adam Snitzer, a seasoned executive who's worked for Seabourn, Costa, Cunard, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean, joined MSC Cruises as svp guest services for North America.
Windstar Cruises appointed Holland America Group veteran Paul Barrett to vp technical operations, overseeing safety and regulatory compliance, inventory control and purchasing, shipyard projects and refits, as well as the engine department.
Oceania Cruises opened an additional series of journeys to Cuba in the autumn. Ranging from six to 13 days with departures from Miami in November and December, these include the line’s first calls at Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, in addition to Havana.