Carnival Corp. & plc donated $10,000 to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation in support of university scholarships for graduates of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - South Africa, an independent boarding school founded by Winfrey to provide world-class education to disadvantaged girls in South Africa.

Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association, will be stepping down at the end of the year to focus on family priorities.

Seatrade Cruise Awards 2018 will be presented at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon in September. Principal sponsor for the 12th annual awards is once again Oracle Hospitality.

 

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings' board has authorized the building of a new polar expedition ship. The vessel is expected to be delivered in 2021.

For Wall Street, the scale-back in China was the focal point of today's Norwegian Cruise Line deployment news. But the demand for Norwegian Bliss and Alaska's strength actually drove the changes, according to NCL president and CEO Andy Stuart.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings expects to raise guidance for the full year 2018 when it reports second quarter earnings in August. Further, the company anticipates the host of deployment changes announced today will add approximately 30 cents in incremental adjusted earnings per share in full year 2020.

Among key changes to 2019 and 2020 itineraries, Norwegian Cruise Line will deploy China ship Norwegian Joy in Alaska next summer, joining sister Norwegian Bliss, and Joy will remain year-round on the US West Coast.

Sun Princess passengers will now have access to the newest on-board enhancements following the ship's extensive 14-day, multimillion-dollar drydock in Singapore.

TVG Travel, the new travel start up under the Eimskip/TVG-Zimsen umbrella, is three weeks into a revolutionary around Iceland mapping project.

From spring 2019 the current Mein Schiff 2 will sail for TUI Cruises under the name, Mein Schiff Herz.

 

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