Starboard Cruise Services appointed Emily Wong as vp and gm for Asia, based in Hong Kong. She also will work frequently from the company's Shanghai office.
Starboard Cruise Services scored an exclusive deal to bring Newport News, known for casual lifestyle fashions, to sea.
For the first time the LACOSTE and Carolina Herrera brands are going to sea in their own dedicated boutiques, aboard the new Norwegian Escape.
Princess Cruises announced it will introduce Leica cameras for the Asian cruise market aboard Sapphire Princess and Diamond Princess from August this year.
With stable trends in North America following a good wave season, Europe with its macroeconomic issues is currently the 'wild card' for investors, especially given Royal Caribbean's recent guidance of lower on-board spending by non-US cruisers due to the stronger dollar.
The Malta Gaming Authority has approved Crystal Cruises' application to operate its casino aboard Crystal Serenity when calling on June 5 and 6. Crystal's was the first application received following the MGA's new regulation allowing cruise ships to operate their casinos in territorial waters.
Cruise ships calling in Malta can operate their onboard casinos in territorial waters, following the publication of new rules by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).