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.

EMC announced it has completed its acquisition of MTN (Maritime Telecommunications Network).  The company closed the acquisition after announcing plans to do so, and reported here, on April 29, 2015.

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.

Fort Lauderdale-based marketing, promotions and custom publishing company PPI Group appointed seasoned executives to three key roles in its port revenue group.

P&O Cruises Australia svp Sture Myrmell has announced that Danish jeweller Pandora will open its first stores at sea aboard the company’s five ships.

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).

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