Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has commited to the United Nations Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business, a set of five codes of conduct created to protect lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people from discrimination across business sectors.

When Viking Sky issued a mayday call during heavy seas on Saturday the community of Molde, the nearest town to the distressed ship, sprang into action.

Virgin Voyages is returning to its Virgin brand roots by creating a music experience aboard Scarlet Lady that features a record shop, a private karaoke/gaming lounge and curated music and performances by up-and-coming artists and trendsetters.

New hires at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are in areas ranging from marine operations to culinary, purchasing, training and enrichment.

Stuart Newman, whose public relations savvy has buoyed leading cruise line and tourism accounts including Carnival, Holland America, Costa and the Florida Keys for decades, died Sunday in Miami. He was 96.

The celebrated Chinese designer Grace Chen will serve as the godmother for Dream Cruises' Explorer Dream during its christening in Shanghai.

Chairman Torstein Hagen apologized to passengers and thanked crew and rescuers as Viking Cruises pledged full support for investigations into the incident that left Viking Sky temporarily without power in stormy seas off the coast of Norway over the weekend.

Brenda Yester Baty joined retail giant Starboard Cruise Services in the newly created role of chief commercial officer. She will guide the company’s integration of business insights, shopper and market intelligence into operational execution and program development.

Port Everglades plans a public tribute to port director/CEO Steven Cernak, who died earlier this month after a battle with cancer.

Chen XinChuan, General Manager of COSCO Shipping (Xiamen), currently visiting the UK, paid a visit to Southampton Friday to take a look at Oriana, now owned by Chinese start up Twinkle Travel Cruise, a jv between China Travel Service (CTS) and China COSCO Shipping Corp Ltd (COSCO Shipping) and currently sailing on a bareboat charter to seller, P&O Cruises.

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