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.
Update: As of 4:30 p.m. local time Sunday, Viking Sky was docked in Molde. Passengers were to begin flying home Sunday night.
Rescue helicopters were evacuating people from Viking Sky after the cruise ship lost engine power in a storm off Norway's west coast on Saturday afternoon.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has recently appointed Geoff Ridgeon as its new head of sales with effect May 7. Ridgeon will take overall responsibility for managing Fred. Olsen’s UK sales teams, as well as furthering relations with the travel trade.
Darius Mehta, a member of the start-up team at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, has retired. He was VP cruise reservations, land and air.