Over the past few years cruise ship operators have concentrated on adding new attractions to their vessels such as roller coasters, fancy water slides, climbing walls and bowling alleys. Now, they are focusing their attention on advanced technologies to provide the improved experience their clientele have come to expect, notes Ingo Soerensen, Area Vice President, Global Cruise Sales at Oracle.
Global marketing and communications firm Finn Partners has expanded its Cruise Marketing Services to include both B2C and B2B capabilities to address the growing mar-comm needs of clients in the multibillion-dollar cruise industry.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, was inducted into Cruise Lines International Association's 2019 Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement. Avoya Travel joins as travel agency innovator and Lucinda Beldon, Dream Vacations, Stingray Travel, as elite cruise counselor.
MSC Cruises announced Christian Hein has been appointed managing director for MSC Kreuzfahrten, its Munich-based business for Germany.
APT, the family-owned Australian company that operates river and ocean cruises, has launched One Tomorrow, a philanthropic foundation chaired by APT Travel Group director, Robert McGeary, son of Geoff McGeary.
Alessandro Carollo has been promoted to director port services Europe, Middle East, Africa and India for Royal Caribbean.