Among key changes to 2019 and 2020 itineraries, Norwegian Cruise Line will deploy China ship Norwegian Joy in Alaska next summer, joining sister Norwegian Bliss, and Joy will remain year-round on the US West Coast.

A quarter of all Cruise & Maritime Voyages(CMV) passengers who travelled on the company's ship departures from 11 UK ports plus Dublin and Cobh, between January-June 2018, were first time cruisers.

Steve Parker has been appointed to the newly-created position of regional sales manager New Zealand for Viking Cruises.

The British cruise market saw another year of growth in 2017 with a record high of 1,971,000 cruise passengers setting sail on an ocean cruise, an increase of 4.3%, against 2016, according to new figures released by CLIA UK and Ireland.

SuperStar Virgo is going to redeploy to north China where, in the three months starting September, the ship will sail from Dalian, Tianjin and Qingdao.

A survey of more than 200,000 family travelers conducted by the Family Travel Association, MSC Cruises and Trip by Skyscanner found that a beach vacation is the No. 1 vacation destination choice among parents of children across every age group.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has opened a New Zealand office in Auckland to support demand from local passengers.

More details have been issued by Cruise Lines International Association about the record-breaking 4,060,000 Asians who took an ocean cruise in 2017.

MSC Cruises—known for grand events—outdid itself today at STX France by ordering a fifth Meraviglia-class ship, celebrating the float-out of MSC Bellissima, holding a coin ceremony for MSC Grandiosa and cutting steel for and giving a name to its 2020 newbuild, MSC Virtuosa.

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