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Senior business development veteran Brandon Oscarson joins Scenic Group USA as Regional Sales Director for Southeast USA

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:02:00 +0200

Brandon Oscarson has worked in a variety of positions for several companies and most recently spent nine years with AMA Waterways building an impressive list of successes.

Cruise tourism: A new exciting option for vacationing

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 09:38:00 +0200

Here are some of the top reasons you should consider cruising for a vacation.

Top reasons to book a cruise for your next holiday

Thu, 12 Jan 2023 09:00:00 +0200

Here are the top reasons why cruises are great for holidays.

The Broadmoor (CO) and Sea Island (GA) go to sea with new suites on Windstar Cruises

Wed, 11 Jan 2023 09:41:00 +0200

The two specialty suites are inspired by Windstar’s Forbes Five-Star sister companies The Broadmoor and Sea Island and will be rolled out to Windstar’s two other Star Plus Class yachts next: Star Breeze in spring of 2023 and Star Pride in 2024.

Alaskan cruise market will expand at a 3.0% CAGR through 2032

Wed, 11 Jan 2023 09:16:00 +0200

Alaska will have travelers throughout the year but cruising season will have rush in the span from May to September.

Daniel Farkas named FCCA Operations Committee Chair

Tue, 10 Jan 2023 10:03:00 +0200

Daniel Farkas was unanimously approved by the Operations Committee as NCLH’s nomination for the position that rotates every two years to ensure all FCCA Member Lines have representation. He replaces Russell Benford, Vice President, Government Relations, Americas, Royal Caribbean Group, who will continue to serve on the Committee.

SeaDream Yacht Club announces 2025 Caribbean, Mediterranean and Scandinavia & Northern Europe seasons

Mon, 09 Jan 2023 09:25:00 +0200

Caribbean itineraries include a new island each day and 32 voyages sailing January through April 2025.

Russia lost £100m cruise ship revenue in 2022, say Panache Cruises experts

Mon, 09 Jan 2023 08:18:00 +0200

Over the past 12 months the experts from Panache Cruises believe those numbers have approximately doubled to 1.3m with spending in each destination estimated at around £100m from cruise ship tourists alone.

American Queen Voyages President Cindy D’Aoust expands leadership team

Fri, 06 Jan 2023 08:43:00 +0200

John Kingston will be responsible for all aspects of American Queen Voyages human resources functions. Angela Composto will lead the marketing team as vice president. Alex Dormoi joins American Queen Voyages as project management officer.

Dutch Falcon spreads her wings

Wed, 04 Jan 2023 09:53:00 +0200

Interior designer Carla Guilhem made the most of this spaciousness to create a calm and contemporary style.

Holland America Line heads to the Arctic Circle and features longer cruises for Alaska 2024 season

Wed, 04 Jan 2023 08:41:00 +0200

From April through September 2024, guests can embark on Holland America Line’s cruises to Alaska aboard Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Westerdam and Zaandam.

Tourists go to the ends of the earth for digital detox

Mon, 02 Jan 2023 08:52:00 +0200

Thousands of Britons are seeking to escape technology and break their mobile phone habits by booking holidays to some of the most remote locations in the world in 2023. 

Carnival President and Chief Culinary Officer choose fun together and light New Year's Eve Ball for 2023

Mon, 02 Jan 2023 08:30:00 +0200

Christine Duffy and Emeril Lagasse invited everyone celebrating in New York and watching from home to "Choose Fun Together," which is also the theme of Carnival's 2023 advertising campaign that can be seen throughout Times Square.

MSC Cruises announces plans for fourth U.S. homeport at Port of Galveston

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 08:30:00 +0200

The Galveston Wharves and MSC Cruises are negotiating the development of a fourth cruise terminal at the Port of Galveston. Port of Galveston would be MSC Cruises’ fourth homeport in the U.S., joining Miami and Port Canaveral (Orlando), as well as New York City launching in April 2023.

P&O Cruises officially welcomes new ship Arvia to its fleet – a “symbol of optimism” for the future of the industry

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 08:23:00 +0200

At an official handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard, P&O Cruises took ownership of Arvia, the latest addition to its fleet and, similar to its sister ship Iona, the largest cruise ship ever built for the UK market.

Carnival Cruise Line names Emeril Lagasse Chief Culinary Officer

Thu, 29 Dec 2022 08:34:00 +0200

Another Emeril's Bistro will be part of the dining experience on Carnival Jubilee.

A&K Travel Group invests in Ecoventura

Thu, 29 Dec 2022 08:26:00 +0200

The partnership foresees an equity investment in Ecoventura as well as the creation of a joint venture, headed by Santiago Dunn in his new role as CEO of A&K South America.

Tiara Yachts expands Luxury Express series with introduction of the 48 LE

Wed, 28 Dec 2022 09:40:00 +0200

With a portside terrace, a power-operated all-sport lounge module and convertible seating throughout the galley, this vessel has the capabilities of both a lavish living space and a sophisticated dining area.

Carnival Cruise Line kicking off 2023 with Times Square and fleetwide New Year's Eve celebrations

Wed, 28 Dec 2022 08:35:00 +0200

Carnival President Christine Duffy and Chef Emeril Lagasse will 'Choose Fun Together' and Light the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball.

Travel advice on how to prepare for a cruise

Tue, 27 Dec 2022 08:45:00 +0200

Before you set sail, it’s important to ensure you’re prepared for the voyage ahead. 

VIVA Cruises announces christening of new ship VIVA TWO and inaugural sailing scheduled for April 2023

Fri, 23 Dec 2022 09:43:00 +0200

The time-honored cruise brand is a favorite across Europe, backed by its cruise-pioneering parent Scylla that shares its tradition of excellence in river and expedition cruising since 1973.

Holland America Line’s 2024 Europe Season introduces new itineraries and homeports, longer cruises and more northern capitals

Thu, 22 Dec 2022 09:29:00 +0200

Rotterdam sails several new Northern Europe itineraries from new homeport city of Rotterdam, Zuiderdam expands Iceland and Greenland routes, Bermuda returns.

Royal Caribbean Group forms a strategic partnership with iCON Infrastructure to launch new Chapter of Destination Development

Tue, 20 Dec 2022 08:39:00 +0200

iCON is a leading independent investment group with a focus on investing in high-quality infrastructure assets located predominantly in North America and Europe, with extensive experience investing in ports and port-related infrastructure.

Three best cruises in the med

Mon, 19 Dec 2022 08:55:00 +0200

Read on to learn about the three best cruises in the Mediterranean and the benefits of each one.

Silversea Cruises President and CEO Roberto Martinoli transitions to Senior Advisor role; Barbara Muckermann named to succeed him

Fri, 16 Dec 2022 10:02:00 +0200

Martinoli to assume senior advisor role to Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty, after building Silversea Cruises into the world's leading ultra-luxury cruise line.

Celebrity Cruises launches the world's first digital cruise ship experience in the metaverse

Fri, 16 Dec 2022 08:53:00 +0200

In a groundbreaking industry-first, travelers can now immerse themselves with a Celebrity ship before they ever set sail in the brand's all-new, 'Wonderverse.' Visitors can also explore and book vacation itineraries; chat with ship designers and leaders including beloved American interior designer Nate Berkus, Captain Kate McCue, and the line's President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.

Royal Caribbean Group announces strategic agreement with Meyer Turku Oy, Finnish Government

Thu, 15 Dec 2022 08:19:00 +0200

The company also has agreements with the shipyard to build the unnamed second and third ships in the Icon Class for its Royal Caribbean International brand, and Mein Schiff 7, which is currently under construction for the company's TUI Cruises brand.

Royal Caribbean officially named Wonder of the Seas

Tue, 13 Dec 2022 09:42:00 +0200

The celebration in Port Canaveral, Florida, honors a mother from Pennsylvania as the Godmother of the new ship.

Helsinki Shipyard announces successful acquisition of SH Diana by Swan Hellenic

Tue, 13 Dec 2022 09:34:00 +0200

The Shipyard and Swan Hellenic will now enter into a new agreement for the completion of the vessel, which is scheduled to be delivered to Swan Hellenic in March 2023.

Swan Hellenic and SETI Institute announce partnership to explore space at sea

Fri, 09 Dec 2022 09:44:00 +0200

Iconic cultural expedition cruise pioneer teams up with the SETI Institute to take its cruise guests’ explorations further and deeper, including into deep space. The SETI Institute is a space and Earth science research organisation supporting NASA and NSF programmes and partnering with private industry and academia to answer some of humanity’s most profound science questions.

Trending: Cruise travel for holidays and Q1

Thu, 08 Dec 2022 10:22:00 +0200

Follow current trends in cruise bookings in CruiseCompete’s December 2022 CruiseTrends Report.

Acclaimed NASA scientist and astronaut Dr. Kathy Sullivan named Godmother of Scenic's Scenic Eclipse II

Thu, 08 Dec 2022 10:09:00 +0200

Recognized as a true pioneer in her field, the American geologist and oceanographer is the perfect individual to take on the illustrious role of Godmother. She will officially christen Scenic Eclipse II – at a ceremony in Malaga, Spain on 3 June 2023.

Emerald Cruises expands 2023 Europe river cruise lineup

Tue, 06 Dec 2022 08:34:00 +0200

Additional Christmas Market and Douro River sailings now available.

Royal Caribbean International breaks bookings records for third time in 2022

Mon, 05 Dec 2022 09:12:00 +0200

The Cruise Line hits all-time highs in a single day of reservations and the highest volume booking week.

Cape Town’s cruise economy rebounds

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 08:22:00 +0200

The demand for global cruises reached 29.7 million passengers in 2019, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Senior cruise industry executive Ken Muskat joins Scenic Group as Managing Director for the USA market

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 09:21:00 +0200

Ken Muskat will be responsible for the oversight and development of the US Market with key focus in the areas of sales, marketing, finance, revenue management and contact center working alongside colleagues from around the globe.

Avoya Travel celebrates successful conclusion of 2022 Avoya Conference onboard the Celebrity Beyond

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 08:11:00 +0200

Avoya’s first-ever hybrid conference concludes in-person celebrating the Avoya Network and announcing new evolutions in marketing and technology.

Cruise Baltic collaborates across the cruise industry to secure the region’s global position

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 08:56:00 +0200

Cruise Baltic invited tour operators from the region to join their summit in Tallin. For the first time cruise destinations, ports, cruise lines and tour operators put aside their competing interests to collaborate in a joint workshop.

Once again, the cruise industry demonstrates its resilience in the face of the new international environment

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:12:00 +0200

The twelfth edition of the International Cruise Summit in Madrid has concluded with cruise lines confident of an extraordinary 2023 despite the international situation of rising costs and staff shortages.

Travel industry icons close Dream Vacations and CruiseOne National Conference

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:09:00 +0200

World Travel Holdings Senior Vice President of Product & Operations David Crooks sat down with Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Harry Sommer for a Q&A. Recently, Norwegian Cruise Line announced it would pay travel advisors commission on non-commissionable fares (NCFs).

Royal Caribbean Group celebrates 30 years of Save The Waves, the company's commitment to sustainability

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:04:00 +0200

First initiative to establish standards for environmental management, ocean conservation for crewmembers and guests across global fleet.

River cruises market is projected to amass a revenue of around US$ 1.71bn. by 2032, up from US$ 1.45bn. in 2022

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 09:16:00 +0200

River cruises as an industry is flourishing in Europe, United States, South East Asia, and Africa. Some popular locations on river cruises include London, Paris, Amsterdam, Budapest, Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, New York, San Antonio, Luxor and Cairo.

Scenic Group announces preferred consortia partnership with MAST Travel Network

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 08:35:00 +0200

MAST Travel Network has member agencies in 18 states with a heavy concentration of locations in the Midwestern U.S.

SeaDream Yacht Club appoints John Webley Sales Director, Southeast Region

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 09:01:00 +0200

Veteran travel industry executive augments award-winning luxury yachting line team.

Barbados tourism minister cruises into action

Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:38:00 +0200

Gooding-Edghill, who is the former Minister of Health, noted that promoting opportunities for visitors to get a taste of local culture and cuisine through events such as Oistins Fish Fry is also having positive outcomes.   

Royal Caribbean names Wonder Mom as Godmother of Wonder of the Seas

Mon, 21 Nov 2022 11:15:00 +0200

A Pennsylvania local receives the time-honored role after the cruise line's popular TikTok search.

Scenic Eclipse Northwest Passage expedition voyage acclaimed for first-ever helicopter flight and submarine dives

Mon, 21 Nov 2022 10:34:00 +0200

Remarkable 22-day sailing acclaimed by guests as a true once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Top travel agents recognized during Awards Ceremony at 2022 Dream Vacations and CruiseOne National Conference

Fri, 18 Nov 2022 08:57:00 +0200

Trapper Martin, Shane Smartt & Associates win the Bobbye Haupt Franchise of the Year Award.

Holland America Line introduces 150th anniversary ‘Heritage Cruises’ celebrating the brand’s iconic history

Fri, 18 Nov 2022 08:39:00 +0200

Nearly 50 cruises revisit historic ports and feature special onboard experiences.

SeaDream Yacht Club reports bst new deployment booking week

Fri, 18 Nov 2022 08:01:00 +0200

Established luxury line of 21 years receives pverwhelming response for new Scandinavia and Northern Europe season.