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Royal Caribbean’s first US cruise offers hope of recovery for leading cruise operators in 2021, says GlobalData

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 08:22:00 +0300

Part of the CDC’s order for resuming cruises is for ‘simulated voyages’, where volunteer passengers can stay for at least three days and two nights replicating a normal cruise with only 10% of normal passenger capacity, acting as a form of test.

Celebrity Cruises begins Caribbean comeback with first sailing from St. Maarten

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 09:30:00 +0300

Celebrity Millennium leads the industry in return to sailing in North America, setting the stage for a return to Summer cruising.

Cruise industry to generate $6.6B in revenue in 2021, almost five times less than in 2019

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 08:50:00 +0300

In 2019, the entire cruise industry generated $27.4bn in revenue, revealed the Statista data. After the pandemic struck, revenues plummeted by 88% in a year to $3.3bn in 2020.

Learn new Sales & Marketing techniques from travel industry experts at first-ever Travel Advisor Learning Summit

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 08:47:00 +0300

One-day summit with Growth Masterclass workshops hosted by Dream Vacations takes place Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST

Calling all vacationers: Royal Caribbean announces U.S. comeback for Summer

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 08:29:00 +0300

Freedom of the Seas to kick off the cruise line's return by Fourth of July, before a full-fleet return by year's end.

Azamara reveals 2022 European voyages for its new ship, Azamara Onward

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:20:00 +0300

The brand’s fourth ship will make its inaugural debut next spring featuring 22 European itineraries and three new land explorations.

Silversea continues to lead restart of ultra-luxury cruising with new Alaska and Iceland sailings in July

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 08:17:00 +0300

Following the announcement of voyages in Greece and the Galápagos from June, Silversea is set to become the first ultra-luxury cruise line to operate in Alaska this summer, and will also sail all-Icelandic voyages amid strong guest demand.

Cruise global majors at Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 10:05:00 +0300

Set the tone and pace for the rebirth of tourism in post-pandemic Europe.

Royal Caribbean Group sets June return for sailing from the U.S.

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 08:31:00 +0300

Celebrity Cruises leads industry with first major cruise ship approved to sail from America.

Sassnitz in Germany joins the Cruise Baltic network

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 09:41:00 +0300

Sassnitz has rejoined Cruise Baltic and is a perfect transit call for cruise lines in the Baltic Sea Region. Photo credit: Mirko Boy.

Holland America Line’s Eurodam extends 2021 Mediterranean cruise season

Mon, 31 May 2021 10:13:00 +0300

Ship to sail five 12-day itineraries from Italy, Greece or Spain.

Norwegian Cruise Line announces plans for highly anticipated return to cruising from the U.S.

Mon, 31 May 2021 09:06:00 +0300

Cruise Line Will Return to Alaska with 11 Week-Long Voyages from Seattle beginning Aug. 7, 2021 Pending CDC Authorization. Responsible resumption and importance of cruise activity in Greece highlighted during NCL’s participation in Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

Swan Hellenic engages V.Ships Leisure & Oceanic to ensure exceptional on-board service

Mon, 31 May 2021 08:45:00 +0300

This extension of the services brings Swan Hellenic access to seafarers of the highest calibre across the globe.

FCCA Cruise Conference to return to Puerto Rico

Mon, 31 May 2021 08:15:00 +0300

All Conference participants will have access to workshops led by cruise executives and successful stakeholders, along with opportunities to meet with cruise executives during networking functions throughout the event.

Celebrity Cruises leads industry with first cruise ship approved to sail from a US port

Fri, 28 May 2021 09:29:00 +0300

New-luxury ship Celebrity Edge to depart Ft. Lauderdale on June 26.

The airlines, hotels and travel companies with the best / worst customer service

Fri, 28 May 2021 09:22:00 +0300

Of the biggest brands in the world, the best performers on email are United Airlines (US, 65.58); Marriott International (US, 61.24), Booking.com (US, 58.92), and Intercontinental Hotels Group (US, 57.83)

Norwegian Cruise Line to redeploy eight additional ships

Fri, 28 May 2021 08:10:00 +0300

Company’s great cruise comeback to continue with planned resumption of operations from highly sought-after destinations around the world.

Royal Caribbean to sail the last frontier this Summer

Wed, 26 May 2021 08:22:00 +0300

Returning favorites Serenade and Ovation of the Seas begin sailing from Seattle July and August.

Scenic and Emerald Cruises USA announce the start of European river sailings on Portugal’s Douro River

Tue, 25 May 2021 08:56:00 +0300

Special Savings and flexible booking are being offered on both lines.

Seasoned hospitality and fine dining expert Philipp Reutener joins Swan Hellenic as Hotel Director

Tue, 25 May 2021 08:05:00 +0300

Cultural expedition cruise pioneer brings its first ship the leadership of a truly international professional.

Ticknovate is appointed by Solent Cruises to manage its ticketing processes and increase inventory sales across the group

Mon, 24 May 2021 10:06:00 +0300

Ticknovate is a software-as-a-service ticketing solution built for tours, ferries, transportation, attractions, and entry events.

Holland America Line announces plans to restart cruising to Alaska from Seattle in July 2021

Mon, 24 May 2021 08:44:00 +0300

HALcruises announces plans to restart cruising to #Alaska this summer roundtrip from Seattle. Seven-day itineraries aboard Nieuw Amsterdam will call at Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan. First #cruise would depart July 24.

Princess Cruises introduces Dine My Way for convenient and contactless dining

Fri, 21 May 2021 08:52:00 +0300

Dine My Way gives guests the freedom to make reservations in onboard dining rooms and specialty restaurants at times they prefer and with whom they wish to dine.

CLIA welcomes the restart of cruise tourism in Greece

Fri, 21 May 2021 08:44:00 +0300

At least 15 of these cruise lines will home port in Greece. Remarkably, cruise operations started from day one of the reopening with 4 cruise lines already expected to operate during May. In total almost 40 cruise ships are projected to sail in Greece this year.

Azamara’s Summer 2021 voyages are now open for booking with new Destination Celebration experiences

Thu, 20 May 2021 08:49:00 +0300

Following the reveal of its health and safety protocols, the cruise line's Greece itineraries are now open for booking, featuring new onboard programming.

Cruise industry marketing veteran Maggie Carbonell joins Scenic Group USA as VP of Marketing

Wed, 19 May 2021 08:54:00 +0300

Maggie Carbonell has been in the travel industry for more than two decades.

PSTF 2021 digital tables global cruise industry issues as Greek, Cypriot and Israeli ports prepare to welcome passengers back

Tue, 18 May 2021 09:18:00 +0300

Aida, Celebrity, Costa, Hapag Lloyd, MSC, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, Silversea and TUI along with Celestyal Cruises will run considerable East Mediterranean summer programmes this season. 

Viking Cruises to homeport from Malta’s Grand Harbour from July

Tue, 18 May 2021 08:24:00 +0300

Cruise line activity in Valletta on the increase in a stepped approach.

Holland America Line’s new Rotterdam successfully sails through sea trials in Italy

Tue, 18 May 2021 08:06:00 +0300

Rotterdam left Marghera April 25 and performed the preliminary sea trials over two days before going into dry dock at Fincantieri’s Trieste shipyard where standard pre-delivery hull maintenance and painting were performed.

Norwegian Cruise Line unveils much-anticipated Norwegian Prima

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:19:00 +0300

First of Six Vessels in New Groundbreaking Class Officially Opens for Sale with Sensational Itineraries Sailing Northern Europe, The UK, The Caribbean and Bermuda. Cutting-Edge Ship Launches Multiple NCL Firsts with Indulge Food Hall, Infinity Beach, Oceanwalk and The Concourse.

Azamara reveals Health and Safety Protocols for return to sailing in August

Fri, 14 May 2021 08:29:00 +0300

Following the announcement of Azamara’s return to sailing in Greece, the cruise line has revealed its ‘Explore Well at Sea’ program, building upon the brand’s health and safety commitment.

Holland America Line to restart cruising from Greece in August 2021

Tue, 11 May 2021 08:42:00 +0300

Departing Aug. 15 and 29, the “Idyllic Greek Isles” itinerary features Kotor, Montenegro, plus the Greek isles of Kékira (Corfu), Thíra (Santorini) and Mykonos.

Vaccinations inspire marketing campaign for Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.

Fri, 07 May 2021 10:15:00 +0300

Advisors given marketing assets promoting the hashtags #HaveVaccineWillTravel and #HaveVaccineWillCruise.

Celebrity Cruises resumes 2021 Summer sailings to Galapagos Islands

Fri, 07 May 2021 09:51:00 +0300

Airfare included on select 10- to 16-night vacation packages.

Scenic Group hires Brian Chapin to lead company’s Global Air Department for all its brands

Tue, 04 May 2021 10:06:00 +0300

Brian Chapin, CTC, CTIE, has worked in management positions for more than 33 years at American Airlines and Virtuoso, and most recently, as the senior director of Air and Travel Solutions for Ensemble Travel Group

New tool: Easier itinerary planning in the Baltic Sea region and Norway

Tue, 04 May 2021 08:12:00 +0300

The Itinerary Planner is a great tool for planning future itineraries in the Baltic Sea Region – for instance to Kristiansand in Norway.

Celebrity Cruises' newest ship, Celebrity Beyond, defies imagination, wonder and luxury

Mon, 03 May 2021 09:05:00 +0300

Globally renowned designers Kelly Hoppen CBE, Nate Berkus and Jouin Manku collaborate with top architect Tom Wright to redefine the new luxury travel experience.

Oceania Cruises announces restart of cruise operations in August 2021

Mon, 03 May 2021 08:56:00 +0300

Phased resumption of voyages plus new, comprehensive health protocols.

Royal Caribbean Group provides business update and reports on first quarter 2021

Mon, 03 May 2021 08:10:00 +0300

Booking activity for the second half of 2021 is aligned with the Company's anticipated resumption of cruising. Pricing on these bookings is higher than 2019 both including and excluding the dilutive impact of future cruise credits (FCCs).

Norwegian Cruise Line to relaunch Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway with itineraries to the Mediterranean and Greek Isles

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 08:41:00 +0300

Norwegian Jade set to cruise the Greek Isles with seven-night itineraries from Piraeus beginning July 25.

Cruise Baltic continued sustainable initiatives in 2020 despite an uncertain year

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 07:58:00 +0300

The Cruise Baltic partners continued sustainable initiatives in 2020 despite an uncertain year. Photo credit: Ports of Stockholm.

Azamara announces return to sail with Greece Country-Intensive Voyages starting in August

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 09:05:00 +0300

The highly anticipated series of Greece voyages marks Azamara’s return to service for the first time as an independent cruise company.

St. Lawrence Cruise Lines delays start of 2021 cruising season

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 08:32:00 +0300

Summer cruise schedule to begin on June 24th.

Third generation, Greekl-owned Variety Cruises voyages into 2021

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 08:34:00 +0300

The company launches its first-ever Limited Collection Voyages alongside its Classic Greek Itineraries; Returns to the Seychelles; Announces 2022 Destinations and Variety Cares, its commitment to sustainability.

AmaWaterways launches reservations for 2023 river cruises following record booking month

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 09:11:00 +0300

Luxury river cruise line opens 2023 itineraries between 5 and 46 nights, offering 5 percent cruise savings on balcony staterooms and suites.

Kontiki Expeditions reveals the first stateroom of the new M/W Kontiki Wayra

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:48:00 +0300

Design Inspired by Landscape, Sense of Place, Comfort and Sustainability.

Super-charged MedallionNet redefining remote working on Princess Cruises MedallionClass ships

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:04:00 +0300

Each Princess MedallionClass ship transmits enough bandwidth per vessel to guarantee a superior connection for each guest and the personal device they are using.

Silversea Cruises unveils details on its long-awaited return to sailing

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:33:00 +0300

The cruise line opened sales on brand new Silver Moon voyages to the Eastern Mediterranean, departing from Greece from June 2021.