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Grand Circle Announces Itineraries on New Clio

Grand Circle Announces Itineraries on New Clio

February 10 2016

Grand Circle Cruise Line today announced that the 89-passenger M/V Clio will begin cruising this summer following a $5M refit beginning in May. The M/V Clio will operate four European itineraries,... Read more

Grand Bahama Shipyard: 20 Drydocks Scheduled for 2016

Grand Bahama Shipyard: 20 Drydocks Scheduled for 2016

February 09 2016

Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited has 20 cruise vessels booked for 2016, according to a statement from the shipyard. The first ship to enter drydock this year was Holland America's Maasdam, which recei... Read more

New Livery for Princess Cruises Debuts on Majestic Princess

New Livery for Princess Cruises Debuts on Majestic Princess

February 08 2016

Princess Cruises announced today that the Majestic Princess will abe the first ship in the fleet to debut an new livery design featuring the company’s logo.  The new livery design will r... Read more

St. John’s: Friendly Population Welcomes Ships

St. John’s: Friendly Population Welcomes Ships

February 08 2016

More inaugural calls for St. John’s this year should make it 20 ships and 35,000 passengers. 2015 saw a record for the Canadian port when the Regal Princess was the biggest ship ever to dock there. ... Read more

SS United States Deal: Publicity Stunt or Bad Idea?

SS United States Deal: Publicity Stunt or Bad Idea?

February 04 2016

Crystal Cruises has signed an option purchase agreement for a ship that last sailed in 1969, the SS United States, pending a technical feasibility study.   The agreement is between Crystal and... Read more

Celestyal Cruises Looking at Newbuilds

Celestyal Cruises Looking at Newbuilds

February 03 2016

Celestyal Cruises is considering building two new 1,800-passenger vessels, according to CEO Kyriakos (Kerry) Anastassiadis, in an interview with Cruise Industry News. He said the brand had carried ... Read more

Lower Fuel Costs Drive Royal Caribbean’s 2015 Results

Lower Fuel Costs Drive Royal Caribbean’s 2015 Results

February 02 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises posted a strong 2015, with net income only down about $98 million from 2014, despite a $411 million write-down of Pullmantur. Without the write-down Royal Caribbean would ha... Read more

Royal Caribbean Reports 2015 Earnings

Royal Caribbean Reports 2015 Earnings

February 02 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises today reported 2015 results and provided guidance for 2016.  Continuing on its Double-Double trajectory, the company's adjusted earnings for 2015 were $4.83 per share - ... Read more

MSC Orders from STX France, Ships Get Bigger

MSC Orders from STX France, Ships Get Bigger

February 01 2016

Today at the coin ceremony for the MSC Meraviglia held in Saint-Nazaire, France, MSC Cruises confirmed the existing STX France options to build an additional two ships in the Meraviglia class. MSC n... Read more

San Diego Port Traffic Trending Up

San Diego Port Traffic Trending Up

February 01 2016

With three berths, San Diego is rebuilding its cruise traffic, with a small rise coming this year before a major uptick in 2017. Once one of the bigger homeports in North America, the port served on... Read more

AIDA Adjusts Deployment, Drops Eastern Med for 2016

AIDA Adjusts Deployment, Drops Eastern Med for 2016

January 29 2016

AIDA Cruises has adjusted its 2016 deployment in Europe, opting to pull the AIDAstella from the Eastern Mediterranean, citing recent events in Turkey.The 2013-built AIDAstella will now be re-deploye... Read more

Veitch/Virgin Lawsuit Comes to a Settlement

Veitch/Virgin Lawsuit Comes to a Settlement

January 28 2016

The Colin Veitch lawsuit against Virgin Cruises has come to a settlement, the parties announced. The lawsuit was officially closed by Chief Judge K. Michael Moore on Monday Jan. 25, after spanning ... Read more

SS United States: Redevelopment Deal to Be Announced

SS United States: Redevelopment Deal to Be Announced

January 28 2016

The SS United States Conservancy, the group behind the SS United States ocean liner, is set to announce major news at a press conference at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on February 4. “After... Read more

NYCEDC Building on Partnerships

NYCEDC Building on Partnerships

January 28 2016

Terminal operator agreements for the Manhattan and Brooklyn cruise terminals are expiring at the end of this year, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) will award the new ... Read more

Chinese Market to More than Double Between 2015 and 2017

Chinese Market to More than Double Between 2015 and 2017

January 28 2016

Chinese market growth will continue to through 2017, based on known ship movements announced by the cruise lines. The market will account for just under 3 million passengers come 2017, according to ... Read more

Saint John Driving Business and Engaging Community

Saint John Driving Business and Engaging Community

January 26 2016

For the third year in a row, the Port of Saint John recognized its tourism partners in an end-of-the-year (2015) awards ceremony, giving out prizes to the top tour guides. “The guides are the ones ... Read more

Significant Passenger Capacity Increase for Royal Caribbean in 2016

Significant Passenger Capacity Increase for Royal Caribbean in 2016

January 26 2016

New ships Ovation and the Harmony of the Seas, along with full year operations from Anthem and the return of the Empress on a short-cruise program, will propel Royal Caribbean International’s ... Read more

Norwegian Building Up Europe in 2017, Getaway to Northern Europe

Norwegian Building Up Europe in 2017, Getaway to Northern Europe

January 25 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line’s deployment is expanding for 2017, as the Norwegian Getaway will sail from May through September from Copenhagen. Among ports the ship is visiting are Tallinn, Helsink... Read more

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