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Three Bidders for Hurtigruten

Three Bidders for Hurtigruten

July 28 2016

Hurtigruten is on the table again, according to sources familiar with the matter who could not speak on the record. TDR, the British private equity firm which acquired Hurtigruten in the fall of 20... Read more

Port of Houston Walking Away from Cruise – Gangways for Sale

Port of Houston Walking Away from Cruise – Gangways for Sale

July 28 2016

A disastrous re-entry into the cruise industry for the Port of Houston has come to a final chapter as port commissioners voted to sell the port's passenger gangway system, according to a Houston Chr... Read more

Chinese Hull Art for China-Bound Norwegian Joy

Chinese Hull Art for China-Bound Norwegian Joy

July 27 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it has hired Chinese artist Tan Ping to design the hull artwork on the Norwegian Joy, which will sail from Shanghai and Tianjin. "A painter, printmaker, and edu... Read more

Patras Aiming to Rebuild Cruise Business

Patras Aiming to Rebuild Cruise Business

July 27 2016

“Last year we had very few calls, with 1,090 passengers total,” said Andreas Papapanagiotou, board member for the Port of Patras in Greece. “That’s why we attended MedCruise ... Read more

Pokémon Go: ‘No Challenges from Technical Standpoint’

Pokémon Go: ‘No Challenges from Technical Standpoint’

July 26 2016

For cruise passengers looking to play Pokémon Go onboard, one provider of connectivity services to cruise lines, Harris Caprock, has said it is up to the lines themselves. “Decisions r... Read more

Finalists Announced for 4th Annual China Cruise Awards

Finalists Announced for 4th Annual China Cruise Awards

July 25 2016

The China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association today announced the finalists for its fourth annual China Cruise Awards ceremony, which will be held alongside the China Cruise Shipping conference in... Read more

Livorno Looks to LNG Future

Livorno Looks to LNG Future

July 21 2016

“In 2016 we had 416 calls and around 800,000 passengers. In 2017 we expect fewer calls but about 900,000 passengers. We'll have growth in 2017 with the arrival of larger capacity ships,”... Read more

Boreal Incident Report Released Following Fire off Falkland Islands

Boreal Incident Report Released Following Fire off Falkland Islands

July 20 2016

Following the Boreal’s November 17, 2015 engine room fire, French maritime authorities have recently released an incident report concerning the Ponant vessel. The fire was due to a clogged fu... Read more

From Zero to 50: Saguenay Looks At Banner 2017

From Zero to 50: Saguenay Looks At Banner 2017

July 20 2016

The Canadian port of Saguenay, on the St. Lawrence, has 50 reasons to smile in 2017 with 50 ship calls expected, after starting with its first ship visit in 2006.“We work hard,” said Pri... Read more

Celebrity Pulls Equinox out of Europe for 2017; Summer in Caribbean

Celebrity Pulls Equinox out of Europe for 2017; Summer in Caribbean

July 19 2016

Celebrity Cruises will enter a competitive year-round Caribbean market in 2017 as the company has pulled the 2,850-passenger Celebrity Equinox out of the Western Mediterranean for the 2017 summer, a... Read more

Pullmantur to Sail Winter Canary Islands Program

Pullmantur to Sail Winter Canary Islands Program

July 19 2016

Pullmantur Cruises today announced that the 1990-built Horizon will sail a Canary Islands program embarking passengers in the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife this winter.The week-long program has 16 ... Read more

Sept-Iles: Working on Future Plans

Sept-Iles: Working on Future Plans

July 18 2016

It’s a standard year for cruise-ship traffic to the town of Sept-Iles in Quebec. “We have four ships over three days,” remarked Marie-Eva Duguay, executive director for Destinatio... Read more

Regent Explorer Christened in Monaco

Regent Explorer Christened in Monaco

July 14 2016

Godmother of Seven Seas Explorer, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, cut a red velvet ribbon which sent champagne smashing against the new Regent Seven Seas' Explorer's hull to officia... Read more

Summer 2016: Editorial #105

Summer 2016: Editorial #105

July 13 2016

Europe: Flat Year-Over-Year: This year, the total number of passengers expected on European sailings is expected to stay flat from last year at an estimated 6.4 million, according to the 2016-2017 Cru... Read more

Norway Port Focus: Building Up Transit and Turnaround Business

Norway Port Focus: Building Up Transit and Turnaround Business

July 13 2016

Norwegian ports are busy working to promote their offerings to the cruise industry, with Cruise Norway leading an ambitious homeporting project with hopes to attract more turnaround business. Elsew... Read more

Summer 2016: Executive Profile: Proven Track Record

Summer 2016: Executive Profile: Proven Track Record

July 12 2016

“Our product is about being one of a few instead of many,” said Mark Conroy, managing director for Silversea Cruises for the Americas. “It is also a combination of being exclusive an... Read more

Summer 2016: Private Equity: Huge Return Potential

Summer 2016: Private Equity: Huge Return Potential

July 11 2016

Transparency is not a word that comes to mind when trying to track cruise industry investments by private equity firms. With few exceptions, they clam up. Perhaps it is because their investments did n... Read more

2016 Cruise Industry Infographic Released

2016 Cruise Industry Infographic Released

July 11 2016

Cruise Industry News has released its 2016 cruise industry infographic, based off data in the 2016-2017 Cruise Industry News Annual Report. The infographic provides an overview of the past, present ... Read more

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