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COSCO to Enter Chinese Cruise Market

COSCO to Enter Chinese Cruise Market

June 29 2016

Southern Sea Cruises will start service out of Sanya, China, and is a joint venture including COSCO, China Travel Services Group and the China Communications Construction Company. COSCO already owns... Read more

Carnival Q2: Ticket Up, Fuel Down, and Capacity Rebalance

Carnival Q2: Ticket Up, Fuel Down, and Capacity Rebalance

June 28 2016

Slightly higher ticket pricing and onboard spend helped Carnival Corporation’s 2016 second quarter earnings inch up, but also driving the uptick in net income is fuel expense going from $370 m... Read more

New Cruise Strategy in Mazatlan Paying Dividends

New Cruise Strategy in Mazatlan Paying Dividends

June 28 2016

Cruise arrivals to Mazatlan are on the up-swing, with the Mexican port showcasing its third consecutive year of growth in 2016, up from 35 to 93 ships. This is still somewhat down from the peak of t... Read more

Encouraging Year for Adriana Cruises Out of Trinidad

Encouraging Year for Adriana Cruises Out of Trinidad

June 27 2016

Sailing year-round in the Southern Caribbean, Adriana Cruises embarks passengers in Trinidad and offers a variety of itineraries on the 1971-built, 308-passenger Adriana. At the fore-front of the p... Read more

Fan Bingbing Names Ovation of the Seas in Tianjin

Fan Bingbing Names Ovation of the Seas in Tianjin

June 25 2016

The Ovation of the Seas was named in Tianjin, China on Friday actress Fan Bingbing, who presided over the celebrations which culminated with the maritime tradition of the breaking of a champagne bot... Read more

MedCruise Assembly Focuses on Black Sea

MedCruise Assembly Focuses on Black Sea

June 24 2016

The MedCruise General Assembly from Odessa has zeroed in on cruise traffic in the Black Sea, with the Europa 2 calling in the Ukraine port and a year forecast with just five ships. The decision to ... Read more

Bar Harbor Moving Toward Permanent Terminal

Bar Harbor Moving Toward Permanent Terminal

June 24 2016

The long-talked about ferry terminal in Bar Harbor, Maine, could be coming into play for cruise ships calling sooner than later. “The State is in the process of acquiring the terminal from a ... Read more

Charlottetown Studying Second Berth

Charlottetown Studying Second Berth

June 22 2016

With an inaugural call scheduled from Disney Cruise Line in 2017, the port of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island is also looking at a potential build out of a second berth at its port facility.&l... Read more

Mein Schiff 5 Delivered 10 Days Early

Mein Schiff 5 Delivered 10 Days Early

June 21 2016

Meyer Turku has delivered the Mein Schiff 5 to TUI Cruises 10 days ahead of schedule, according to a statement from the Finnish shipyard. Wybcke Meier, CEO, and Frank Kuhlmann, CFO, of TUI Cruises,... Read more

Chinese Target: 220 Percent Capacity Growth Over Five Years

Chinese Target: 220 Percent Capacity Growth Over Five Years

June 21 2016

Cruise capacity in the Chinese market is set to grow by more than 220 percent over the next five years, from 1.3 million passengers in 2015 to 4.1 million passengers by 2020, according to the 2016-2... Read more

Moosehead Microbrewery to Open in Saint John

Moosehead Microbrewery to Open in Saint John

June 20 2016

Moosehead Breweries will open a microbrewery in Saint John, New Brunswick, adding another unique tour option for cruise passengers come 2017, said Betty MacMillan, manager of cruise development for ... Read more

MedCruise Set for General Assembly Event in Odessa

MedCruise Set for General Assembly Event in Odessa

June 20 2016

The 48th General Assembly for MedCruise, a group representing Mediterranean ports and stakeholders, is set to take place later this week in Odessa, also marking the 20th anniversary of the organizat... Read more

Corruption Charges Still Pending for the Mayor of Bergen

Corruption Charges Still Pending for the Mayor of Bergen

June 20 2016

The mayor of Bergen and the head of the port authority in Bergen are expected to be facing corruption charges, according to Norwegian news reports. Torstein Hagen, president and CEO of Viking Cruis... Read more

Ovation Arrives in Hong Kong

Ovation Arrives in Hong Kong

June 18 2016

The new Ovation of the Seas made her inaugural call to the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong on June 17. "We are excited to welcome one of the biggest and most technologically advanced cruise sh... Read more

Deilmann Sisters Receive Prison Sentence

Deilmann Sisters Receive Prison Sentence

June 17 2016

The Deilmann sisters, Gisa and Hedda, have been each sentenced to prison terms of two years and nine months, according to German press reports, citing attempted tax evasion and false statements made... Read more

Candib: Base is There to Expand Canada/New England Programs

Candib: Base is There to Expand Canada/New England Programs

June 16 2016

Product scarcity may bring opportunity for the Canada/New England region, according to David A. Candib, vice president, development and operations, global port and destination development group, Car... Read more

Celestyal Adds Punta Frances to Cuba Program

Celestyal Adds Punta Frances to Cuba Program

June 16 2016

Celestyal Cruises is adding Punta Frances to its Cuba program for the upcoming 2016-2017 Caribbean season, according to a statement. The cruise line said the port was "chosen for its authentic vibe... Read more

Costa Set To Be Largest Brand in Asia

Costa Set To Be Largest Brand in Asia

June 15 2016

Royal Caribbean International is the largest operator in terms of capacity in the Asia/Pacific markets, including China in 2016, according to the 2016-2017 Cruise Industry News Annual Report, but that... Read more

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