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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

Royal Caribbean Earmarks $61 Million for Adventure Refurb, Adding 100 Cabins

Royal Caribbean Earmarks $61 Million for Adventure Refurb, Adding 100 Cabins

June 12 2016

Royal Caribbean International will spend $61 million on a November drydocking for the Adventure of the Seas, introducing new waterslides, the FlowRider surf simulator, and a children’s aquapar... Read more

New CCNE Symposium Format Drives Engagement

New CCNE Symposium Format Drives Engagement

June 10 2016

A new workshop format for the 150 attendees at the 2016 Cruise Canada New England Symposium saw cruise lines lead tables of 10 to 12 people in an interactive and engaging discussion on Wednesday in ... Read more

Thomson Launches TUI Discovery

Thomson Launches TUI Discovery

June 10 2016

Thomson Cruises has launched its newest ship, the TUI Discovery, with a ceremony held in Palma, Majorca, on Thursday evening June 9. The evening commenced with keynote speeches from TUI Group&rsquo... Read more

CCNE Symposium News and Notes

CCNE Symposium News and Notes

June 10 2016

News and notes from the 2016 Cruise Canada New England Symposium held in New York City. **There are discussions well underway for the ports in Canada/New England to fund an organization with full-t... Read more

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