Archive for the ‘Cruise Industry’ Category

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister
Minister of Economic Development & Tourism Jamahl Simmons (left) speaks with BDA CEO Ross Webber BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister, affirms positive partnership, “Bermuda open for business” Hamilton, Bermuda, July 27, 2017 – Following a meeting with the Minister...
July 28th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Banking, Charity, Clubs, Cruise Industry, Environment, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Finance, Holidays, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Oceanology, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Tourism | Read More

CELESTYAL CRUISES announces one-year extension of the Thompson Spirit charter to Thompson Cruises

CELESTYAL CRUISES announces one-year extension of the Thompson Spirit charter to Thompson Cruises
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Celestyal Cruises today announced a one-year extension of the Thomson Spirit charter to Thomson Cruises of TUI Travel plc for the 2018 season. The Thomson Spirit has been chartered to Thomson since May 2003; per the terms of the charter, the ship will operate as a Thomson Cruises...
July 4th, 2017 | Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Markets | Read More

New photos show Off extensive enhancements to Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam

New photos show Off extensive enhancements to Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam
The Westerdam off Santorini 20 June 2017 —  When Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam emerged from a 12-day dry dock at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Italy, in late April, the ship debuted major renovations that added many new public spaces and amenities, including two firsts for the fleet:...
June 20th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Posidonia Sea Tourism 2017: Greece is open for cruise industry, says Kouroumplis

Posidonia Sea Tourism 2017: Greece is open for cruise industry, says Kouroumplis
Greece’s Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumplis at the podium GREECE IS OPEN FOR CRUISE INDUSTRY BUSINESS SAYS GREEK MINISTER  AT POSIDONIA SEA TOURISM FORUM Infrastructure improvements and China’s vast feeder potential hold key to Greece’s success in the sector The Greek government has...
May 23rd, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

Adventure cruisers offered MissionEase

Adventure cruisers offered MissionEase
.. Vestdavit is bringing its MissionEase multiple-boat handling system to a new passenger ship audience, citing concerns that conventional launching and retrieval could compromise safety for a generation of expedition ships heading for remote locations. Increasingly, those onboard expedition yachts and...
May 22nd, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Celestyal Cruises Launches its New Website!

Celestyal Cruises Launches its New Website!
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Comprehensive Portal Features, Streamlined Booking Process, Compatible with All Browsers and Mobile Devices, Rich & Refreshed Content in English, French, Greek and Spanish, Celestyal Cruises’ new website Invites Passengers to “Recharge, Renew, Relax” Celestyal Cruises,...
May 19th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, IT and Communications | Read More

Chios at the forefront of Greece’s Tourism Success

Chios at the forefront of Greece’s Tourism Success
Dancing on stage… A group of Dutch journalists escorted by Eleni Skarveli, the head of the GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organisation) in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg,  are now on the Island of the Winds*, that is Chios in other words, one of the most prominent and powerful places...
May 10th, 2017 | Archaeology, Charity, Communication, Cruise Industry, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Marinas, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Press and Media, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
06-May-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 7-20 MAY 2017 Worldwide FIRST CRUISE SHIP THROUGH NEW LOCKS Panama Canal, Panama World Holidays: 7-20 May 2017 Saturday, May 6, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 8 May (Mon) – Bank Holiday...
May 6th, 2017 | Canals, Cruise Industry, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services appoints new Commercial Manager, Cruise Solutions

Inchcape Shipping Services appoints new Commercial Manager, Cruise Solutions
ISS has announced the appointment of Jasem Zaiton as Commercial Manager, Cruise Solutions. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, has announced the appointment of Jasem Zaiton as Commercial Manager, Cruise Solutions. In his previous role Jasem...
April 12th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Cruise Industry, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

Celestyal Cruises wins five awards at Tourism Awards 2017

Celestyal Cruises wins five awards at Tourism Awards 2017
…Celestyal’s winners! Annual Ceremony Celebrates Excellence in Travel & Tourism Piraeus, Greece — Celestyal Cruises, the only home-porting cruise operator in Greece and the preeminent sea cruise line serving Greek destinations and the island of Cuba, today announced it won five...
March 24th, 2017 | Awards, Cruise Industry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Cruise Lines International Association Announces significant increase of European Cruise Travellers in 2016

Cruise Lines International Association Announces significant increase of European Cruise Travellers in 2016
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Over 500,000 more European Cruise passengers in the past four years, and up to €41 billion of economic contribution annually (Brussels, 15 March, 2016) –  Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community,...
March 15th, 2017 | Associations, Cruise Industry | Read More

Celestyal Cruises Announces New Season in the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises Announces New Season in the Aegean
Kyriakos Anastassiadis Celestyal Cruises, the specialist in destination-centric cruising, has announced its new season in the Aegean with new itineraries, new destinations and a new Celestyal Inclusive Experience. Celestyal Nefeli embarked on the company’s classic Iconic Aegean itineraries on March...
March 14th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, News, Tourism | Read More

Global Eagle Launches New Entertainment and Wi-Fi Portal for Cruise Ships

Global Eagle Launches New Entertainment and Wi-Fi Portal for Cruise Ships
LOS ANGELES – March 13, 2017 – Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) (“Global Eagle” or “Company”) is unveiling its new Airtime Portal for cruise ships at Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 this week. The Airtime Portal platform enables cruise ship operators to deliver Wi-Fi, instant messaging,...
March 13th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Setting Sail to New Horizons…

Setting Sail to New Horizons…
Tim Schweikert Setting Sail to New Horizons: Challenges and Solutions in the Cruise Market for 2017 by Tim Schweikert, president & CEO, GE’s Marine Solutions Approximately 130 million Chinese citizens travel internationally, making China the world’s largest outbound travel market in the world....
March 13th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations

Geopolitical chaos and Capers’ volatility cannot guarantee positive expectations
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 19 points at 1,064; the geopolitical chaos in all fronts creates more upheaval. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 100 points, 78 points plus from yesterday’s rise – 22 points, and now reads 1,678! Despite this, owners...
March 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Country Profiles, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, LNG, LPG, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Venezia Terminal: 2017 cruise ships services fares to remain unchanged

Venezia Terminal: 2017 cruise ships services fares to remain unchanged
An aerial view of the Venezia Terminal Passeggeri VENEZIA TERMINAL PASSEGGERI (VTP): 2017 CRUISE SHIP SERVICES FARES TO REMAIN UNCHANGED THE COMPANY WILL PARTICIPATE IN SEATRADE 2017 IN USA Venezia Terminal Passeggeri – VTP’s Board of Directors agreed to leave the fares for cruise ships support...
March 9th, 2017 | Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line consults Foreship on Ballast Water compliance

Norwegian Cruise Line consults Foreship on Ballast Water compliance
Foreship has secured a major design consultancy contract covering the first post-Ballast Water Convention treatment systems to be specified by Norwegian Cruise Line.  The contract calls for independent naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy services to ensure installations on five NCL...
March 9th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Bolideck® Glow puts ‘wow’ factor on deck

Bolideck® Glow puts ‘wow’ factor on deck
An example of Bolideck® Glow luminous decking material in daylight Bolidt, has launched a unique and ‘world-first’ glow-in-the-dark decking solution for the cruise industry whose luminosity by night harvests solar energy stored during the day. The decking and flooring specialist has released Bolideck®...
March 6th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Corvus energy storage system to reduce emissions for new polar expedition cruise ships

Corvus energy storage system to reduce emissions for new polar expedition cruise ships
… Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca ESS has been selected for two new polar expedition vessels Richmond, B.C. – March 6, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the supplier of lithium ion based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new polar expedition...
March 6th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Cruise Industry, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

CLIA Workshop on Port Infrastructure during ESW great success

CLIA Workshop on Port Infrastructure during ESW great success
Tom Fecke Cruise Lines International Association holds high-level workshop on port infrastructure during European Shipping Week (BRUSSELS, 1 March 2017) – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) yesterday hosted along with the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council an innovative workshop discuss...
March 1st, 2017 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Seven Seas Voyager equipped with Evac’s wastewater treatment systems

Seven Seas Voyager equipped with Evac’s wastewater treatment systems
The Seven Seas Voyager Retrofits are never easy, but getting them right through your selection of partners is critical to keep a vessel profitable. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is a six-star-plus cruise line. Its vessels boast the highest standards for their guests, plus the latest in technology in every...
February 22nd, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Ship Conversions | Read More

Celestyal Cruises Receives Five Top 2017 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards…

Celestyal Cruises Receives Five Top 2017 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards…
… Celestyal Cruises Receives Five Top 2017 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards Including First Place in Categories: Best for Value, Best for Entertainment, Best for Embarkation and Best for Shore Excursions The cruise line additionally has been placed in the top 10 for Best Overall cruise line Celestyal...
February 21st, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Company Profiles, Consumers Market, Cruise Industry, HR | Read More

Global Eagle Sets New Record for Live Telecasts of Special Events to Cruise Ships

Global Eagle Sets New Record for Live Telecasts of Special Events to Cruise Ships
LOS ANGELES – Feb. 2, 2017 – Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) set a record in 2016 for the number of hours of live event telecasts to cruise ship passengers around the world on its MTN-TV Special Events Channel. Exceeding its prior record by more than 400 hours, MTN-TV delivered nearly...
February 2nd, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Film Industry, Holidays, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

MCTC signs catering training contract with EXMAR Ship Management

MCTC signs catering training contract with EXMAR Ship Management
Managing Director Christian Ioannou Global training provider Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC) has signed a two-year contract with EXMAR Ship Management, through its catering managers VAN HULLE Catering, to provide training to crew members on 34 of its ships. MCTC, which specialises in the...
February 2nd, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Food and Drink, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

CLIA releases 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook and Cruise Travel Trends Forecast

CLIA releases 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook and Cruise Travel Trends Forecast
Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA Brussels, 16 December, 2016) – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook, detailing a steady pace of cruise travel interest and significant investment in the industry. CLIA, the world’s largest...
December 16th, 2016 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, Reports, Tourism | Read More