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European cruise ships using high-polluting fuels harm local life

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Nearly every cruise ship in Europe is still using high-polluting fuels that harm the environment and human health, prompting calls for ports to ban them altogether.

MSC Cruises host five day global trade gathering onboard

Monday, November 09, 2015 -

msc cruises logoThe annual MSC Cruises “All Stars of the Sea” event to celebrate and reward the Company’s top performing travel agent partners from across the globe opened on board MSC Cruises flagship, MSC Fantasia.

The five-day event, staged each year by the Geneva, Switzerland-based global cruise line – number one in Europe, South America and South Africa – welcomed more than 1,800 travel agents and members of the media in what is by now a highlight of the MSC Cruises calendar.

Thursday, November 05, 2015 -

MSC-CruisesMSC Cruises, the number one cruise line in Europe, South America and South Africa, today announced that the now completed Renaissance Programme has delivered four renewed ships that will spearhead the Company’s push into new markets and further strengthen its position in those where it is the leader.

MSC Cruises Chief Executive Officer Gianni Onorato told a press conference aboard MSC Lirica – the final ship to complete the Renaissance transformation – that the project reinforced the elements that so distinguish the MSC Cruises experience: tailored amenities and services for families; exquisite, varied dining offerings; outstanding, all-hours entertainment; a broad choice of relaxation and wellness options, and more, all provided with a touch of Mediterranean flair and flavour.

European Waterways Strong Advanced Bookings

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 -
European WaterwaysEuropean Waterways, Europe’s largest luxury hotel barging cruise company, reports strong advanced bookings for the 2016 season, with charters among the popular options. Managing Director Derek Banks attributes this to an increasing awareness among travelers of hotel barge cruising vacations and the growing market for multi-generational family and group travel.

 To stimulate interest in one of its newer cruising areas, the Alsace and Lorraine region of Eastern France, the company is offering up to $3,300 off whole boat charters for select August 2016 departures on the Panache.

Windstar Cruises Announces First-Ever Veterans Day Sale

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 -
Windstar CruisesSmall ship cruise line Windstar Cruises announces their first-ever Veterans Day Sale, running through November 12, on popular voyages through Europe, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, and the Caribbean.

Guests can save up to 81 percent on select voyages, and as a bonus offer, veterans and active duty military are eligible for an additional $100 per person shipboard credit.

Paul Gauguin Cruises Offers A Two-Week Sale On Select 2015 & 2016 Tahiti, French Polynesia, And South Pacific Voyages

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 -

Paul Gauguin CruisesPaul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 88-guest m/v Tere Moana, announces a sale on select 2015 and 2016 Tahiti, French Polynesia, and South Pacific voyages.

Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering savings of up to $4,750* per person off previously advertised rates on select cruises aboard The Gauguin when booked by November 14, 2015.

Crystal River Cruises Orders Five River Yachts

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 -
257384In true Crystal fashion, the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line is delivering more of what its guests want, and will launch Crystal River Cruises with five luxury river yachts – three more than previously announced – with the first ultra-luxury river vessel starting in 2016, a full year earlier than planned.

President and CEO Edie Rodriguez announced today four newly built Crystal river yachts – twice the originally planned deployment – have been ordered for delivery in 2017 from the German shipyard Lloyd Werft. Additionally, due to travelers and agents strong demand for an earlier Crystal river experience, Crystal has also completed the purchase of the German built MS Mozart, the largest river cruise vessel in Europe.

Carnival Cruise Line to dedicate two ships to Chinese market

Thursday, October 29, 2015 -

Carnival Cruise LinesCarnival Cruise Line, the largest brand under Carnival Corporation & plc, has announced an initial commitment of two ships to the China market beginning with Carnival Miracle in spring 2017 followed by Carnival Splendor in spring 2018. Both ships will be based in China year round.

Carnival Miracle and Carnival Splendor will offer the memorable, high quality vacation experience Carnival is known for featuring exceptional service and hospitality in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 -

Fred. Olsen Cruise LinesFred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ latest new brochure – ‘See Europe’s Alluring Cities, Lochs & Rivers’ – highlights 12 getaways in 2016 that offer unique scenic cruising experiences, along with exciting city break stopovers.

 Guests can glide through the Lochs of Scotland; sail along the Guadalquivir River into Seville; and pass towering fjords in Norway, all on one of Fred. Olsen’s smaller, more intimate ships.

P&O Cruises Announces First Cruise Calls to Fraser Island

Thursday, October 29, 2015 -

P&O Cruises 2In another spectacular development in its suite of cruise itineraries, P&O Cruises today announced that it will next year make two calls to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island located off the southern Queensland coast.

Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden — the two latest additions to the P&O Cruises fleet — will call at Fraser Island on April 3 and December 12 respectively, the first of a number of calls to the Island which boasts some of the world’s most magnificent scenery, wildlife and visitor experiences.
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