Monthly Archives: September 2012

Alan McGrory joins Windstar Cruises as Vice President of Marine Hotel Operations

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Windstar Cruises announced that Alan McGrory has joined the company as Vice President of Marine Hotel Operations. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of Windstar’s Marine Hotel Operations and enhancing the onboard guest experience. McGrory will report directly to Hans Birkholz, CEO and President of Windstar. View the Original article

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CruiseReport.com removes Egypt sailings from website

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In response to the attacks on the US Embassy in Egypt on September 11, CruiseReport.com will no longer display cruise information for sailings in Egypt. Primarily, this affects Nile river sailings on river cruises. View the Original article

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Brittany Ferries suspends services

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Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth and Plymouth to France and Spain have been suspended indefinitely following two days of strikes. The company has been on a cost cutting drive following three years of losses, which has resulted in protests by some French crew members who are unhappy with working terms and conditions. View the Original article

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Global Cruise Industry announces latest safety policy

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On behalf of the global cruise industry, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the European Cruise Council (ECC) today announced that the cruise industry has adopted an additional safety policy. This policy, which exceeds current international regulatory requirements, addresses issues related to the loading of lifeboats by crewmembers for training purposes. It is an outcome of the Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review, which was launched in January 2012. View the Original article

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Carnival chairman Micky Arison to speak at World Travel Market 2012

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Carnival Corporation chairman Micky Arison will make a rare public appearance at World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry. Arison will be taking part in the Travel Weekly Cruise Debate on Tuesday 6th November as the industry seeks to make sense of what has been a tumultuous year for the sector. View the Original article

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Serenade of the Seas next in line for Royal Caribbean upgrade

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As part of Royal Caribbean International’s extensive ship investment programme – which will see $300 million spent on enhancing the facilities and guest experiences onboard ships across the fleet – Serenade of the Seas is the next ship scheduled for a refurbishment in November this year. View the Original article

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Buoyant Carnival overcomes Costa Concordia disaster

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Carnival Corporation has reported robust figures for the third quarter of financial 2012, allaying fears the cruise giant could see profits wiped out by the Costa Concordia disaster. Profits in the third quarter stood at $1.33 billion, a fraction lower than in the same period of 2011. View the Original article

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CTO partners with Virtual Cruise Tourist

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The Caribbean Tourism Organization has partnered with Virtual Tourist to collect information from potential summer cruise travellers visiting the region. Virtual Tourist is an worldwide online travel community where travellers and locals share travel experiences and advice. View the Original article

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British woman missing after fall from Mediterranean cruise ship

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A search operation is under way for a British woman after she is thought to have fallen overboard from a cruise ship in the Mediterranean. View the Original article

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Body found in Mediterranean Cruise search

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The search for a British woman who fell overboard from a P&O cruise ship in the Atlantic has been called after a body was recovered from the sea off the coast of Spain. View the Original article

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