Monthly Archives: January 2013

American Cruise Lines welcomes record Wave Season

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American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com), the largest U.S. cruise company, announced today record sales at the start of what it is predicting will be its strongest Wave Season to date. Each of the past four weeks has broken previous company sales records during Wave Season, with last week being the most successful sales week in the company’s entire history. View the Original article

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Century Casinos extends agreement with TUI Cruises

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Century Casinos announced today that the company extended its long-term concession agreement with TUI Cruises. TUI Cruises is a joint venture between TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. with focus on the premium all inclusive cruise market. TUI Cruises currently has two luxurious 1,900-guest ships ( Mein Schiff 1, Mein Schiff 2) in service to explore the world in style and comfort. A new 2,500-guest ship ( Mein Schiff 3) is currently being built, scheduled to commence operations in …

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Princess dramatically expands Japan cruise program in 2014

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Underscoring its commitment to the growing Japanese cruise market, Carnival Corporation & plc today detailed a substantially expanded 2014 Japan cruise program for the Princess Cruises brand, which brings a second ship to the market, features sailings from three homeports and plans to significantly expand the size of the cruise market in Japan to approximately 100,000 passengers. The Japan-built Diamond Princess will join Sun Princess for a cruise program from three homeports View the Original article

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CLIA expands resources in Europe, appoints executives in global association structure

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced an expansion of resources in the European market and several personnel appointments within the association’s new global structure. This follows CLIA’s Dec. 17 announcement that nine cruise industry associations around the world had joined together under a common, unified structure to represent the global cruise industry with one voice. Joining CLIA UK and Ireland, the Dutch Cruise Council (DCC) has agreed to be a part of CLIA and is the 10th cruise association …

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Windstar Cruises returning to the South Pacific

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Windstar Cruises says it is returning to the South Pacific after an absence of more than a decade. The sailing ship line today announced the 148-passenger Wind Spirit will offer 28 voyages out of Papeete, Tahiti in 2014 — its first cruises in the region since 2002. The seven-night trips will feature calls at the islands of Moorea, Taha’a, Raiatea, Huahine and Bora Bora. “Windstar’s return to Tahiti has always been the number one request from our guests and travel …

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The original Southern Rock Reunion returns to sea

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Southern Rock Legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, in partnership with Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, will be once again bring fans and bands together for the seventh sailing of the popular Simple Man Cruise. This southern rock vacation experience at sea will depart from Miami, FL onboard Norwegian Pearl, to port stops in Key West, FL, and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, a private island destination reserved just for the guests of Simple Man Cruise, from October 20 View …

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Cunard brings Queen Mary 2 to Abu Dhabi for first time

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The Queen Mary 2 – the luxury flagship of the Cunard Line – will make her maiden call at Abu Dhabi when she visits the Mina Zayed cruise terminal later this month. The US 0million cruise liner – built in 2004 to replace the illustrious Queen Elizabeth 2 – will spend the day in Mina Zayed before sailing for Cochin in India. The liner will arrive in Abu Dhabi on January 29th with 2,620 passengers with tourism officials hailing the …

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Norwegian Cruise Line completes float

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Shares in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings have begun trading on the NASDAQ exchange. Underwriters priced the stock at a share, raising 6.5 million. The offering price was above the expected range of to per share set forth in a prospectus. Norwegian will use the proceeds to pay down debt. The 23.5 million shares sold amount to 12 per cent of the ownership of Norwegian. The majority of the company’s shares remain owned by Genting HK, Apollo Group and TPG Viking …

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Cruise Shipping Miami 2013 conference to feature more sessions

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The conference portion of the annual Cruise Shipping Miami event, slated for March 11-14, has been revamped for its 29th edition. There will be more concurrent sessions Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday and Thursday, and the panels will be just 90 minutes long. Developed to be more in-depth and content-rich, the revamped conference lineup is the result of solid research and feedback from Cruise Shipping Miami attendees, cruise lines and industry organisations. Conference sessions are organised into four “streams” that will thematically …

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Princess Cruises adds New South America and Tahiti sailings

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Princess Cruises has added several new Exotics cruise options in spring 2014, giving passengers additional vacation choices in the popular destinations of South America and the South Pacific. Options include a new South America grand adventure aboard Crown Princess View the Original article

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