Monthly Archives: November 2013

Norwegian Getaway sails for the Netherlands ahead of launch

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Marking another key milestone in the ship’s delivery, Norwegian Getaway has successfully completed her conveyance along the Ems River. Sailing backwards and taking approximately 1.5 hours, Norwegian Getaway left MEYER WERFT in Papenburg, Germany, and made the narrow passage through the ship yard’s locks with only 1.6 meters clearance separating the ship from the View the Original article

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Norwegian Getaway floated for first time

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Norwegian Getaway was floated out of Meyer Werft’s covered building dock II in Papenburg, Germany earlier. The 146,600-tonne ship has been under construction since November 2012. The 4,000 passenger ship with her signature hull artwork designed by Miami artist David View the Original article

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Dubai positioned for cruise expansion

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The burgeoning reputation of Dubai as an international hub for cruise tourism is set to be bolstered by an eventful 2013-14 season, with more than 20 leading global cruise lines anticipated to bring in as many as 300,000 tourists to the Emirate, according to Dubai Cruise Tourism, an entity of Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing. From tours of the Arabian Gulf View the Original article

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Kruse steps up to leadership of Holland America Group

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Carnival Corporation has announced that effective December 1st Stein Kruse, currently president and chief executive of Holland America Line, is being appointed chief executive of the Holland America Group, adding Princess Cruises and Holland America Princess Alaska land operations to his current responsibilities of Holland America Line and Seabourn. Kruse will report to Carnival Corporation president Arnold Donald. View the Original article

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Aferry.co.uk launches new site for agents

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Aferry.co.uk has announced the launch of its new website for the travel trade – AFerryAgent.com.  The site will take away all the pain of booking ferries for clients as it makes ferry reservations as simple for agents as ABC.  Aferry.co.uk realised that agents shy away from ferries as there are so many different companies with a myriad of prices and panoply of different reservation systems View the Original article

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Costa vessels to undergo €10 million maintenance

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As part of Costa Cruises’ ongoing investment in quality and sustainability, three of the fleet’s ships are scheduled to arrive in Genoa this month for planned maintenance work. Costa Cruises is investing a total of more than View the Original article

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Thomson celebration ends record year for Portsmouth, UK

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With more cruise holidays on offer every year, and with constantly changing ships and itineraries, travel agents have to stay ahead of the game in a competitive market. That’s why a dozen holiday consultants, keen to expand their knowledge, will be at Portsmouth International Port this Monday. The group will be learning about the Port, looking at one of its biggest ever visitors, and discovering why the waterfront city makes a great destination for holidaymakers. It’s sure to be a …

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Silversea Cruises expands onboard digital services

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In another cruise industry first Silversea Cruises has added newspapers and lifestyle magazines to its complimentary onboard digital service. The digital service can be accessed on any Wi-Fi-enabled laptop, smartphone, tablet, or even e-book reader—anything with a browser. The service enables the streaming of movies and live television news broadcasts to guests’ mobile devices aboard Silver Cloud and the recently launched Silver Galapagos. The additional media options can be accessed on any smartphone or tablet, giving guests access to hundreds …

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Technical launch of Costa Cruises’ future flagship, Costa Diadema

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Norwegian Cruise Line renews Nintendo deal

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Norwegian Cruise Line and Nintendo of America have announced that they are expanding their partnership to offer Wii U video game systems and Wii U games fleet wide. As part of the partnership expansion, the line will feature Nintendo’s newest video game console in all ships’ atriums and youth and teen centres. In addition, the new HD Wii U systems will be featured at various competitions and events on board each ship. Norwegian first partnered with Nintendo in March 2007, …

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