Fred. Olsen news update

Fred. Olsen has announced that Boudicca will enter dry-dock in January for a refurbishment programme. Under the revamp, the Fitness Centre and decks will be relocated, creating…

Norwegian Adventure

Norway has been on my bucket list for many years now – and not just because I missed out on a trip there three years ago when I had to go to Yorkshire instead. The almost-unearthly scenery…

When things don’t go to plan

In a recent article on Cruise News about the cancellation of Sun Princess’s first cruise after dry dock, Princess Cruise Lines was at the receiving end of several scathing comments and…

On The Deck: James Cole

Last Thursday we explained that we are currently in the process of implementing a number of changes here at Cruise News. The first of those will be four additions to our industry…

On The Deck: Jo Rzymowska

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be introducing some very special changes here at Cruise news. The first will be a number of additions to our team of industry…

On The Deck: Andy Harmer,

In one week’s time, on 1 May, the PSA is going to disband after 50 years. The change will mean that any current ferry members of the PSA will move over to the Chamber of Shipping and all…

On The Deck: Ray Steward

The lucrative ultra-luxury market is a sector which will remain out of a majority of our price ranges for most of our lives. However, that's not stopping some agents making some serious…

On The Deck: Mike Bonner

Silversea Cruises is a name which holds high regard throughout the cruise sector. It sits within the upper echelons of the industry's luxury market - the so called Ultra-luxury offering…

On The Deck: Stephen Moffett

If circulated reports are correct Italian family line MSC Cruises underwent a very successful 2012 with rising profits, new ships announced and more itineraries planned. The UK market is…

On The Deck: James Cole

The recent announcement that World Travel Holdings was to embark on a multi-million pound partnership  with Hays Travel has made a few people – including us – take notice. The deal,…

Onboard with Fred. Olsen

Cruise News editor Sam Ballard goes onboard Fred. Olsen’s Braemar to join a mini cruise from Southampton to France. Below is his review of the three night voyage. If someone was to…

On The Deck: Bernie Carter

It's no exaggeration to say that Oceania Cruises has a mouth watering offering. Renowned for its world-class cuisine and high level of service, the firm attracts 'foodies' from around…

On The Deck: Angela Waterman

Cruise News UK sits down with the retail manager of  NoFlyCruising.com to discuss the sector's huge growth, challenges it still faces and what the most popular destinations are amongst…

UK Appointments 09Aug12

Sam Ballard has joined Travel Daily Media as online editor. Based in London, Ballard will oversee Cruise News UK and social media channels, as well as report for Travel Daily UK. He was most…

On The Deck: Peter Adamou

Cruise News UK sits down with the head of Louis Cruises UK and Ireland to discuss the fractured relationship with the eurozone,  changes in itinerary and how the closure of its UK office…

MSC christens new ship

Marseilles witnessed the christening of MSC’s new flag ship MSC Divina last Saturday evening.  The high profile event included a gala dinner and entertainment from a list of well-known…

Staff Appointments 25/04/12

Debbie Milburn has been named as the new head of marketing for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts. Milburn was most recently director of marketing at QHotels. She will also be joined by the…

The rebirth of travel in Australia

The international travel ban in Australia will be lifted on 1 November 2021, when New South Wales reopens to quarantine-free overseas travel for fully vaccinated citizens and residents.

Disney in COVID-19 trouble?

Disney announced today, Tuesday, September 29, 2020, it will be laying off 28,000 employees at both its Disneyland and Walter Disney World parks in the United States.

Win an Amazon Echo with Silversea

Throughout June, Silversea is giving agents from across the UK the chance to win an Amazon Echo as part of the Silversea Advocates recognition programme.  The Amazon Echo is a hands free…

Windstar takes Manhattan

Windstar Cruises will be sailing into (and out of) Manhattan on its first-ever itineraries in New England and Canada beginning summer/fall 2018. Windstar’s 212-guest all-suite yacht Star…

Safe travels

Adventure tourism has risen in its popularity over the past few years and the trend is likely to grow at a fast pace within the next three years. According to the Global Adventure Tourism…

Guernsey’s game plan

This year Visit Guernsey launched a 10-year blueprint for tourism industry growth identifying the steps the destination will take to further boost its appeal and ramp up visitor numbers to…

豪掷千万购邮轮 芒果网真是拼了

  中国新闻采编网报道,在日前召开的第九届中国邮轮产业发展大会暨国际邮轮博览会上,向为市场热盼的《中国邮轮旅游发展总体规划》如期公布,政策鼓励下的中国邮轮游市场持续升温。据了解,2014年中国乘坐邮轮出境旅游人数有望突破70万人次,预计2015年邮轮旅行游客数量将破百万大关。   …

On The Deck: Mark Duguid

The recent news that Kuoni's retail arm was to initiate an extension of its cruise product was great news for the industry. Not only was it a validation of what many see as an industry…

On The Deck: Gerard Tempest

It’s been all change at Carnival UK recently and no one would blame you for not keeping up with what’s been happening. Just to recap: a few months ago the news broke that P&O…

On the Deck: Lynn Narraway

Having led Holland America Line (HAL) for a number of years, she formerly took control of Seabourn’s UK operation in the last 12 months. If managing one cruise line wasn’t enough, how…

On The Deck: Kathryn Beadle

The news that Hurtigruten had experienced a huge boost in its recent Arctic deployment probably hasn’t shocked many people. The small line from Norway has been quietly massing a growing…

Easing our way east

While the UK Government slowly mulls over how it can open up the UK to Chinese visitors, travel in the other direction is on the up. After assessing the Chinese inbound market earlier…

On The Deck: Nathan Philpot

So, after introducing two of our four industry contributors, we are ready to unveil number three. We have already bought you articles by Jo Rzymowska, associate vice president &…

Face to Face – Andy Stark

Andy Stark, managing director of The Global Travel Group talks to us about his plans for the consortia. It has been six months since Stark took control of the group.  How…

On The Deck: Alex White

If you’ve been keeping up with the news you cannot have failed to notice that things have been moving quickly at Princess Cruises. The company’s newest ship, the Royal Princess, recently…

Compagnie du Ponant: Sales Guide

Welcome to the Sales Guide for luxury yacht specialist, Compagnie du Ponant. Register below to learn everything there is to know about the history of the company, ship specifications…

Costa fined EUR1 million

Costa Cruises has accepted a EUR1 million fine handed to it by an Italian court, which will limit its liability for the incident in January 2012 that led to 32 people losing their lives…

On The Deck: Paul Beale

There is no doubt that the ultra-luxury sector is going through a renaissance right now. The current economic climate has left many of society's richest relatively untouched - and the…

On The Deck: Fraser Ellacott

Thomson Cruises operates in the three-star category. How has your company fared in that segment over the past couple of years? It’s been largely a good news story for Thomson Cruises…

ACE hits the airwaves

ACE has unveiled its new webinars and TV channel designed to provide agents with the latest news and product information directly from cruise lines and travel trade partners. Hurtigruten…

On The Deck: Philip Ordever

The international luxury travel market has faced real challenges in the last few years. How has Crystal fared in the UK in these tough economic times? I cannot argue that 2010 / 2011…

UK saves New Orleans tourism

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has named the UK travel trade as a key driver in the city's recent tourism recovery. "If it wasn't for the UK travel trade, the industry…

Caribbean set for recovery

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is forecasting a rebound in visitor arrivals in 2010 with moderate growth expected for the region on the heels of positive indicators from the fourth…
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