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Monday, 16 December 2013

Cyber Cruises Cruise News - 16 December 2013


APT AmaBella Voted 'Best River Cruise Ship' by Cruise Passenger Readers
December 16th, 2013
APT's ms AmaBella has been named 'Best River Cruise Ship' in the 2013 Cruise Passenger Readers' Choice Awards. (australia.etbnews.com)
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Australian Cruise.com Awarded MSC Cruises 2013 Online Partner of the Year
December 16th, 2013
Cruise.com was awarded MSC Cruises Online Partner of the Year in 2013 for generating extraordinary growth in sales, continuous partnership support and innovative marketing efforts. (australia.etbnews.com)
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American Cruise Lines Building Four New Ships
December 16th, 2013
American Cruise Lines today announced that it is building four new riverboats for American river cruising. Construction has already begun on the first two ships, with the first to begin cruising in in the spring of 2015. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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Saga Cruises to offer voyage to South Africa and back
December 16th, 2013
The 18,800 gross ton Saga Pearl II will sail from Southampton on 7 January on a 26 night voyage to Cape Town and start a 22 night return voyage from there on 31 January, the company says on its website. (cruisebusiness.com)
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Port of Cork Company appoint new Harbour Master
December 16th, 2013
The Port of Cork Company have announced the appointment of Captain Paul O’Regan as Harbour Master, Port Operations Manager and Superintendent of Pilots of the Port of Cork. (cruisebusiness.com)
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Fincantieri to Build Two More Viking Ocean Ships
December 16th, 2013
Viking Cruises and Fincantieri announced today the signing of a contract for the construction of two additional ocean cruise ships. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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Set sail for an endless summer: New Sea Cloud II - Caribbean itinerary
December 15th, 2013
Sea Cloud IIPicture-book islands of the Lesser Antilles, dreamlike sandy beaches and a gentle pace of life are on offer on a new 7 night round trip Sea Cloud II sailing from 31 March to 07 April 2014. (expeditioncruising.com)
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STX Finland secures much-needed financing
December 15th, 2013
The struggling shipbuilder STX Finland has secured the financing needed to construct a second cruise liner for the Germany-based shipping company TUI Cruises. (yle.fi)
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Saga Holidays Cancels Caribbean Cruise Itinerary Due to Faulty Generator
December 15th, 2013
UK based Saga Holidays was forced to cancel its 31-night Caribbean itinerary aboard Saga Ruby, due to a faulty generator affecting the ship’s air conditioning system. (cruisecritic.com)
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Assam Bengal Navigation. Launch of ABN Rajmahal
December 14th, 2013
The latest addition to our fleet, ABN Rajmahal, was launched in Calcutta last week.
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P&O Cruises' Guests Take The Helm With Cruise Control
December 14th, 2013
P&O Cruises Australia has launched a fun, interactive portal allowing guests to take control of their cruise from the moment they log in. (australia.etbnews.com)
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Seabourn Arrives Down Under for a Long Ultra-Luxury Summer
December 14th, 2013
Seabourn Odyssey has arrived in Australia marking the start of the ultra-luxury cruise line's biggest summer down under. (australia.etbnews.com)
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Cruise ship waiter injures back, seeks damages
December 14th, 2013
A waiter from Hungary has filed suit against a cruise ship claiming he suffered a back injury while working aboard a cruise ship earlier this year, recent court documents say. (setexasrecord.com)
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Grimaldi Lines Announce Their Cargo-Passenger Line-Up For 2014
December 14th, 2013
Grimaldi Lines have made a number of changes to their South Atlantic services over the past year, while the Mediterranean services have been less affected.
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New River Cruise Line: World Quest Cruises
December 13th, 2013
Russian Waterways cruise operators have partnered with Imperial River Cruises and Orthodox Cruise Company to form World Quest Cruises, the newest river cruise brand. (travelagentcentral.com)
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Adventure Canada Offers Rare 25% Promotion On Back-To-Back Spring Sailings In Eastern Canada
December 13th, 2013
Adventure Canada passengers who book back-to-back spring sailings in Eastern Canada receive a 25% discount on their second voyage.
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Aqua Expeditions Relaunches Website and Opens Bookings For Mekong Cruises to Vietnam and Cambodia
December 13th, 2013
With the upcoming launch of its third luxury vessel, the Aqua Mekong, Aqua Expeditions has unveiled a newly designed and dynamic website.
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Book Now And Save On 2014 WLCVacations Cruises
December 13th, 2013
With the end of 2013 here, WLCVacations is excited to announce guests who book now will save on their 2014 cruises! (travelandtourworld.com)
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Ponant 25 years on and looking toward Australia, Asia, Pacific islands and West Africa
December 13th, 2013
With 2013 revenue up 25% compared to last year, it has been another successful year for Compagnie du Ponant, ceo Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée, told Seatrade Insider during a one-to-one interview in Paris this week. (expeditioncruising.com)
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Costa and Baoshan District Join Forces for Development of Cruising in Shanghai
December 13th, 2013
Costa Cruises and Baoshan District are strengthening their alliance to promote the future development of cruising in Shanghai. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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Scenic Cruises Offers "Passau to the Danube Delta" Voyage
December 13th, 2013
Next spring, guests of Scenic Cruises can take part in a new cruising itinerary between the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Danube Delta and Germany's Passau, as well as spending two days exploring the Romanian capital of Bucharest. (travelagentcentral.com)
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Leader in Alaska Small Ship Cruises Announces New-for-2014 Tour of Popular Ports and Alaskan History
December 13th, 2013
AdventureSmith Explorations reports that 27 unique cruise and land packages, including its new Gold Rush Legacy and Alaska's Golden History tours, are being readied for the 2014 season in its most popular destination, Alaska.
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MSC Cruises Releases Video Welcoming MSC Divina to North America
December 13th, 2013
MSC Divina recently completed a voyage to PortMiami positioning to become the first MSC Cruises ship to sail year-round from North America. (travelagentcentral.com)
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Norwegian Launches Butler-Drawn Bath Menu
December 13th, 2013
Norwegian Cruise Line has added another element of luxury to the line's array of exclusive suite amenities by introducing a new, first of its kind in the cruise industry "Bath Butler" menu. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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Carnival UK again allows some agents to hold customers' funds
December 13th, 2013
Carnival UK, which operates the brands of Carnival Corp & plc in the UK, is no longer insisting that all agents' customers make direct payments to the cruise line, Travel Weekly reports. (cruisebusiness.com)
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Telegraph Cruise Show in London 10 to 12 January
December 13th, 2013
The annual Telegraph Cruise show will take place in the ExCel Centre in London from 10 to 12 January 2014. (cruisebusiness.com)
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Carnival Unveils New Wave Season Support for Travel Agents
December 13th, 2013
Carnival shared with travel agents details regarding a new "Wave Season" promotion offering discounts of up to $400 per stateroom on a variety of "Fun Ship" departures booked in the month of January. (travelagentcentral.com)
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Port of San Diego Adopts Climate Action Plan
December 13th, 2013
The Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners has adopted a Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on District tidelands. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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CLIA And Cruise Industry A Major Presence For First Time At Site Global Conference
December 12th, 2013
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) partnered with the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE) to educate and promote cruising during the network of meeting and event professionals' annual Global Conference which took place in Orlando this week.
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Stellar Speaker Line-Up Revealed for Inaugural Cruise3sixty Australasia
December 12th, 2013
A stellar line-up of cruise industry professionals has been confirmed for the inaugural Cruise3sixty Australasia conference, including Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO Christine Duffy. (australia.etbnews.com)
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Norwegian Cruise Line Selects Oceans TV as Russian TV Channel Provider for the 2014 Winter Olympics
December 12th, 2013
Oceans TV has announced that it will supply Norwegian Cruise Line with Russian TV channels on-board Norwegian Jade for the duration of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next year. (abc27.com)
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