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Monday, 27 January 2014

Cyber Cruises Cruise News - 27 January 2014


MSC Cruises Reaches 2 Million Fans On Facebook
January 27th, 2014
As part of the company's fast-growing online and social media presence, MSC Cruises announced that it has just reached more than two million fans on Facebook around the world.
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Cruising tips - and a chilly welcome for Kai Tak passengers
January 27th, 2014
The new cruise liner terminal is now finally up and running at Kai Tak. A few ships have used it, but once passengers get over the disappointment of not docking at Ocean Terminal, they face another surprise. No taxis. (scmp.com)
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More than 300 people fall ill aboard cruise ship
January 27th, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating how more than 300 people have fallen ill on board a ship cruising the Caribbean. (foxnews.com)
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Carnival Imagination Kicks Off New Short Cruise Program from Long Beach
January 27th, 2014
Yesterday, the 2,052-passenger Carnival Imagination kicked off a new West Coast cruise schedule when it departed on a four-day cruise from Long Beach. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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CLIA Australasia Announces 2013 Cruise Awards Finalists
January 27th, 2014
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced the finalists for the 2013 Cruise Industry Awards, the first to be held under the CLIA banner. (australia.etbnews.com)
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New short cruise from Paris to Hamburg on Sea Cloud II
January 27th, 2014
Sea Cloud IISea Cloud II will depart on a 4 night sailing departing Le Havre (Paris), France on 07 June 2014 and arriving into Hamburg on 11 June 2014. (australia.etbnews.com)
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Royal Caribbean Earnings Call Comments
January 27th, 2014
Royal Caribbean Cruises hosted a very upbeat and optimistic earnings call today, with Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain pointing out that the year's earnings ended spot on with the guidance given a year ago, despite all the bad media coverage. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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Costa’s Scott Knutson Talks Sales, Marketing and Corporate Focus
January 27th, 2014
As Costa Luminosa sails each week from PortMiami to the Caribbean, Costa Cruises’ staffers in the line's North American headquarters in Fort Lauderdale can revel in the sales accomplishment. (travelagentcentral.com)
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Star Offers New Tours in Taiwan
January 27th, 2014
Star Cruises will let passengers discover Taiwan's cultural, historical and scenic treasures when SuperStar Virgo takes guests from Hong Kong to Keelung (Taipei), Kaohsiung and Taichung this summer. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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Royal Caribbean Shortens Cruise Struck by Illness
January 27th, 2014
Royal Caribbean has announced that Explorer of the Seas will return home two days early to allow for an extensive cleaning of the ship, its third round of sanitation since reports of gastrointestinal illness began to emerge last week. (cruisecritic.com)
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Holland America Hawaii Cruise Delayed Due to Medical Emergency
January 26th, 2014
Holland America’s Veendam was forced to change course on Thursday after a passenger required emergency medical attention, according to the United States Coast Guard. (cruisecritic.com)
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Sarina Bratton awarded Order of Australia (AM)
January 26th, 2014
Sarina Bratton, a leading travel industry figure with a stellar reputation gained for her role in pioneering luxury international cruising in the Australian market, has been awarded an Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours announced today. (expeditioncruising.com)
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Antarctic Whale watching with One Ocean Expeditions
January 25th, 2014
Join Dr Ari Friedlaender, One Ocean Expeditions' Marine And Conservation Expert, onboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov 16 March 2014 voyage to discover how these magnificent animals behave in the icy waters of Antarctica. (adventurecruising.blogspot.com)
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New Look for Louis Vessels
January 25th, 2014
It’s a new year and Louis Cruises has rolled out a new vessel livery. According to a spokesperson: “We have now added this new livery to our corporate identity which is based on our colours of red and blue.” (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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BVI Ports Moving Forward with Online Berth Booking
January 25th, 2014
The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) is almost ready to launch its Online Cruise Ship Booking service and is currently training shipping agents how to use the new system. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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U.S. Veterans Wins Cruise Planners-American Express Travel Franchise
January 25th, 2014
A U.S. Military Veteran, Don Snyder, and his wife, Sharon Snyder were awarded a Cruise Planners-American Express Travel franchise at the Renaissance in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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Port Canaveral Elects Thomas Weinberg to 2014 Chairman
January 24th, 2014
Thomas "Tom" Weinberg will serve a second consecutive term as chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority Board, accepting the job after an unanimous vote during the January Commission meeting. (travelagentcentral.com)
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Arnold Donald Hosts First Open Media Call Conference
January 24th, 2014
It is important to open lines of communications and create dialogue across the board, according to Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, who held the company's first general conference call and frank Q/A session by the CEO with American and European media today. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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A pretty good cruise season in 2013 for Goulette Shipping Cruise, la Goulette cruise Terminal (Tunisia)
January 24th, 2014
MSC Splendida at the cruise port of La Goulette in Tunis The terminal has reached almost 515000 passengers onboard 202 calls from several Cruise Lines. Most of them were regular lines like MSC, Pullmantur, Croisière de France, Aida Cruises, Holland America Line.
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Say ‘I Do’ With Carnival’s Totally Revamped Wedding Program Offering New Choices, Upgraded Amenities and More
January 24th, 2014
Carnival Cruise Lines has totally revamped its popular wedding program, upgrading everything from floral arrangements, decorations and photography to delicious new culinary selections and an even greater variety of romantic on-island ceremonies.
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No sign of ‘rat-infested ghost ship’ Lyubov Orlova off UK
January 24th, 2014
Lyubov OrlovaAccording to newspaper reports, experts believe winter storms may have driven the boat towards Ireland, Scotland or England. (bbc.co.uk)



Cruise Critic Launches New Cruise Shopping Tool
January 24th, 2014
Cruise Critic, the world’s largest cruise reviews site, announces the launch of Price Drop, a new way to shop for cruise deals. (online.wsj.com)
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Port Tampa Bay: New Name and Logo
January 24th, 2014
The new logo and brand approach were launched at the annual State of the Port event, attended by more than 300 port stakeholders and elected officials, at Cruise Terminal 2, in Tampa. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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Allyse Ishino Wins Holland America Line’s FIrst “Dancing With the Stars: At Sea”
January 24th, 2014
During the January 12 Champions Cruise aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland America Line crowned guest Allyse Ishino of Santa Ana, CA, the line's first "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" Champion. (travelagentcentral.com)
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Royal Caribbean: Update on Pork Industry’s Efforts To Eliminate 'Gestation Crates'
January 24th, 2014
“Royal Caribbean takes corporate responsibility seriously, including when it comes to the welfare of animals in the food system,” said Michael Jones, vice president of supply chain management for Royal Caribbean Cruises. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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Louis Cruises Launches New Greece and Turkey Cruise and Land Packages for 2014
January 23rd, 2014
Louis Cruises has announced new cruise and land packages for 2014 in cooperation with Karavan Travel. Louis is offering savings of 10 percent for bookings made by March 30, 2014. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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5 Cruise Trips Where You Get Your Own Private Island
January 23rd, 2014
Here is a selection of photos of private islands or beach destinations operated by cruise lines for the exclusive use of their guests. (travelpulse.com)


Australis Offers Free Air from Santiago for Select Sailings
January 23rd, 2014
Chilean expedition cruise operator Australis has announced free air roundtrip between Santiago, Chili, and the ports of Punta Arenas, Chili and Ushuaia, Argentina. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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Cruise records hits Marseilles Fos
January 23rd, 2014
Passenger throughput rose 7% to 2.62 million after cruise numbers soared 31% to 1.17m for a new port record.
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Prestige Cruises Files for Initial Public Offering
January 23rd, 2014
Prestige Cruises International, the parent company of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises, filed papers Jan. 22 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of about $250 million. (travelpulse.com)
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Costa Offers Upgrades, Lowers Deposits
January 23rd, 2014
Costa Cruises is offering free cabin upgrades and half-price deposits for select cruises beginning in April through 2014. (travelpulse.com)
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