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Oceania Cruises, known for its culinary mastery, unveiled the Dom Pérignon Experience at La Reserve. This first of its kind dining experience pairs six palate piquing courses with a different expression and vintage of Dom Pérignon’s acclaimed vintages.

As announced in the December issue of Seatrade Cruise Review, the two Australian winners in the inaugural Seatrade Cruise News 20 under 40 work for Carnival Australia.

Virgin Voyages sailors will be able to live it up in RockStar Suites created by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio. With only 78 RockStar Suites aboard Scarlet Lady, among them are 15 Mega RockStar Suites, aptly named the Massive Suites, Fab Suites, Posh Suites and Gorgeous Suites.

In developing its Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises is going for a more relaxed, nature-oriented experience than some of the other action-intensive cruise line private islands in the Bahamas. This will not be a 'theme park' but rather a 'paradise in the Caribbean,' as Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises, put it.

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings plans to report 2018 fourth quarter and full year financial results on Feb. 28, before market open.

British Columbia's Port of Nanaimo named Ian Marr to the permanent post of CEO, and Mike Davidson as COO. Marr had shared the co-CEO title with Davidson for the past several months.

Technical work completed during Queen Elizabeth's drydock at Damen Shiprepair Brest included the installation of twin exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) which, along with all the pipe and ducting work, involved the removal of two staterooms to accommodate the additional equipment.

Katie Lahey, executive chair, Australasia for Korn Ferry, has been appointed to the Carnival Corp. & plc boards of directors, effective immediately. She becomes the fourth woman director, joining Laura Weil, Debra Kelly-Enis and Helen Deeble, on the now 12-member boards.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises ordered a third ship in its 750-passenger series at Fincantieri. The sister of Seven Seas Explorer and of 2020's Seven Seas Splendor is scheduled for 2023 delivery.

With the US government shutdown dragging on, long lines at some airports are reported as more security screeners fail to show up for work. But, so far, there's no impact to cruise operations at key seaports contacted by Seatrade Cruise News.

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