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Windstar Cruises detailed its $250m Star Plus Initiative at Seatrade Cruise Global, with company President John Delaney calling it “the most complex refit ever attempted.”

An independent study report commissioned by SEA\LNG and the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel has revealed that greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions of up to 21% are achievable now from LNG as a marine fuel, compared with current oil-based marine fuels over the entire life cycle from well to wake.

Norwegian Encore will debut in Seattle in 2021, to sail seven-day Alaska cruises alongside sister ship Norwegian Bliss. Meanwhile, Norwegian Joy will homeport in New York for the first time for Bermuda and Canada/New England cruises.

The number of ocean cruises taken by the UK/Irish market last year passed 2m for the first time, hitting a record 2,009,000 in 2018, up 2% from 2017. UK/Ireland is only the second European market to have reached over 2m cruisers and the fourth globally.

AmaWaterways christened its second river vessel for Portugal, AmaDouro, during festivities in Porto on Friday.

Technology is transforming guest services on board cruise ships, while the power of social media is helping lines monitor and improve guest satisfaction.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages will operate 'soft expedition' voyages in the Sea of Cortez from Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico's newest cruise homeport.

Frank Del Rio, president and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, received 2018 compensation valued at $22.6m, up from $10.5m the year before.

Miami-based SunStone Ships signed to build a sixth Infinity-class expedition vessel in China and said it already has a long-term charter agreement in place. Delivery is set for September 2021.

A federal judge has warned Carnival Corp. she may temporarily block its ships from calling at US ports over alleged probation violation related to the company's $40m pollution settlement.

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