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The Holland America Line Academy training program for travel agents reached a milestone when the 20,000th professional graduated.

Ahead of the North American debut of world's largest cruise ship Symphony of the Seas on Nov. 9, Royal Caribbean International partnered with the Grammy Museum to fund music education programs.

Christopher Edgington, P&O Cruises vp marketing and Ben Bouldin, Royal Caribbean International avp and md UK & Ireland, are to join the CLIA UK & Ireland executive committee board this month.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reported a successful 3Q, 2018 in which a boost in trade sales by almost 30% was just one of a number of year-on-year (Y-on-Y) headline figures – with the number of booked fly-cruise guests also up by more than 80%.

 

The lower bow section of American Cruise Lines' second modern-style riverboat, American Harmony, has moved from Fabrication Building No. 4 at Chesapeake Shipbuilding to the assembly launchway.

Genting Cruise Lines—comprising Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises—signed a new memorandum of understanding with Indonesia’s state-owned terminal operator, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (PERSERO), as part of an ongoing commitment to develop the country's cruise industry.

Port of San Francisco officials greeted the maiden call of Norwegian Bliss on Oct. 3. Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship docked at the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27.

In an update, the US Environmental Protection Agency said the 2013 Vessel General Permit—which covers discharges incidental to normal operation—will not be reissued prior to its Dec. 18 expiration date. The 2013 VGP will be administratively continued and remain in effect until a new permit is issued.

The death of veteran Australian journalist Malcolm Andrews this week has renewed memories of Sitmar’s Fairstar which cruised out of Sydney for 22 years.

Norwegian port of Flåm chalked up 153 calls and 257,988 cruise guests in 2018, representing 7,027 more than last year and a record breaking season.

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