St. Maarten, one of the Caribbean's leading cruise destinations and one of the places hardest hit by 2017's Hurricane Irma, handled nearly 1.6m cruise passengers in 2018. Moreover, the port surpassed pre-Irma arrival numbers in the second half of the year.
When Caribbean Princess emerges from drydock in June it will debut the The Reef Family Splash Zone, offering a refined, playful and relaxing area for adults and kids to enjoy the sun and water together.
Orlando-based theme park and entertainment company SeaWorld Entertainment bagged Gus Antorcha as CEO and board member. He'll start Feb. 18.
Seabourn's 2020 Alaska season features new seven-day cruises heading north and south, optional (for charge) Ventures by Seabourn guided kayak, Zodiac and hiking tours and two pre- and post-cruise 'Seabourn Journeys.'
Ahead of introducing William Wordsworth and George Eliot in the spring, Riviera River Cruises unveiled a sales incentive for North American travel agents.
Awilhelmsen—one of Royal Caribbean's founders—sold 4.8m shares of RCL common stock in a transaction that enabled the Arne Wilhelmsen family to become the sole owner of the Oslo-based private investment company.
Seatrade Europe Cruise and River Cruise Convention is coming up this year with its 10th edition taking place in Hamburg from September 11-13. Newly launched and co-located with the event is MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM and in partnership with Seatrade Cruise.
The Port of New Orleans set a new record in 2018 with 1,182,111 cruise passenger movements, up 2.3% from the year before. A 23% surge in guests taking Mississippi River cruises helped buoy the total, with new and larger ships set to sail from New Orleans both in the Caribbean and on the river in 2019.
Cruise and Maritime Voyages is offering what it calls the best-priced opportunity to circumnavigate the globe in comfort. Fares start at $100 per night, per person for the 120-day world cruise in early 2020 aboard the classically designed, mid-sized Columbus.
The Carnival Cruise Line Hub app now offers pre-cruise purchasing functionality and online check-in for its North American-based ships. Plus, the app’s popular 'Pizza Anywhere' on board function is now available on 11 ships with a fleetwide rollout expected to be completed later this year.