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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which doubled capacity this year—but is temporarily back to one ship due to a charter—has been upping its game in areas like guest experience and digital marketing, while rolling out new partnerships.

Small-ship cruise line Voyages to Antiquity joined the American Society of Travel Advisors and will take part in an ASTA event in Dallas next week.

Crystal Cruises jumped out by announcing its full 2021 deployment, which features extensive exploration of Southeast Asia, China and Japan, four sailings to/from Dublin, and the Holy Land.

United Way of Broward County has a limited number of staterooms available at discounted rates for the Nov. 27 pre-inaugural cruise of Celebrity Edge.

The cruise industry contributed A$4.8bn to the Australian economy last financial year, according to the 2017/18 Economic Report released to the industry this evening by Cruise Lines International Association Australasia, and md Joel Katz said there is potential for much more.

A recent Booking.com survey of more than 20,000 global travelers found that 40% of baby boomers had taken a solo trip in the past year and another 21% were planning to take one in the near future.

MSC Cruises announced a commitment to eliminate single-use plastics from its entire fleet globally and introduce sustainable alternatives if available. By the end of this year all plastic straws will be replaced with 100% compostable and biodegradable substitutes.

 

AIDAaura is currently four days into her 2018/19 and first world cruise.

Ponant is looking for international sailing enthusiasts to spend seven nights aboard its new luxury expedition ship Le Lapérouse for a grandstand view of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2019.

In a novel and perhaps precedent-setting initiative that adds to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s arsenal of efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, the cruise giant is backing a wind farm that will enable it to offset up to 12% of its ships' CO2 output.

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