The biennial Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum returns this May to Athens for its fifth consecutive edition at a new venue and celebrates the industry’s renewed optimism for East Med cruising.
Dustin Nason has joined Seattle-based SSA Marine as VP, SSA Cruise Division. SSA Marine operates cruise facilities in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Mexico and other locations, handling millions of cruise passengers each year.
Windstar Cruises unveiled a new travel agency recognition program, Club 180, a riff on the company's '180 Degrees from Ordinary' tagline. The multi-tier program is designed to reward top-producing agencies with a Top 10 Platinum distinction, a top 11-20 Gold award and a 21+ Silver category.
A remarkable transformation of three vessels is taking place at Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana. There, a paddlewheeler is being built for American Queen Steamboat Co. (AQSC), and the two coastal vessels of Victory Cruise Lines are being refurbished under the new ownership of AQSC.
Today, on World Cancer Day, Holland America Line announced that it reached a total of $6m for cancer support through its 'One Deck for a Cause' programming begun in 2006. The goal was achieved during the recent 'O, The Oprah Magazine' 'Girls’ Getaway' cruise aboard Nieuw Statendam, Jan. 30 to Feb. 2.
The 2019 cruise season in Halifax will start April 8 with the arrival of Oceania Cruises' Marina, and will run until the first week of November, making it one of the longest seasons for the port with the highest number of passengers.