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Kelly Craighead, with more than 15 years in public and private sector tourism jobs, was appointed president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association.

In a speech focusing on opportunities and challenges facing the cruise industry over the coming five years, CLIA Europe chairman David Dingle honed in on the prickly subjects of passenger head tax and custom duties, citing two recent examples where he believes a city, in one instance, and a government in the other, are viewing visiting cruise ships as ‘providers of an easy source of extra income.’

During Wednesday's keel-laying for Norwegian Encore at Meyer Werft, attendees were treated to a surprise performance from 'Kinky Boots' that revealed the Tony Award-winning show will headline the new ship's entertainment.

Working with Ocean Unite and Richard Branson, Virgin Voyages is sponsoring Branson and Fabien Cousteau’s Aquatica submarine dive to Belize’s Blue Hole on Dec. 2.

PortMiami plans to build a new cruise terminal for Virgin Voyages, Richard Branson and the cruise line's president and CEO Tom McAlpin announced Wednesday, together with Miami-Dade County officials.

Celebrity Apex is part of Celebrity Cruises's six-ship European deployment in 2020. As earlier reported, the sister of just-introduced Celebrity Edge will debut in Southampton in April that year, before sailing from Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome).

One of Europe's most advanced welding plants was put into operation at MV Werften in Rostock today. It is specially suited to build Genting Hong Kong's Global-class cruise ships.

On November 7, 2020, Coral Expeditions’ new flagship, Coral Adventurer, will sail from Darwin on a 60-day round-trip circumnavigation of Australia to chalk up the company’s 35th anniversary.

The Port of Seattle Commission's 2019-2023 capital investment plan includes $100m for a new cruise berth. That amount assumes 50% tenant cost share.

2018 has been another record cruise season for the Port of Halifax. Some 316,869 passengers arrrived on 198 vessel calls. This is 8% more passengers and 14% more calls than in 2017, the prior record year for both.

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