The chairman of the board of the Port Authority of New South Wales, Nicholas Whitlam, announced the reappointment of Grant Gilfillan as ceo for a further three years.

Tourism Fiji’s former regional director New Zealand, Wayne Deed, will take up his new appointment as Auckland-based global director of sales and marketing for South Sea Cruises Group on October 10.

Cruise industry sustainability experts Monika Griefahn of AIDA Cruises and Tom Strang of Carnival Corp. & plc have called for more transparency, uniformity and predictability in environmental regulation.

On the eve of its first Cruise Month commencing October 1, Australia is preparing for a record 2016-17 wave season.

Five people, including family members of a senior Vanuatu government minister, were rescued when Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess went to the aid of a stricken vessel adrift at sea for 48 hours.

Sture Myrmell, president of P&O Cruises Australia, was in Newcastle Tuesday for the announcement by New South Wales Premier Mike Baird that a permanent multi-user cruise terminal will be built to support tourism in the Hunter region.

On the eve of her 2016-17 extended season in Sydney, Celebrity Solstice will undergo an A$11.25m revitalisation in Singapore.

A sunrise tour and breakfast birthday party and an evening banquet dinner on the Hobbiton Movie Set are planned to celebrate International Hobbit Day, September 2.

Diane Patrick, md of Wiltrans International, organised a VIP luncheon at Establishment in Sydney on Friday for Crystal’s president and ceo Edie Rodriguez to meet leading cruise and travel writers.

Korea Tourism Organsation announced the number of cruise tourists and crew visiting South Korea rose sharply in the first half compared to the same period last year.

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