P&O Cruises Australia’s 1,500-passenger Pacific Aria and 2,000-passenger Pacific Dawn will sail year-round from Brisbane next year, together offering a record 108 cruises, up from 98 this year.

APT, the privately-owned Australian luxury tour and cruise company, will run its ‘Wine Series Cruises’ in Europe again in 2017.

Carnival Australia executive chairman Ann Sherry has travelled to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to release a new study on the multimillion-dollar value of cruise tourism.

Ovation of the Seas became the first international cruise ship named in China when actress Fan Bingbing, the godmother, presided over celebrations in Tianjin on Friday.

Genting Hong Kong and Xiamen University held a ceremony to unveil the new Lim Goh Tong Building, the academic and research centre of the School of Management’s Tourism and Hotel Management Department. China's first teaching hotel in a top-tier educational institution was made possible by a donation from Genting HK.

Carnival Spirit, which has been permanently based in Sydney since 2012, will be deployed to China for the Australian winter season in 2018 following a scheduled dry dock in Singapore.

Genting Hong Kong has completed the acquisition of three German shipyards in Wismar, Warnemunde and Stralsund, following the signing of the sale and purchase agreement on March 1, 2016.

Hurtigruten's announcement to build up to four new explorer ships at Norway's Kleven shipyard is based on its belief in rising demand for adventure toruism, the company's ceo Daniel Skjeldam, told Seatrade Cruise News.

AIDAprima docked at 7:30 Thursday morning at her homeport of Hamburg in bright sunshine. The vessel will start operating weekly cruises year-round from Cruise Centre Steinwerder from April 23.

CLIA Australasia, which held its inaugural National Cruise Week in Australia and New Zealand in September 2012, will join CLIA’s global roll out of Plan A Cruise Month this October.

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