Celebrity Solstice skipped its Bali call on Monday following what Celebrity Cruises described as 'an abundance of caution' in light of concerns about security in Indonesia.

Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine achieved a new record of completing 12 cruise ship repairs, upgradals and refurbishments in 2015, following its past few years of focus on the cruise sector.

Fiona Dalton has been appointed md of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Australia, replacing John Molinaro who left this month after eight years.

Brett Dudley, who launched an upmarket global cruise-and-stay holiday company called 33 Degrees last month, has changed its name to Latitude 33.

Mystery surrounds today’s announcement that a commercial arrangement has been reached to transfer P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Pearl in April 2017.

Fincantieri has strengthened its position in the Chinese cruise market, signing an exclusive cooperation agreement with Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD), one of the largest Chinese shipyards specialized in ship repair and refitting activities.

January was the biggest month for sales for RCL Cruises Australia and New Zealand since Gavin Smith opened the company’s office in Sydney in December 2008, Australasia and South East Asia commercial director, Adam Armstrong, has reported.

Norwegian Joy or 喜悦号 (Xǐ Yuè Hào) is the name for Norwegian Cruise Line's purpose-built ship for the China market. The company is promising travelers will ‘Experience Paradise on the Sea.' NCL also unveiled a new company name for China.

Carnival Australia executive chairman Ann Sherry said the company’s ships are returning to Fiji after the devastation caused by tropical cyclone Winston on February 20 to help the country’s economy.

Australia is still No. 3 source market for Cunard after the UK and North America and is still No. 2 after the UK for the company’s world cruises, David Rousham, international development director, said at a press conference in Sydney today aboard Queen Victoria.

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