Ahead of the North American debut of world's largest cruise ship Symphony of the Seas on Nov. 9, Royal Caribbean International partnered with the Grammy Museum to fund music education programs.

Princess Cruises said guest satisfaction scores from Caribbean Princess since early September indicate passengers enjoy using their OceanMedallion.

Abu Dhabi, Jordan, Oman, Tanzania, Cambodia and Mumbai are among the destinations that highlight the third season of original travel programming from Carnival Corp. & plc.

Citing the success of its first Cruise Month in 2017, Québec City is again hosting a month-long series of special events through Oct. 14. Each fall, Cruise Lines International Assocation promotes Cruise Month events held around the globe.

Celebrity Xpedition has emerged from a seven-day makeover in Panama, part of the $500m Celebrity Revolution modernization program.

The Rolling Stone Rock Room, a new classic rock club developed in partnership with Rolling Stone magazine, will debut as part of the Music Walk on Holland America Line's Nieuw Statendam and Koningsdam in December.

Holland America Line's popular shipboard Music Walk currently features Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and BB King’s Blues Club.

U by Uniworld is branching out with an expanded itinerary in northern France on The B ship, along with new excursions and on-board amenities—including riverboat rooftop camping—across the fleet in 2019.

In its next reveal of fleet firsts for P&O Cruises, newbuild Iona will have a gin distillery onboard, a music playlist created by Alex James and 95 innovative 274 sq ft Conservatory Mini-suites featuring an additional lounge area with floor to ceiling glass and sliding door between the main cabin area and balcony.


The keynote speaker at Cruise360 Australasia said being creative and original impacts the guest experience and an example could be an Australian company taking Norwegian Cruise Line’s lead by buying a private island.

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