Roberta Jacoby, who spent 35 years at the Carnival group in various senior roles, is joining Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. as managing director of global tour operations, Seatrade Insider has learned. She will succeed John Weis, who is moving to lead a new Royal Caribbean tour venture.
British Columbia's Nanaimo Port Authority and SRY Rail Link teamed on a feasibility study to create a Vancouver Island rail excursion service which could commence in summer 2015.
P&O Cruises has introduced new activity tours in the Caribbean for cruises departing in 2014 and 2015 ranging from coral restoration projects for certified divers in Bonaire to Segway family tours in St Lucia.
During its 10th year of operations in the Galápagos Islands, Celebrity Cruises is offering new land excursions that range from dining on authentic cuisine prepared by local residents to contributing to the protected islands by helping revive a native tree species.
Crystal Cruises has made special arrangements for small groups to visit areas of St. Petersburg's Fabergé Musuem that are not open to the public, including Romanov family exhibits, former aristocratic domiciles and Brothers Karamazov art collections.
Many of Cruise Norway’s 41 members may be facing a decline in cruise calls in 2015 but UK cruise line executives found Norwegian port and tourism representatives in optimistic mood during their annual visit to London this week.
Crystal Cruises scheduled a microbrew-themed sailing that delves into lagers, stouts, IPAs and 'cold ones' that are barrel-aged, made with bacon, have names like 'Funky Old Time,' and more. Excursions, expert presentations, cooking and cocktail classes, tasting sessions and dinners will all be on tap for Crystal Serenity's Nov. 5 cruise from New York to Miami.
Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises said they've made it easier for travelers to plan and reserve all their activities and entertainment in advance of sailing using the new digital Cruise Planner. In addition, Quantum of the Seas’ Dynamic Dining reservations are open for booking.
The first call of Iceland’s 2014 cruise season is Thomson Spirit due to arrive in the port of Akureyri on May 17.