The American Queen Steamboat Co. added three new Columbia River cruises this fall aboard American Empress. The five-day sailings sail round-trip from Vancouver, Washington, just across the river from Portland, Oregon.

Next summer, MSC Fantasia will spend a full day at Naples in southern Italy, giving time for such activities as sampling the seafood, pizza and, arguably, the best coffee in Italy, touring Pompeii, visiting the island of Capri, exploring Sorrento or taking in the Amalfi Coast and Ravello.

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.

A warden from the Broome Bird Observatory will speak at the closing breakfast at the Australian Cruise Association’s annual conference in Broome, in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, next week.

Princess Cruises, which made its first cruise to Auckland with its Love Boat, Pacific Princess, 33 years ago, will bring almost 100,000 passengers to New Zealand in the coming 2018/19 season.

Ponant Asia Pacific chairman Sarina Bratton has announced it will offer 130 unique expedition itineraries co-branded with National Geographic Expeditions (NGE) over the next four years.

Active lifestyle magazine Outside partnered with Blue World Voyages, a new line offering active lifestyle cruises. Outside will assist in the design of Blue World’s active shore excursions, plus two cruises each year will be designed exclusively for Outside audiences.

Silversea has developed a program that bolsters its reputation as a top purveyor of wines at sea.

The company behind Mexico's Puerto Costa Maya has won the concession to develop a cruise port at Puerto Plata.

Pullmantur Cruises’ Monarch is offering electric bike tours on itineraries visiting the Caribbean.

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