Today, June 25, is the International Maritime Organization's Day of the Seafarer, which is amplifying 2019's campaign theme, 'I am on board with gender equality.'

Technology is transforming guest services on board cruise ships, while the power of social media is helping lines monitor and improve guest satisfaction.

MSC Cruises' first world cruise is under way, a voyage that will visit 49 destinations in 32 countries. MSC Magnifica is traveling from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific to the Indian Ocean, through the Arabian Gulf and back to Europe.

Costa Cruises' new international advertising campaign features Spanish actress Penelope Cruz as a mermaid bewitched by the sound of a Costa ship. She goes aboard through a 'magic passage' and experiences the excitement and 'happiness squared' (a reference to the company's tagline).

LidaComm, Inc., a Fort Lauderdale-based travel marketing communications firm led by cruise industry veteran Jim Lida, has been selected by Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises to revamp descriptions for approximately 1,700 shore excursions in the Mediterranean, Africa and Middle East.

Throughout October, Cruise Lines International Association, its member cruise lines and travel agents are highlighting why travelers should #ChooseCruise.

Carnival Horizon’s arrival at PortMiami, its new year-round home, was marked with a celebration on Thursday highlighted by a basketball-themed event featuring the company’s chief fun officer—NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal—along with Miami Heat legends Alonzo Mourning, Shane Battier and Glen Rice.

The top sales people from several Carnival Corp. brands get into a fight—pushing, slapping, punching, head butting and even biting—in a video that purports to show who loves travel agents most.

Royal Caribbean International has designed and built a first-of-its-kind tool that transforms travelers’ photos into an original, shareable soundtrack with a video to match.

MSC Cruises teamed with YouTube vlogger and influencer Luciano Spinelli for a class on how families can capture the best shareable vacation photos and videos.

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