Princess Cruises partnered with Blackhawk Network, a financial technology company specializing in stored value products, to make cruise gift cards available in more than 3,500 Kroger, Harris Teeter and Giant Eagle locations nationwide.

Emerging from an almost four-week dry dock in Bremerhaven, Crystal Serenity is ready to welcome travelers after its most extensive refurbishment ever.

Lindblad Expeditions signed an agreement to implement the Versonix Seaware reservation system.

The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued Carnival Corp. & plc three patents protecting 46 intellectual property innovations for OceanMedallion, its wearable device that powers the guest experience platform behind MedallionClass vacations on Princess Cruises.

An update on the rollout of Royal Caribbean's technology platform Excalibur shows increasing use and acceptance of the application that eases embarkation, facilitates daily planning and bookings for on-board products and services and, one day, will involve elements like facial recognition.

Rescompany, a leading provider of reservations, customer relationship management and property management system software tailored for the cruise and travel market, launched a new corporate website.

Hurtigruten signed a memorandum of understanding with Norway’s Kleven Verft for the construction of a third hybrid-powered, ice-strengthened expedition cruise ship. Delivery is expected in second quarter 2021.

Carnival Cruise Line is going to transform and rename a third Destiny-class ship when Carnival Victory becomes Carnival Radiance in 2020. This $200m refit represents the final phase of what Carnival tallies as a whopping $2bn fleet enhancement—the largest and most extensive in cruising—of more than 20 vessels since 2011.

In a novel and perhaps precedent-setting initiative that adds to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s arsenal of efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, the cruise giant is backing a wind farm that will enable it to offset up to 12% of its ships' CO2 output.

At Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., EVP maritime Harri Kulovaara has recently beefed up his team with a trio of VPs in newly created roles—Bo Cerup-Simonsen (newbuild strategy and portfolio), Tor Svensen (maritime technology) and Constantin Ionesco (fleet modernization).

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