The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators is redeveloping its ship scheduling process as part of a commitment to ‘leave only footprints’ by the effective self-management of visitor activities.

Sustainability sparked a lot of attention at Seatrade Cruise Global this year. During a dedicated session, panelists discussed the impact of growth and the need to take active responsibility for greener practices.

Greg Mortimer, the first Infinity-class expedition newbuild for SunStone Ships, was floated out at China Merchants Heavy Industries in Haimen.

Many passengers aboard Princess Cruises’ Majestic Princess, which arrived Monday in Akaroa, the alternate port for Christchurch, were bussed into the city to pay their respects to the victims of Friday’s terrorist attack on two mosques that has rocked the world.

Partner Ulstein Design said SunStone Ships firmed the contract for its fourth Infinity-class newbuild in China. Ocean Explorer will operate on charter to Vantage Cruise Line.

Half a year after selling a majority stake in Silversea Cruises to Royal Caribbean for $1bn, Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio has teamed with his friend Geoffrey Kent to jointly acquire 100% of the Abercrombie & Kent Group of Companies.

Tauck will introduce its first cruises on the Douro River in Portugal next year aboard the newbuild Andorinha.

TUI Group reported 2018 cruise segment earnings of €324m before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization, a nearly 27% increase from 2017, on turnover of €901.9m, a 10.7% increase.

Nonprofit tour operator Road Scholar will have the use of its own ship for the first time starting in 2020. Voyages to Antiquity's 350-passenger Aegean Odyssey will sail on charter to Road Scholar from 2020 to 2023.

Scenic Group hired Jayne O’Brien as managing director USA to oversee sales and marketing operations for Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Scenic Eclipse and Emerald Waterways, based in the company's Boston office.

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