Festooned with garlands, flags and red and yellow bunting—the colors of the Spanish flag—Ritz-Carlton's first yacht moved down the slipway in a traditional launch at Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo.

Carnival Corp. and several of its brands—AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises—have been working on a number of community projects to support Caribbean destinations. These include rebuilding schools, youth training, emergency response, beach cleanups, literacy and more.

For its upcoming conference and trade show in Puerto Rico, the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association expects to draw both the most cruise executives and high-level government officials in the event's 25-year history.

Despite the absence of ocean cruise ships visiting the Black Sea port of Odessa this year, the city continues to attract international tourists on river cruise ships.

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

Following a restructuring that made Costa Cruises' national sales and marketing group in Germany independent from AIDA Cruises, a road show is planned through 10 cities.

San Francisco native Eric Baliantz has been a seafarer since he was 19, working all over the world on many types of ships—car carriers, container vessels, bulkers, general cargo tramp ships, an anti-piracy patrol ship in the Mozambique Channel and scientific research vessels.

Carnival Corp. & plc posted record third quarter earnings despite fuel and currency headwinds, and affirmed its full-year guidance at the higher end of its earlier range. However, shares sank more than 8% in early trading with fuel costs and currency expected to cost the company 11 cents per share in the fourth quarter.

Carnival Cruise Line solidified its place as the cruise leader in Texas with Sunday’s arrival of Carnival Vista, the largest ship ever homeported in Galveston.

The appointment of Stewart Williams as regional manager Asia Pacific is ‘a core component’ in the company’s plans to expand throughout the region,’ Chris Theophilides, ceo of Celestyal Cruises, said.

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