It's been dreamed about for years as the ultimate crazy thing to have on a cruise ship, and now somebody is finally doing it—a roller-coaster. Carnival Cruise Line's 2020 newbuild Mardi Gras will feature a track that loops around the funnel and out over the sea.

Reinforcing its commitment to expand and diversify global sourcing and distribution, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings promoted Harry Sommer to president, international.

Addressing Cruise Britain’s first formal business event during a trip along London’s River Thames, Carnival UK chairman David Dingle spoke of Britain as a 'leading cruise nation with a very healthy and fast-developing cruise economy.'

Celebrity Cruises ushered in its extraordinary new Celebrity Edge with an inspirational naming ceremony highlighting inclusion and opportunity for girls and women.

In a speech focusing on opportunities and challenges facing the cruise industry over the coming five years, CLIA Europe chairman David Dingle honed in on the prickly subjects of passenger head tax and custom duties, citing two recent examples where he believes a city, in one instance, and a government in the other, are viewing visiting cruise ships as ‘providers of an easy source of extra income.’

Carnival Corp. & plc plans to appeal Monday's Marseille court ruling that fined a P&O Cruises captain for burning fuel with sulfur content above the 1.5% EU limit.

Cruise lines from mainstream to luxury, ocean-going to river, are rolling out Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to many destinations, even Cuba.

Scraps from fisheries and other organic waste will soon be used to power Hurtigruten’s fleet. By 2021, the company plans to operate at least six of its 17 ships using a combination of liquefied biogas from dead fish and other organic waste, LNG and large battery packs.

The littlest member of the godfamily fussed at the last minute, but his parents Carlos and Alexa PenaVega helped son Ocean press the button that sent Champagne smashing on the hull of Symphony of the Seas. And so the world's largest cruise ship was officially christened at PortMiami Thursday night.

Around 100 Carnival Cruise Line sailings are going to call at Havana between now and 2020, from seven US homeports—probably more homeports for Cuba cruises than any other single brand.

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