CEO Larry Pimentel's mantra of 'destination immersion'—the distinguisher of Azamara Club Cruises—laced today's naming festivities for Azamara Pursuit in Southampton.

The US Department of State reduced its Cuba travel warning from Level 3 ('reconsider travel'), put in place almost one year ago, to Level 2 ('exercise increased caution').

Carnival Cruise Line reached an agreement in principle with the Canaveral Port Authority on a new terminal able to accommodate its 180,000gt newbuild, the largest ever constructed for the line.

The collapse of a highway bridge in the heart of Genoa on Tuesday killed 37 people. It also touched the cruise world, since Genoa is the home of Costa Cruises, and Stazioni Marittime is among the Mediterranean's busiest ports.

Celebrity Edge guests will experience the brand’s most technologically advanced main theatre, the most production shows of any ship in the brand’s history and more entertainment venues than ever before.

Seabourn became the latest cruise line to gain approval for Cuba sailings.

Ponant Asia Pacific chairman Sarina Bratton has announced it will offer 130 unique expedition itineraries co-branded with National Geographic Expeditions (NGE) over the next four years.

At Royal Caribbean, more 2019 inventory is booked now than 2018 inventory was a year ago, and at higher prices. That's great news, of course.

Carnival Cruise Line will spend nearly $200m to make over its 1999-built Carnival Triumph with the brand's latest food, beverage and entertainment features. The ship will re-emerge as Carnival Sunrise.

Fincantieri's first half adjusted profit increased 39% to €39m on a 10% increase in revenues to €2.5bn as the strong market for cruise shipbuilding continues.

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