Oceania Cruises' 684-passenger Sirena was originally scheduled to sail a winter and spring season of voyages to Cuba. Instead, it will now extend its 2020 European season and spend winter/spring 2020/21 on in-depth explorations of Egypt, Israel, Turkey, the Arabian Peninsula, India and Southeast Asia.

The preview brochure for the new Sea Cloud Spirit, scheduled to enter service in late summer 2020, is available. Travelers can pre-register for cruises from August to December; actual bookings will open later this year.

At a festive, kid-friendly event held Thursday at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Club, longtime supporter Norwegian Cruise Line announced it will donate an overnight aboard Norwegian Encore for the nonprofit organization’s 13th annual 'Wild About Kids' Gala.

In cutting its 2019 earnings guidance, Carnival Corp. & plc said its Continental Europe brands have been facing heightened geopolitical and macroeconomic headwinds that are impacting this year's performance.

Galveston-based Carnival Vista has been experiencing an issue affecting its maximum cruising speed. As a result, the June 22 and June 29 sailings are being revised, and the July 6, July 13 and July 20 cruises have been canceled. The ship will be out of service 17 days.

William Blair lowered its rating for Carnival Corp. to 'market perform' (hold) from 'outperform' (buy) in the expectation that the company's yield gap versus peers will widen.

Pullmantur Cruises’ Colombia market share reached close to 50% last year.

To evaluate local marine ecology, MSC Cruises commissioned a Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) during development of its private Bahamas island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

Carnival Corp. & plc shares tumbled 8% in pre-market trading Thursday as the company cut its full-year outlook on lower yields in Continental Europe and Asia, offsetting the strength in North America. This overshadowed a higher than expected second quarter profit.

U River Cruises — formerly U by Uniworld — detailed three new itineraries in 2020 and the return of The B after its 2019 Seine River program was canceled.

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