Silversea Cruises appointed Bill Davis as VP expedition operations and development, based in Miami and reporting to Conrad Combrink, SVP expeditions and destination experiences. 

A Brussels-based Transport & Environment report claims Carnival Corp. & plc ships have ‘emitted nearly 10 times more sulphur oxide (SOx) around European coasts than the 260m European cars on the road in 2017.’ It also says Royal Caribbean Cruises emitted four times as much SOx as the European car fleet.

MSC Opera's next cruise, with embarkations scheduled from Bari on June 8 and Venice on June 9, has been canceled as the ship remains in Venice pending the completion of an investigation.

Production began for expedition newbuild Seabourn Venture with a ceremonial steel-cutting in San Giorgo di Nogare, Italy. Seabourn President Rick Meadows and T. Mariotti Managing Director Marco Ghiglione presided.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. estimated impact of the Trump administration's new Cuba travel rules would reduce 2019 earnings per share in the range of 25 cents to 35 cents.

Following the Trump administration's renewed restrictions on travel to Cuba, the US Virgin Islands government is working closely with the cruise lines to help them as they race to rework their itineraries.

Crystal Expedition Cruises appointed seasoned explorer David Sinclair as expedition leader for Crystal Endeavor, arriving in August 2020.

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators pledged to turn the tide on plastics with new guidelines set to reduce single-use plastic use among visitors to the White Continent.

Robert Halfpenny, MD of Australia’s Aurora Expeditions, confirmed an agreement with SunStone Ships for a second Ulstein X-BOW ship for delivery in 2021. In 2018, he had said a sister ship was planned, and SunStone recently firmed the newbuild order, without disclosing the charterer.

Update: This story has been continuously updated with itinerary changes.

Lines are now informing passengers booked on Cuba cruises that they will no longer call at the island, with immediate effect. This follows the Trump administration policy change announced Tuesday.

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