Cruise Lines International Association reveals the top five destinations for summer 2017 travel

Washington DC, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The warm weather season is quickly approaching and many travelers are beginning to plan summer vacations. From family-friendly beach getaways to adventurous voyages into little explored places, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, reveals the top five destinations for summer 2017… Read the full press release

CLIA names Vicki Freed, Royal Caribbean’s SVP of sales, trade support and service as chair of its Trade Relations Committee

Washington DC, 2017-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is pleased to announce that Vicki Freed, senior vice president of sales, trade support and service for Royal Caribbean International, has been named chair of the CLIA Trade Relations Committee. In this role, Freed will lead the committee which consists of senior leadership… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean’s New Cutting-Edge Terminal A at PortMiami to welcome Symphony of the Seas and Allure of the Seas

PortMiami’s New Cutting-Edge Terminal A to Welcome Two Oasis-class Ships Miami, Florida, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean today breaks ground on the dramatic new PortMiami Terminal A, which will herald the arrival of what will be the world’s largest cruise ship and the global cruise line’s newest addition, Symphony of the Seas.  She… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean breaks ground for the new cutting edge cruise Terminal A at PortMiami

The State-of-the-Art Terminal will Become Home to Two of the Largest Oasis-Class ships – Allure of the Seas and the Newly Announced Symphony of the Seas Miami, Florida, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) together with Miami-Dade County, today broke ground for the new cutting edge cruise Terminal A at… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International commits to help grow tourism in The Bahamas

Global Cruise Line Commits Significant Investment with Plans to Enhance CocoCay Private Island Destination and Expand Training and Employment for Bahamian Nationals Miami, Florida, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean International, has committed to a multi-year agreement with the island nation of The Bahamas that will help grow tourism… Read the full press release

Silversea’s Silver Discoverer visited Maheshkhali Island on its first-ever cruise ship call to Bangladesh

Miami, Florida, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Luxury expedition cruise specialist Silversea made history with the first-ever cruise ship call to Bangladesh on February 22, when Silver Discoverer visited Maheshkhali Island. Greeted by a colorful fleet of motorized rickshaws, guests were ferried into town to explore an ornate temple and then attend a welcoming ceremony… Read the full press release

Silversea unveils first crew on board Silver Muse in its inaugural season

Miami, FL, 2017-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ahead of its Christening on April 19, Silversea has unveiled details of the crew that will provide a bespoke service for guests on board Silver Muse in its inaugural season. The ship will be led by Captain Alessandro Zanello, the youngest officer ever to be appointed Captain… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises announces the appointment of Barbara Staiger as VP of strategic partners

Miami, FL, 2017-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has appointed Barbara Staiger as vice president of strategic partners. Staiger will report to Christian Sierralta, vice president of national accounts and Latin America. Staiger has over 23 years of experience within the luxury cruise industry, spending 18 years as a sales director for… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland partners with San Francisco-based Blue & Gold Fleet to run 12 cruises through October

Oakland, Calif., 2017-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Free Port of Oakland harbor tours will return in May with a new vessel operator.  The Port today announced an agreement with San Francisco-based Blue & Gold Fleet to run 12 cruises through October. Blue & Gold said it would deploy 230-passenger sightseeing vessels for the 90-minute tours. … Read the full press release

Viking Sky Sets Sail from Rome to Barcelona on its Maiden Voyage

Third Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises expands Award-Winning Destination-Focused Exploration Los Angeles, 2017-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — After dominating the Cruise Critic® 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards earlier this month, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today celebrated the maiden voyage of its third ship, Viking Sky®, from Rome’s Civitavecchia port to Barcelona. Sister ship to the award-winning Viking Star® and… Read the full press release

Cruise and Brunch with Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach’s Exclusive Offer

Mercury Lounge introduce the exclusive Brunch Boat for one day only to cruise the Arabian Gulf in Mediterranean style TORONTO, Canada, 2017-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — On Friday, March 31, 2017, Mercury Lounge at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach will set up ship on the delectable Desert Rose boat to offer guests… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises’ New Flagship Silver Muse Ready to Set Sail after Succeeding Sea Trials

  Final testing undertaken at Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa ahead of April launch Miami, FL, 2017-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises, the world’s leading luxury cruise line has celebrated the successful completion of sea trials by its new flagship, Silver Muse. Rigorous assessments were conducted from Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa where the ship is… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean appoints Amanda Darrington as Sales Director UK & Ireland

LONDON, UK, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean has today announced that Amanda Darrington has been appointed Sales Director UK & Ireland, following Ben Bouldin’s promotion to Associate Vice President and Managing Director UK & Ireland. Starting on 24th April, Amanda will lead and oversee the thirty-strong Royal Caribbean sales team in the UK… Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings orders four next generation ships from Fincantieri S.p.A.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings gibt Auftrag für neue Generation von Norwegian Cruise Line-Schiffen bekannt – CE/UK/IE – Company Contracts with Fincantieri S.p.A. to Build Four New Ships with Option for Additional Two Miami, USA / Wiesbaden, Germany, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NCLH; together with NCL Corporation Ltd., “Norwegian… Read the full press release

Viking Ocean Cruises® received top honors in 10 categories in the Cruise Critic® 7th Annual Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Los Angeles, 2017-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — After another year of impressive travel industry awards, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) this week received a new set of accolades from the popular online cruise resource, Cruise Critic®. The fast-growing cruise line is today celebrating that its 930-guest sister ships, Viking Star® and Viking Sea®, received top… Read the full press release

2017 CLIA Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards now open for nominations

Washington, DC, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nominations are now open for Cruise Line’s International Association’s (CLIA) annual Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. Members of CLIA, including Individual Agent Members, Travel Agencies’ and Cruise Lines, are… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International expands Caribbean itineraries with cruises from Tampa to Havana

MIAMI, FL, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests looking to dive deeper into the culture and nightlife of Cuba will now have the opportunity to experience the island at night on Empress of the Seas’ new sailings to Havana. Royal Caribbean International has expanded its Caribbean itineraries sailing from Tampa, to include new 4- and… Read the full press release

Viking Ocean Cruises® expands its fleet with the delivery of its third ship Viking Sky®

VIKING SKY WILL BE CHRISTENED UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN IN TROMSØ, NORWAY Los Angeles, 2017-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today (January 26, 2017) announced it took delivery of Viking Sky®, the company’s third ship. The delivery ceremony took place this morning when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona,… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean the only cruise line in the world with onboard PADI Five Star Dive Centers

Only Cruise Line with a Full Range of PADI Scuba Diving Education Programs and Onboard PADI Five-Star Dive Centers MIAMI, FL, 2017-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International is now the only cruise line in the world with onboard PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) Five Star Dive Centers, which allows guests to become… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises begins work on its future Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas

GENEVA, 2017-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, today broke ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Located south of Bimini in The Bahamas, the island is set to become a natural paradise exclusive to MSC… Read the full press release

Now on sale: Norwegian Cruise Line’s 2017 cruises to Cuba aboard Norwegian Sky

Now on sale: Norwegian Cruise Line’s 2017 cruises to Cuba aboard Norwegian Sky   Norwegian is offering four-day roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba in May 2017 on Norwegian Sky, the largest ship sailing to Cuba – Itinerary includes an overnight in Cuba’s capital of Havana and a day at Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private… Read the full press release

FCCA appoints Carlos Torres de Navarra as new Operations Committee Chairman

Pembroke Pines, FL, 2017-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The FCCA is proud to announce the appointment of the new FCCA Operations Committee Chairman, Carlos Torres de Navarra, vice president of strategic and commercial port development, Carnival Cruise Line, effective January 1, 2017. “I am excited to assume the role of chairman of the FCCA… Read the full press release

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises completes major renovation of Silver Whisper

Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2016-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has completed a major renovation of Silver Whisper, just in time for the intimate all-suite ship to host World Cruise 2017, an exclusive 116-day epic voyage from San Francisco to Monte Carlo that departs on January 6. The gracefully reimagined ship features an… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean’s SVP of Sales and Trade Support and Service Receives Michelle Morgan Leadership Award

Royal Caribbean’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Trade Support and Service Receives Prestigious Michelle Morgan Leadership Award MIAMI, 2016-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Culminating a successful year for Royal Caribbean International, Vicki Freed, senior vice president of Sales and Trade Support and Service for the cruise line, is the recipient of the beloved… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean’s North Star attraction broke the record for “Highest Viewing Deck on a Cruise Ship”

The cruise line’s unique North Star attraction has broken the record for being the “Highest Viewing Deck on a Cruise Ship” LONDON, 2016-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean has today announced that it has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with its unique North Star attraction aboard the cruise line’s Quantum-class… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean and chef Michael Schwartz introduce new menu onboard Harmony of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas

MIAMI, FL, 2016-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International, in partnership with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz, has introduced a new menu highlighting artisanal ingredients at 150 Central Park onboard Harmony of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas. Guests can enjoy Schwartz’s simple, elegant approach to American dining… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises first-ever World Cruise now on sale: 49 unique destinations across 6 continents

Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Magnifica will offer a unique 119 day cruise itinerary showcasing 49 unique destinations across six continents MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, announced today the opening of sales of its first-ever World Cruise. The… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International celebrated the homecoming of Harmony of the Seas with naming ceremony hosted by Brittany Affolter

Hometown Hero in Education Hosts Naming Ceremony of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship MIAMI, 2016-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International celebrated the homecoming of Harmony of the Seas with a spectacular naming ceremony, befitting the world’s largest cruise ship. Hosting the highly-anticipated ceremony was Brittany Affolter from Teach For America Miami-Dade, who was… Read the full press release

Clyde Cruises achieves four-star tour award from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme

Annique Armstrong, VisitScotland, and Hamish Munro, Clyde Cruises   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A family-run business, which is more than a century old, has achieved a four-star tour award from the national tourism organisation at the very first attempt. Greenock-based Clyde Cruises was given the accolade by VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance (QA)… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean to transform exclusive VIP sailing Nov. 10-12, into the Ultimate Friendsgiving celebration

Friendsgiving Celebration to Feature Live Performance by Multi-Platinum-Selling Band DNCE MIAMI, FL, 2016-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — November traditionally signals the beginning of the holidays, with people across the country feeling a bit more generous and, well, friendly. A spin-off of America’s time-honored Turkey Day, Friendsgiving has emerged as a growing holiday trend that brings… Read the full press release