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

Royal Caribbean Cruises signs up for new class of vessels that will be powered by liquefied natural gas

MIAMI, Country, 2016-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The newest class of ships from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and introduce the use of fuel cell technology, ushering in a new era of shipbuilding that will dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The ships will join the fleet of… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International to host Asia’s cosplay festival at sea at Mariner of the Seas in February

SINGAPORE, 2016-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas will be transformed into a world of cosplay fantasy once again next February, when it plays host to Asia’s biggest cosplay festival at sea for the second time. “COSFEST SEA: Beyond The Great Horizons”, organized by The Singapore Cosplay Club in collaboration… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean announces finalists for the search of Godmother of Harmony of the Seas

MIAMI, 2016-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — After receiving nearly one thousand motivating and heartfelt nominations from across South Florida, three standout candidates have been selected as finalists in Royal Caribbean International’s search for an educator who is inspiring the next generation to dream big, think differently and challenge the status quo. On Oct. 24, one… Read the full press release

Viking Ocean Cruises welcomed Viking Star into the New York harbor as part of its inaugural North American voyage

Los Angeles, 2016-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today (October 13, 2016) welcomed its first ship, Viking Star®, into the New York harbor as part of its inaugural North American voyage. The 930-guest ship docked at Manhattan Cruise Terminal at noon, just after sailing past the Statue of Liberty with a reception… Read the full press release

Viking Cruises with four awards at the prestigious The Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards

Los Angeles, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Topping off a record breaking year for awards, Viking Cruises scooped no less than four awards at the prestigious The Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards. These awards are particularly flattering as they are selected by Cruise Critic’s expert panel of international editors. Viking Cruises won in… Read the full press release

Viking Ocean Cruises makes Cruiseport Boston its first stop in the U.S.

BOSTON, 2016-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (October 11, 2016), Viking Ocean Cruises made its first ever call on a U.S. port when Viking Star docked at Cruiseport Boston. Viking Star began hervoyage in Montreal, travelled the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City and Saguenay, continued on to Prince Edward Island and Halifax and, following… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises unveils new range of fun kids’ activities and supporting web series “Kelly & Kloe On Board”

Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises — the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa — today (05-10-2016 ) announced a further addition to its family-focused offerings, this time with a new range of fun kids’ activities and supporting web series, “Kelly & Kloe… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises further improves its service to the Chinese market with the deployment of MSC Splendida to China as of May 2018

Geneva, Switzerland and Beijing, 2016-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, revealed today that it will deploy its MSC Splendida to China as of May 2018. In connection with this, following in the footsteps of the announcement of… Read the full press release

Hala Abu Dhabi selected as excursions and activities provider for Sir Bani Yas Island and Beach Oasis cruise destination stop

ABU DHABI, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Hala Abu Dhabi, the destination management company of the Etihad Aviation Group (EAG), has been selected as the exclusive shore excursions and activities provider for Sir Bani Yas Island and Beach Oasis, the latest cruise destination stop in the UAE for the 2016/2017 season. The announcement was made… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises to open Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in October 2018

Ground breaking ceremony to take place in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Bahamas on October 6 Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, announced today that Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reservewill now… Read the full press release

CATHY HOLLER AND PAT LISTA JOIN TULLY LUXURY TRAVEL’S GROWING EXECUTIVE TEAM

TORONTO, ON, 2016-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — As Tully Luxury Travel prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary year, it has announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team. Ms. Cathy Holler joins as Vice President, African Dreams, and Mr. Pat Lista joins as Vice President, Product & Contracting. Both bring 30 years of experience… Read the full press release

CLIA opens 2017 Travel Agency Membership program enrollment

Washington, DC, 2016-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrollment for its 2017 Travel Agency Membership program. CLIA Membership raises the professional credibility and reputation within the leisure travel industry and is designed to help members increase their industry knowledge, network and profitability. This year, CLIA updated and expanded its… Read the full press release

Star Cruises marks another successful Battle of the Chefs competition

Penang (Malaysia), 2016-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in the AsiaPacific celebrated another year of success at the Battle of the Chefs 2016 biennial competition. The Star Cruises’ team of chefs raised the bar this year by winning a total of 18 medals including 2 Gold, 7 Silver and… Read the full press release

The 2016 FCCA Trade Show to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from September 26-30

Pembroke Pines, FL, 2016-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2016 FCCA Trade Show, the largest cruise tourism trade show in the Caribbean, will offer exhibitors a prime opportunity to target an influential audience of tourism stakeholders, travel agents and cruise line presidents, CEOs and executives who decide where cruise ships call, what sells onboard and… Read the full press release

Cruise Lines International Association launches first-ever Travel Agent Destination Summit in Puerto Rico from September 29 – October 2, 2016

Washington DC, 2016-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, in partnership with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the preeminent force in representing the mutual interests of cruise lines and Caribbean and Latin American destinations, has launched the first-ever Travel Agent Destination… Read the full press release

Cruise Lines International Association released the third Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2016

Washington DC, 2016-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released today the third Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2016, revealing that as the demand for cruising continues to grow, travel agents are playing an increasingly important role in the consumer travel process. The report is the third installment in an… Read the full press release

Silversea’s Silver Shadow to be chartered by China Merchants Group for pan-Asia cruises between January 29, 2017 and May 4, 2017

HONG KONG, 2016-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line, is excited to announce that China Merchants Group has entered into an agreement to charter its ship, Silver Shadow, for pan-Asia cruises that will take place between January 29, 2017 and May 4, 2017. “We at Silversea are thrilled to announce this… Read the full press release

CLIA applauds Senate on passing resolution commemorating Cruise Travel Professional Month in October 2016

Washington DC, 2016-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Senate last week unanimously passed S.Res. 486, commemorating Cruise Travel Professional Month in October 2016 and acknowledging the creativity and professionalism of the men and women of the cruise travel professional community. The resolution was introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), with co-sponsoring Senators Bill Cassidy… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises names its second Seaside-generation smart ship MSC Seaview — set to commence her maiden voyage from Genova, Italy on June 10, 2018

Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-Jul-11 — /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 – announced today that the second of its Seaside-generation smart ships, set to come into service in June 2018, will be named MSC Seaview. She will spend… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises reveals further details of its first next-generation smart ship MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises reveals further details of the first of its features-packed next generation smart ship launching in June 2017 Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — With just twelve months to go until the first guests set sail on-board MSC Meraviglia, MSC Cruises – the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader… Read the full press release