Regent Seven Seas Cruises appoints Carol Herron to Vice President of Field Sales

MIAMI, 2017-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the most inclusive luxury experience, announced the promotion of Carol Herron to Vice President of Field Sales. In her new role, Ms. Herron will help drive the cruise line’s Sales strategy with a team of sales and marketing directors, who proactively work with travel… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises’ second Seaside class ship enters final phase of construction ready for her inaugural 2018 summer season in the Mediterranean

The second ship in the MSC Cruises’ Seaside class enters the final phase of construction ready for her inaugural season in the Mediterranean Geneva, Switzerland and Trieste, Italy, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe and South America, and FINCANTIERI, heir to… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises and renowned photographer Steve McCurry announced global creative partnership

Silversea Cruises and renowned photographer Steve McCurry announced global creative partnership   Famed Visual Storyteller to Chronicle International Destinations, Spirit of Exploration for Leading Luxury & Expedition Cruise Line MONTE CARLO, MONACO, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises, the world’s leading luxury and expedition cruise line, and renowned photographer Steve McCurry today (August… Read the full press release

Star Cruises announces SuperStar Libra’s new deployment in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Phuket from 3 September onwards

Star Cruises announces SuperStar Libra’s new deployment in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Phuket from 3 September onwards   Taps Kuala Lumpur’s growing role as top regional air hub with fly-cruise options, boosting Southeast Asia’s cruise industry and providing more flexibility for guests in the region Hong Kong, 2017-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Cruises… Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line highlights top five extras that a Haven guest can enjoy every day

Norwegian Cruise Line highlights top five extras that a Haven guest can enjoy every day   The top five extras for guests to enjoy while cruising in Norwegian’s luxurious suites complex on top of Premium All Inclusive experience Wiesbaden, Germany, 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Haven by Norwegian®, or the ‘ship within a… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International launches new online travel agent training program – Royal Caribbean University

Global Cruise Line Introduces Redesigned Online Education Platform for Travel Agents MIAMI, 2017-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Enrollment is now open. Royal Caribbean International has launched an entirely new online travel agent training program – Royal Caribbean University (RCU).  The comprehensive platform offers professionals a highly visual, interactive and mobile-friendly approach to online learning, where they can reinforce… Read the full press release

DNCE to headline Royal Caribbean’s solar eclipse viewing party on board Oasis of the Seas

Multi-Platinum Selling Band Returns to Celebrate the Celestial Event of a Lifetime with a Surprise Guest MIAMI, FL, 2017-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The stars have aligned with the return of multi-platinum selling band DNCE aboard Royal Caribbean International for a live musical performance to celebrate the Great American Eclipse, a phenomenon 99 years in the… Read the full press release

Silversea announces exciting onboard enrichment program in 2017

Silversea announces exciting onboard enrichment program in 2017   Miami, FL, 2017-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Opera and ballet fans, food and wine connoisseurs, bridge players, wellness enthusiasts and lifelong learners will appreciate indulging their passions with Silversea’s exciting onboard enrichment program in 2017. “We are delighted to feature such an inspiring collection of… Read the full press release

Star Cruises again recognized as “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line” at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia

Shanghai, 2017-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Cruises was voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017” at this year’s 24th Annual World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony held in Shanghai, China on 4 June 2017. As Asia’s pioneering cruise line brand, Star Cruises was once again recognized by travel and tourism professionals worldwide as… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean’s #ComeSeekLive program honored with silver Effie award

Innovative Social Media Execution Recognized for Breakthrough Marketing Approach MIAMI, 2017-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International recently was honored with a silver Effie award at the 2017 North American Effie Awards Gala in New York City. The cruise line received this highly coveted award in the Media Innovation – Existing Channel category for… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises christens its latest wonder MSC Meraviglia

Le Havre, France, 2017-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — This evening ( June 3, 2017) the latest wonder in the MSC Cruises fleet, MSC Meraviglia will be christened in a glittering ceremony by international screen legend and godmother of all of MSC Cruises’ ships, Sophia Loren. At 171,598 GRT and with guest capacity of 5,714,… Read the full press release

Viking Cruises commemorates its 20th anniversary with new anniversary video

New Anniversary Video Highlights Viking’s Growth and Industry Leadership Los Angeles, CA, 2017-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — This year Viking Cruises® (www.vikingcruises.com) marks two decades of leadership and innovation on the world’s waterways. Founded in 1997, Viking is now the world’s leading river cruise line with the largest fleet of river vessels, including the two… Read the full press release

Cruise Lines International Association launches Meetings & Events at Sea Certificate Program

Washington DC, 2017-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Bringing specialized certificate programs online, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that travel agents can now expand their business with the new Meetings & Events at Sea Certificate Program. The program, designed in partnership with Meetings Professional International (MPI), will allow travel professionals the chance to… Read the full press release

Viking River Cruises’ new ship Viking Ra will sail the Nile River on a new Egypt cruisetour in March 2018

All-Suite Viking Ra Will Begin Sailing New Nile River Cruisetour in Spring 2018 Los Angeles, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) today announced details of the newest addition to its river fleet, Viking Ra™. Recently acquired, the vessel has been stripped down to the steel to undergo a complete renovation that… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International: Empress’ Western Caribbean and Havana sailings open for bookings

Expanded Sailings Introduce 58 New Cruises, Including 28 Havana Overnights through March 2019 Miami, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most adventurous cruise line is giving adventure-seekers more opportunities than ever to explore the vibrant island destination of Cuba with new sailings to Havana on Empress of the Seas.  Royal Caribbean International’s newly refreshed… Read the full press release

5 Reasons Why Your Next Cruise Vacation Should Be Booked By A Travel Agent

Washington DC, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — National Travel Agent Day is May 3, 2017 and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is celebrating the more than 25,000 CLIA-member travel agents globally that help to navigate the many cruise choices for passengers. When it comes to cruise travel, travel agents truly are the matchmakers helping… Read the full press release

CLIA Announces New Vice President For Public and Government Affairs for Europe

Washington DC, 2017-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announces that Andreas Chrysostomou has joined the organization as Vice President, Public and Government Affairs for Europe. Chrysostomou will be responsible for managing the department of European Affairs covering these areas, including liaising with European institutions and other bodies or agencies.  He… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International returns to New Orleans with the repositioning of Vision of the Seas for the 2018-2019 winter season

New deployment introduces more summer options to the Caribbean from New Orleans, Galveston and Miami MIAMI,FL, 2017-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — After a three-year hiatus, Royal Caribbean International will return to the legendary city of New Orleans, Louisiana with the newly announced repositioning of Vision of the Seas for the 2018-2019 winter season. The… Read the full press release

Viking Ocean Cruises® and Fincantieri sign contract for the construction of two additional cruise ships

Los Angeles, 2017-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingcruises.com) and Fincantieri signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of two additional cruise ships, with an option for another two. The new builds will be sister ships to the six already ordered and will enter Viking’s fleet in 2021 and 2022, respectively…. Read the full press release

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