MSC Cruises opens sales on its 116-night 2020 world cruise

Sail aboard MSC Magnifica on a brand-new 116-night world cruise calling at a whole host of far-flung destinations including Peru, Papua New Guinea, Bali and India Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe and South America, announced today the opening of… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean recognized with Two Best Cruise Line Awards in the Travel Weekly Asia 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

SINGAPORE, 2017-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Caribbean International is named Best Cruise Line – Asia Pacific and Best Cruise Line – Family of the Travel Weekly Asia 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. The company was presented the awards at a ceremony in Singapore last evening. The awards recognise travel companies and individuals for their outstanding… Read the full press release

Norwegian Cruise Line appoints Evelyn Ackermann as Marketing Director Europe and Veronika Bahnmann as Senior Manager PR & Communications

Wiesbaden / Southampton, 2017-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian Cruise Line, one of the leading contemporary cruise companies worldwide, aims at levering its brand visibility and recognition in Europe with the appointment of two new key positions: Evelyn Ackermann joins the company as its new Director Marketing Europe, while Veronika Bahnmann has been appointed as… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International announces return to St. Thomas

Cruise Line’s Ongoing Commitment to the Caribbean Starts With Visits to St. Thomas On November 10 and Spearheads Restoration of Famed Magens Bay Miami, 2017-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — A sweet reunion is in sight; Royal Caribbean International has set the date for its much-awaited return to St. Thomas since the Caribbean destination was impacted by the hurricanes… Read the full press release

Cruise Lines International Association opens enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership programs

Washington, DC, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership (IAM) programs. CLIA Membership elevates the credibility and reputation of agencies and their individual agents within the travel industry and is built to help members navigate the cruise industry,… Read the full press release

This Plan a Cruise Month CLIA highlights the best cruise travel experiences in Australasia

Washington, DC, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, is highlighting the most exclusive and unmatched cruise travel experiences in Australasia as part of Plan a Cruise Month. The region, comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea… Read the full press release

Viking® voted the Best River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

Viking Rated Highest of All Cruise Lines in 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) has been voted the Best River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in the publication’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. Viking has scored in the top of the… Read the full press release

FCCA launches CaribbeanIsOpen.com — features footage of and updates from Caribbean destinations

To share that vast majority of Caribbean ports are open and welcoming tens of thousands of daily cruise passengers, landing site—CaribbeanIsOpen.com—provides footage, testimonials, Q&A, map of open destinations and more.  Pembroke Pines, Fla., 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and… Read the full press release

Mérida, Mexico to host annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show from October 23-27

Pembroke Pines, FL, 2017-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — For more than 20 years, destinations have increased their cruise tourism benefits by hosting the annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest cruise conference and trade show in the Caribbean and Latin America. From triple-digit growth in passenger and vessel arrivals to the development… Read the full press release

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