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Crew member who went missing from Norwegian Gateway found by Carnival cruise ship

Jul 01, 2018

A crew member was reported missing from the cruise ship Norwegian Gateway on Saturday, while the vessel was sailing 28 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Ships authorities contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center at 3:20 p.m.

Brazilian Cruise Ship Crew Member Missing in Italy

Jun 29, 2018

Cicero De Andrade, a crew member working as a bartender on the cruise ship MS Sovereign operated by Pullmantur Cruises went missing in Italy. The Brazilian national was last seen on June 20, after he disembarked from the cruise ship at the port of Civitavecchia. Cicero De Andrade is a 27-year-old male from Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Who are the biggest companies in the cruise retail Industry?

Jun 29, 2018

As the cruise industry continues to expand rapidly around the world the growth in the onboard cruise retail market is significant. This year just about every major cruise line will have a new ship with wide public and commercial spaces dedicated for retail shops. The biggest companies operating in cruise retail sector are Starboard Cruise Services, Harding Retail, and Dufry Ltd.

Dufry Expands presence in the cruise ship retail market

Jun 28, 2018

The leading travel retailer Dufry Ltd, which has a strong presence in the global market including duty-free, duty-paid, brand boutiques, is expanding its presence in cruise ship retail. The Swiss company with headquarters in Basel signed a new contract with Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Carnival Cruise Line to operate onboard shops increasing its presence in the cruise line sector, from 17 to a total of 27 ships.

Victoria's Secret Stores Onboard Pullmantur Cruise Ships

Jun 28, 2018

The Spanish cruise line Pullmantur Cruceros has announced the opening of two exclusive Victoria's Secret stores onboard their ships Sovereign and Monarch. Now guest can find on board some of the most popular products of the sexiest brand in the world.

Cruise ship hits pier in Norway after moorings fail in high wind

Jun 26, 2018

There was a big drama today in the port of Honningsvag, Norway when the cruise ship “Mein Schiff 3” broke free from its moorings due to strong winds. The incident happen around 8:15 pm when sudden strong winds with speed of 49 knots hit the vessel operated by TUI Cruises. The cruise ship collided with the pier and caused damage both to the docks and the ship itself.

Virgin Cruise Ships To Be Powered By ABB

Jun 25, 2018

The Swiss engineering group ABB has announced an order to power the new Virgin Voyages fleet. Each of the three 110,000 gross tons cruise ships will be equipped with ABB systems including the ABB propulsion, as well as it's electric generators and remote control systems for maneuvering. Virgin Voyages vessels will be equipped with two Azipod XO units, a combined propulsion power of 32 MW (43,000 HP).

Princess cruise ship to serve as floating hotel for Tokyo Olympics

Jun 25, 2018

During the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, Princess cruise ship will serve as a floating hotel to ease a shortage of accommodations. The 260 meters long vessel Sun Princess, with a maximum capacity of 2272 guests, plus crew will be docked at Yokohama Port during 2020 Olympic Games. Sun Princess will be chartered by the Japanese Travel conglomerate - JTB during a period of 19 days.

Drones to Monitor Cruise Ships Sulfur Emission

Jun 21, 2018

Norwegian Coast Guard started testing drones in order to detect sulfur emission levels from cruise ships arriving in the Norwegian fjords. The new method of monitoring the sulfur level is conducted by state of the art Lockheed Martin Indago drone with a price tag of $123.000.The specially made sensor, developed by the Danish company Explicit, provides detailed measurements of sulfur content in the exhaust. Everything is transferred wirelessly to the controller in real time.

Cruise ships Arriving in St. Petersburg During FIFA World Cup 2018 Football Matches

Jun 21, 2018

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 is currently in full swing, and fans from all across the world have come in to support their national teams. Most of them have spent hours on multiple planes just to get to eleven host cities. However, Russia biggest port city Saint Petersburg, is unique, with fans also arriving on cruise ships to see the FIFA World Cup matches at Krestovsky Stadium.

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