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Costa Diadema Replaces Costa Smeralda For 2021-2022 Brazil Season

Nov 16, 2021

Costa Cruises announced it will change the ships sailing for the upcoming Brazilian Season. The company said that Costa Smeralda will be replaced with Costa Diadema. The LNG-powered cruise ship Costa Smeralda, which was due to begin seven-night cruises to Santos, Salvador and Ilhéus, will now sail Mediterranean itineraries.

Bob Binder Moves From Oceania Cruises CEO to Advisory Role With NCLH

Nov 16, 2021

Some important changes in the management were announced this week by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Oceania Cruises co-founder, president and CEO Bob Binder, is transiting to another role, vice chairman of NCLH. To be more specific, he will now report to Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of NCLH. 

Carnival Pride Resumes Cruises From Tampa

Nov 16, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line resumes the cruises from Tampa with Carnival Pride as its first ship since the pandemic shut down. Carnival Paradise will follow as a second ship in this port in March 2022.

Godmother Erin Brown Names New Royal Caribbean Ship, Odyssey of the Seas

Nov 15, 2021

A celebration of adventure and joy took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as Odyssey of the Seas was officially named by the first Bahamian Godmother and inspiring athlete, Erin Brown. The Caribbean-inspired event culminated in the moment Odyssey’s Godmother Erin Brown, the first Bahamian paratriathlete to compete in the Paralympic Games qualifiers, named the ship.

MSC Cruises Continues Partnership With Chelsea F.C.

Nov 15, 2021

MSC Cruises continues to be Chelsea Football Club’s official cruise partner for three more years, until June 2024. The brand awareness amongst the Chelsea Football Club fans, whose number is no less than 2.6m, is increasing these three years, as a result of this partnership, according to the statistics with only 14% of fans familiar with the cruise line in the beginning, growing up to 85% at the end of the first term of the agreement.

Transatlantic Crossing with Cunard and The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation, commemorating the heroes of WW II

Nov 12, 2021

A very noble mission is to be done on 5th of June, 2022 thanks to the partnership of Cunard with The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation. Another tribute to the heroes of World War II will happen onboard the Cunard vessel Queen Mary 2 with the presence of several esteemed veterans from the Korean, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars, enjoying a powerful enrichment program on board on that Transatlantic Crossing.

Norwegian Epic to homeport in Haifa in 2022

Nov 12, 2021

Norwegian Epic is NCL's first cruise ship that will experience the beauty of Haifa for the first time in the history of the company. The ship has been most popular among the Israeli market, for Mediterranean cruises to the port of Civitavecchia in Rome. Its first cruise is scheduled for November 2022, 11-day-itinerary, visiting Limassol, Rhodes, Kusadasi, Istanbul, Patmos, Piraeus, Naples, Livorno and Rome. 

NCL Crew Demand Shore Leave Restrictions to be Lifted

Nov 12, 2021

A week ago Crew Center published a letter sent by a crew member from the Norwegian Breakaway seeking information when NCL will allow its crew shore leave. Crew Center received a subsequent letter, this time from a crew member aboard the Norwegian Epic.

AIDA opens Canary Islands season with 3 cruise ships

Nov 12, 2021

Three AIDA cruise ships will take the route at the coast of West Africa and Madeira, visiting the incredible beauty of the Canary Islands this winter 2021/2022. AIDAmar started its first 7-day cruise on 7th of November, 2021 from Las Palmas to Gran Canaria. 20 more to follow until the end of March 2022, with Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote included in the itinerary.

P&O Australia cancels 2022 cruises from Adelaide, Cairns and Fremantle

Nov 11, 2021

The continuing uncertainty around the cruise industry in Australia and the government’s lack of action has forced P&O Cruises to make a massive cancellation on more voyages for the next year. The cruise line confirmed it had been forced to cancel its homeporting to three majour ports Adelaide, Fremantle and Cairns, at least for the first half of 2022.