Panama tenders $9 million cruise terminal operation

The Panama Maritime Authority has announced the tender for the operation and maintenance of the cruise terminal on Perico Island. The terminal is located at Panama City’s Amador Causeway, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. In this phase of the project, the terminal will be able to berth two large ships up to 380 meters/1,247 […]

CLIA reveals cruise passenger insights

Cruise industry trade group CLIA released the latest global cruise passenger statistics last week, showing that 28.5 million people took a cruse last year, up by 7% over 2017. North American travelers continue to embrace cruising, said the report, with an annual passenger increase of 9% (14.2 million passengers) in 2018. Cruising represents only 2% of the […]

DFNI-Frontier Americas Awards winners

One highlight of the 2019 Summit of the Americas in Orlando was the announcement of the winners of annual 2019 DFNI-Frontier Americas Awards. Recognizing the best of travel retail across all channels in the Americas, entries were evaluated by a panel of expert judges – Antoine Bona, Erasmo Orillac, Giles Marks, Jackie McDonagh, Robin Rosenbaum-Andras and Walter […]

Starboard Cruise Services appoints Brenda Yester Baty as Chief Commercial Officer

Starboard Cruise Services has appointed Brenda Yester Baty to the new role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In this newly created position, Baty will guide the company’s discipline for integration of business insights, shopper and market intelligence into operational execution and program development to further enhance Starboard’s delivery of exceptional guest experiences, says the company. Baty […]

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