CLIA and members commit to a return to passenger sailing with enhanced health and safety measures

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which represents 95% of global ocean-going cruise capacity, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Framework for Conditional Sailing Order that will replace the previous No Sail Order: “Guided by the recommendations of leading experts in health and science, including the Healthy […]

New Surface Protection Program for cruiselines, ferries and other travel outlets works on molecular level to protect against microbes

Cruise veterans Mark Lewis-Jones and Tony Murray of Taras Consultancy are bringing another cutting-edge safety product/service to travel retail with the AEGIS Microbe Shield. The innovative new surface protectant is being offered by authorized sales agency Taras Consultancy, in partnership with AMPC Global, which has been granted exclusivity for cruise ships and ferries, and all maritime terminals, as […]

CDC extends cruise ship No Sail Order through September 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on July 16 that it was extending its No Sail Order for cruise ships through September 30, 2020. This order continues to suspend passenger operations on cruise ships that carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction. Cruise Line International Association – CLIA- issued […]

MSC Cruises focuses growth on the U.S. market

Adrian Pittaway, Head of Retail at MSC Cruises, hosted a retail open day in February onboard the Swiss-based company’s newest ship in Miami, the MSC Meraviglia. Some 40 local suppliers and partners such as Heinemann attended, to see the company’s newest ship in which MSC had invested one billion euros, and hear about MSC’s ambitious […]

SeaWalk debuts in the Americas at Jamaica’s new Port Royal

SeaWalk, the Norwegian break-through floating cruise pier, celebrated its first use in the Americas in January during the inaugural ship call at the newly built Port Royal Cruise Port in Jamaica, near Kingston. On January 20, Marella Cruise Line’s Discovery 2 arrived and disembarked passengers at the historic port, using SeaWalk, a floating articulated bridge […]

Regency Group opens new Colon 2000 cruise port stores

The Colon 2000 cruise port in Panama now has a new duty free operation in effect. Regency Group, a privately owned multinational company with headquarters in Panama, which won the concession to develop some 4,500 square meters of premium travel retail space within the terminal in 2018, held a soft opening of its new Colon […]

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