Cruise

Cruise Industry veteran Robin Rosenbaum-Andras on the move

Robin Rosenbaum-Andras, Starboard Cruise Services SVP Marketing, following an extensive tenure with the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton company, will be stepping down in order to start her own marketing and branding consultancy. “After twenty-five rewarding years with Onboard Media and Starboard Cruise Services, it’s with mixed emotions that I announced my departure,” Rosenbaum-Andras tells […]

Starboard Cruise Services appoints Lisa Baldzicki as new Chief Merchandising Officer

Lisa Baldzicki has joined Starboard Cruise Services as Chief Merchandising Officer (CMO). In this role, the Disney and L Brands veteran will manage Starboard’s corporate merchandising strategies and initiatives, including the development of product assortment; vendor relationships and sourcing; financial and business planning; pricing; retail execution; talent management and team development. Baldzicki will join Starboard’s […]

Carnival Cruise Line resumes calls to Grand Bahama

In a major boom to hurricane-stricken Grand Bahama, Carnival Cruise Line resumed regular calls to the island beginning last Friday, Oct. 11, with Carnival Pride docking in Freeport. Carnival Elation followed on Oct. 13 and Carnival Freedom on Oct. 15. Carnival Pride departed Baltimore on Sunday, Oct. 6 on a week-long cruise with nearly 2,400 guests. Between now and the end of […]

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line to begin commercial sailing to Grand Bahama Island and offers cruise guests an opportunity to help the island rebuild

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced it will resume commercial operations with two-night round-trip sailings from Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island beginning Friday, September 27. With its return to Freeport, the company becomes the first cruise line to bring leisure travelers back to Grand Bahama Island following Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the island on Sept. […]

Lisa Bauer named President and CEO of Starboard

Starboard Cruise Services has named travel and cruise industry veteran Lisa Bauer as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 18. She will be based out of Starboard’s Miami headquarters and report to Toni Belloni, Group Managing Director of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, who is based in the LVMH Paris head-quarters. Bauer will oversee […]

Starboard Cruise Services “redefines” cruise shopping on RCL’s new Spectrum of the Seas

  Starboard Cruise Services has unveiled almost 8,000 square feet of retail space showcasing global luxury brands and experiential moments onboard Royal Caribbean International’s China-based Spectrum of the Seas, featuring concepts that it says will “redefine”cruise shopping. Among the highlights, Starboard has introduced The Boutique, a shopping area limited to guests staying in the ship’s Golden Suites, where guests book […]

Asia hits record 4.24 million cruise passengers in 2018

Even as the Americas continue to dominate the cruise industry, Asia’s cruise passenger source market hit a new high in 2018 with 4.24 million people taking an ocean cruise, up 4.6% year-on-year, reports data released his month by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Asia, the third largest cruise market after North America and Europe, accounted for a […]

Starboard Cruise Services and Carnival Horizon welcome Invicta Watches’ Boutique At-Sea

 Starboard Cruise Services and Invicta Watches celebrated the opening of the watch brand’s new boutique at-sea onboard Carnival Horizon on May 20. Joined by the captain and ship officers and company executives, Invicta Watches’ brand ambassador ushered in the grand opening of the retail store with a ribbon cutting and special promotions throughout the day. Located on […]

MSC Cruises to build multi-ship terminal at PortMiami

MSC Cruises received approval to build a highly-innovative cruise terminal at PortMiami in April. The new facility will be capable of hosting two mega cruise ships at the same time, handling up to 28,000 passenger movements per day, and will support the cruise line’s expanding presence in North America and in the Caribbean in particular. MSC Cruises currently operates […]

Dufry consolidates partnership with Holland America Line by expanding retail concession to entire fleet of ships

Dufry has signed a contract to expand its concession with Holland America Line to operate duty free shops onboard 6 additional cruise ships for 5 years. With the new agreement, Dufry will now operate duty free shops on the entire HAL fleet, which covers all major tourist routes in the world. Following the contract signed in 2018, Dufry and Holland America Line’s new agreement covers more than 1,500 sqm of additional retail space. Dufry will now […]

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 […]

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