Cruise

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 […]

MSC-owned Splendid arrives in Genoa as floating hospital

Last Monday, MSC Group’s ferry ship Splendid was delivered to Genoa after being converted into a “floating hospital” ship to sup-port the coronavirus battle going on in Italy. These beds will be used for patients recovering from COVID-19 before returning home. Operated by ferry liner GNV, Splendid has been converted into a fully-equipped facility to assist COVID-19 […]

Breaking News: Cruise industry voluntarily shuts down in the U.S.

Cruise Lines International Association has announced the voluntary suspension in U.S. Cruise operations. The Association issued the statement late on Friday, March 13. CLIA ocean-going cruise lines will be voluntarily and temporarily suspending cruise ship operations from U.S. ports of call for 30 days as public health officials and the U.S. Government continue to address […]

MSC targets North American market for ambitious growth

Adrian Pittaway, Head of Retail at MSC Cruises, hosted a retail open day earlier 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, and had an opportunity to hear about MSC’s ambitious U.S. market growth plan. As much as 35% of MSC’s […]

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