Cruise

Starboard Cruise Services announces new Luxury Division and names cruise industry expert Stacy Shaw to lead

Starboard Cruise Services has appointed Stacy Shaw as Vice President Luxury Division and Retail Experience Development to head up its newly formed Luxury Division. Shaw joins Starboard from Virgin Voyages where she led the sales organization and business development. Prior to that, she spent 11 years at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in a variety of leader-ship roles and got her start […]

Lisa Kauffman joins Starboard as new SVP, CMO

Starboard Cruise Services has appointed Lisa Kauffman as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, she will lead the planning, development and execution of strategic initiatives for Starboard, supporting the delivery of guest experiences and brand innovation tailored to each of Starboard’s cruise line partners. Kauffman, who has more than 20 years’ experience with global […]

Starboard features first-at-sea brands, luxury and exclusive products onboard Norwegian Encore

Starboard Cruise Services played an integral role in the launch voyage of the new Norwegian Encore cruise ship. Starboard’s The Tradewinds Shops, covering more than 7,000 sq. feet of retail space, offers luxury retail spaces, first-at-sea brands, limited-edition spirits, inaugural exclusives, and sustainability collections that align with Norwegian’s environmental commitment.   Luxury Retail Norwegian Encore bolsters the cruise line’s luxury […]

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 […]

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