Cruise

Heinemann Americas, Inc. and Bolloré Logistics announce first North American partnership

Florida-based Heinemann Americas and international transport and logistics company Bolloré Logistics, launched their first-ever partnership in the Americas on May 20. After years of successfully working together in international markets, this new partnership positions both U.S.-based subsidiaries to continue their impressive growth in the region. “With Heinemann Americas’ continued expansion in the U.S. cruise market, […]

Crystal Symphony will sail from Antigua in August

As the U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to enforce its Conditional Sail Order which has prevented cruising in U.S. waters, another offshore option has been announced by luxury line Crystal Cruises, whose Crystal Symphony will sail a series of 15 10-night Luxury Caribbean Escapes round-trip from St. John’s from a homeport in Antigua. Crystal Symphony will […]

US. Senators battling CDC for cruise restart

A group of U.S. congressmen, supported by members of the cruise and tourism industries, are fighting back against the ongoing restrictions against cruising issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Tuesday, April 13, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced the Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements (CRUISE) […]

Global Ports Holding provides critical partnership in developing Nassau as a home port

The cruise industry made positive waves in mid-March when luxury cruise brand Crystal Cruises announced it was launching a series of seven-night round-trip “Bahamas Escapes” voyages from Nassau. The line’s Crystal Serenity ship would homeport in Nassau, and visit Bimini and four other Bahama Islands, avoiding any U.S. ports. The response from the pubic was […]

Zachary Sulkes lands senior position with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH)

Zachary Sulkes, well known and respected from his many years in charge of Bacardi’s cruise business, has joined Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) as Beverage Category Manager, with responsibility for all beverage and tobacco purchasing on Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet of 17 ships.  Sulkes has a long relationship with NCLH. He  was Manager of Onboard […]

Royal Caribbean Group to sell its Azamara brand to Sycamore Partners

Royal Caribbean Group on Tuesday announced that it has signed an agreement to sell Azamara, its small luxury brand of cruise ships, to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm, for $201 million. Sycamore Partners will acquire the entire Azamara brand, including its three-ship fleet and associated intellectual property. The transaction is expected to close in […]

CLIA: Following a challenging year in 2020, new research shows there is resiliency and optimism heading into 2021

Trade organization Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2021 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report which highlights the industry’s global economic impact, trend forecasts and the industry’s commitment to responsible tourism practices and leadership. Despite a challenging year in 2020, new research also reveals there is optimism on the horizon with two out of […]

Carnival Cruise Line takes delivery of Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its highly anticipated new ship, Mardi Gras, in a live virtual signing ceremony at the Meyer Turku Shipyard in Turku, Finland on Dec. 18. When Mardi Gras begins guest operations in April 2021, the 180,000-gross-ton vessel will be the most innovative ship in North America as it will be the first ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas […]

CDC issues Conditional Sail protocol for safe resumption of cruise ship operations as it lifts No Sail order

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted the ‘No Sail’ order that has been in effect since March 14, and issued a detailed set of requirements that will enable cruise ships to safely resume sailing from U.S. ports. Under the Conditional Sailing Order issued by the CDC on Oct. 30, cruise lines […]