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New Hurtigruten ship named MS Spitsbergen

Norwegian explorer cruise company, Hurtigruten, has announced its newest ship will be named ‘MS Spitsbergen’ after the largest island in the Svalbard Archipelago. This very northernmost part of Norway is also where, in 1896, Hurtigruten’s founder Richard With first started explorer tourism in the Arctic. The name was chosen following a competition in which more than 15,000 suggestions were submitted …

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Norwegian Cruise Line takes Europe’s Leading Cruise Line title at World Travel Awards

Norwegian Cruise Line has been named Europe’s Leading Cruise Line for the eighth consecutive year by the World Travel Awards, and also received Europe’s Sustainable Tourism Award for Norwegian Epic. The annual awards, held in Sardinia, Italy, recognise travel companies for delivering an outstanding customer experience and are voted for by travel agents and consumers worldwide. Powered by WPeMatico

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MSC Cruises signs Caissa Touristic Group as Chinese partner

Caissa Touristic Group, China’s leading outbound tourism service provider, and Geneva, Switzerland-based MSC Cruises have entered into a strategic partnership. As part of the agreement, from May 2016, MSC Lirica will homeport in Shanghai to serve the Chinese home market. The strategic cooperation agreement between the two companies will be the longest-running and financially most significant between a cruise line …

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DFDS secures agreement on Dover-Calais route

DFDS has announced that an agreement between the staff representatives of SCOP-SeaFrance, Eurotunnel and DFDS, concerning the release of the Channel ferries Rodin and Berlioz, has been reached with the assistance of the French transport minister. As part of the agreement, DFDS is committing to the employment of 202 former SCOP-Seafrance employees in its French organisation. Powered by WPeMatico

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Azamara Club Cruises launches virtual reality on-board experience

Azamara Club Cruises has launched a new app that showcases a series of 360-degree virtual reality experiences. The video series, known as Azamara 3di, uses virtual reality technology to allow guests to experience a cruise virtually. From touring the on-board offerings of an Azamara ship, zip lining through a Costa Rican rainforest, taking a moonlit carriage ride in Cartagena, Colombia …

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Big hitters line up for CruiseWorld China as market blossoms

Travel Weekly China has revealed the launch of CruiseWorld China on October 12th, 2015, in Shanghai, China. The one-day event, held at the Le Royal Meridien Shanghai, will bring hundreds of travel agents and cruise industry leaders together in a day filled with insight from top cruise executives and distribution partners, and networking among attendees. “We are so pleased to …

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Holland America Line improves Flight Ease programme for passengers

Holland America Line has given a new look to its air booking program, Flight Ease. The enhanced features make the process more user-friendly for travel professionals to navigate, search and book flights. In addition to the new design, the functionality of the site is now more intuitive, allowing users to select departure and return flights separately, add a stopover flight …

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DFDS Seaways appoints Rooster PR in UK

Having successfully navigated its way through a competitive pitch process, Rooster has taken on the corporate and trade PR brief for DFDS Seaways. DFDS is northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, operating four outbound passenger routes from the UK and with a network of around 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships. Powered by WPeMatico

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Norwegian Escape floated out ahead of launch

Norwegian Escape, soon to be the largest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, has been floated out of Meyer Werft’s covered building dock II in Papenburg, Germany. The 164,600-ton ship has been under construction since September 2014. Beginning at approximately 09:15 local time, the 4,200 passenger vessel, with her signature hull artwork designed by famed marine wildlife artist and …

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