CLIA to host Virtual Cruise Forum, ACA announces new conference dates
Are you a front-row regular at the CLIA and ACA events? Well, you best jot down these new dates in your diary.
Ponant unveils new social media toolkit for agents
Are your cruise bookings anchored at the moment? Get them moving out to sea again with this new toolkit.
Aurora Expeditions’ partnership with Virtuoso goes global
Aurora Expeditions CEO Monique Ponfoort is doing the happy dance after securing a global deal with the luxe travel network.
MSC gets serious about building world’s first oceangoing hydrogen-powered cruise ship
MSC has ramped up its sustainability efforts and, thankfully, there isn’t a hint of greenwashing.
P&O celebrity chef calls for Aussies to revive tourism and hospitality with a ‘Jab for Jobs’
The news came as the cruise line launched a country-music-themed cruise and an extra sailing for its Pride Cruise. We can’t wait until they combine the two for a drag queen hoedown.
Carnival Cruise Line’s longstanding Aussie VP exits, replacement named
Carnival’s Jennifer Vandekreeke has hailed herself a water taxi and headed back to shore. We’re going to assume the fare was pretty expensive.
Almost 75pc of Carnival’s fleet to be operational by end of 2021
The world’s largest cruise company is gradually getting some meat back on its bones, but it won’t quite have that pre-pandemic girth by the end of the year.
Venice to ban large cruise ships after UNESCO threatens to “blacklist” city
by Ali Coulton
The Italian government made the urgent decree after the United Nations threatened to put one of its biggest tourist hotspots in the naughty corner.
World’s largest sailing ship detained ahead of maiden voyage
The highly anticipated Golden Horizon, which is due Down Under soon, almost had its maiden voyage spoiled after the ship was “arrested” at the Port of Dover.
Aussie cruise community calls for government to follow Canada’s resumption plan
Does Canada just happen to be your fave overseas destination? Let the heart grown even fonder with this news.
“Fortune favours the bold”: NCL boss urges agents to double down
by Huntley Mitchell
Harry Sommer has encouraged agents to be bold and “make a name for themselves”. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean streaking at a footy match or changing your hairstyle to a mowhawk.
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