Cruise Weekly"Breaking News" items (73 found)

Wed 07 Feb 18

CW breaking news – Carnival Splendor coming to Australia

Carnival Cruise Line will deploy Carnival Splendor to Australia in 2019.Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy has just announced Carnival Splendor will come to Sydney Harbour in Dec 2019, to operate year-round down under.The full-time deployment represents a 66% increase in Carnival Cruise Line’s capacity in Australia.The 3,900 passenger vessel will go into an extensive drydock before its arrival.More in Cruise Weekly tomorrow..

Thu 25 Jan 18

CW breaking news – Cruise Industry Awards finalists announced

Cruise Weekly can exclusively reveal the finalists for the 17th Cruise Industry Awards.Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced the finalists for its annual awards, with the winners to be crowned at the Star Event Centre Sydney on Sat 24 Feb.And the finalists are.

Fri 17 Nov 17

CW breaking news – New Celebrity ship for the Galapagos

Celebrity Cruises to launch a 100-guest ship in the Galapagos Islands.Celebrity Cruises has revealed it will launch a small ship called Celebrity Flora, which will begin operating seven-night itineraries in the Galapagos Islands year-round on 26 May, 2019.Bookings are open for the 100-passenger vessel, which will be designed to offer 360-degree views of the islands and be one of the most energy-efficient ships of its size in the archipelago.The ship will feature the largest Penthouse Suites in the Galapagos, a marina that can accommodate up to three Zodiacs at a time and a Discovery Lounge, which will offer Naturalist presentations and excursion information.

Wed 15 Nov 17

CW breaking news – Cruise Planet acquired by Imagine Cruising

Imagine Cruising adds a new office in Perth via acquisition of Holiday Planet.

Tue 10 Oct 17

CW breaking news – U by Uniworld to Asia

U by Uniworld announces it will enter Asia.CEO of U by Uniworld Ellen Bettridge has revealed the youth river cruise brand will launch in Asia.Making the announcement in France on a preview sailing of U by Uniworld, Bettridge said an Asia program would be coming soon with a new ship to set sail on the Mekong River.U by Uniworld said it was looking to double its fleet to four ships, with two vessels set to sail in Europe from Apr, one on the Mekong and the location of a fourth ship to be announced shortly.More in today's issue of Cruise Weekly.Cruise Weekly - Australia's favourite e-newsletter dedicated to the cruise industry..

Wed 04 Oct 17

CW breaking news – Cruise industry contributes $5.3b to Australian economy

The value of Australia's cruise industry has cracked $5 billion.

Wed 27 Sep 17

CW breaking news – Carnival delays another ship for P&O

Carnival Splendor will no longer be deployed to P&O Cruises.Carnival Australia will deploy Princess Cruises' Golden Princess to the P&O Cruises fleet in 2020 instead of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Splendor which had been earmarked for Australian waters from 2019.The deployment of the Ocean Medallion-enabled Golden Princess pushes back the expansion of P&O Cruises fleet.Princess Cruises will in turn replace Golden Princess with the larger Ruby Princess, which will serve Princess guests in Australia.Carnival Cruise Line also announced it intends to increase its Australian operation to two ships sailing full-time in 2020.More in Thu's edition of Cruise Weekly..

Tue 26 Sep 17

CW breaking news – Azamara orders third ship

Azamara Club Cruises will expand the fleet in Mar 2018.Azamara Club Cruises has entered into an agreement to purchase its third ship, which will be called Azamara Pursuit.The move will increasing the line's portfolio by 50% and the ship will be comparable in size to Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest.Larry Pimentel, ceo Azamara Club Cruises, said the acquisition would allow the brand to visit even more regions of the world.

Mon 25 Sep 17

CW breaking news – Cunard announces new ship

Cunard to add fourth ship to its fleet.Carnival Corporation has signed a memorandum of agreement with shipbuilder Fincantieri to construct a new generation of ship for Cunard.When it launches in 2022 the 3,000-passenger vessel will be the first new ship for the brand in 12 years.The as yet unnamed ship will join Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth and mark the first time since 1998 that Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service.Cunard said the investment forms part of the company’s “ambitious plans for the future of Cunard globally” and that it will reveal further details on the new addition during 2018 and through to its launch.More details in tomorrow’s edition of Cruise Weekly..

Thu 31 Aug 17

CW breaking news – Judgement handed down on Scenic class action

Company faces potential payout of $14 million.The NSW Supreme Court has today given its judgement on a class action against Scenic.The case involved 13 European river cruise departures in Apr and May 2013 which were affected by torrential rain and flooding.The judge found that lead plaintiff, David Moore, was entitled to a 100% refund of the $10,990 he paid for the cruise, plus a further $2,000 in damages, based on the provisions of the Australian Consumer Law.Scenic had argued that passengers got at least part of what they paid for, but the judge found Moore would not have taken the cruise if Scenic had made him aware of the problems as soon as it knew about them.The judge indicated this would apply to 10 out of the 13 cruises involved in the class action.Somerville Legal has estimated the total judgement, including refunds of amounts paid by passengers, damages, interest and costs will amount to approximately $14 million.The judge has ordered the parties to file further submissions, and has relisted the case for further argument in Nov.More in tomorrow's issue of Travel Daily..

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