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Symphony of the Seas

Sea Trials Compete for Symphony of the Seas

By MarEx 2018-02-19 17:33:50

STX France has completed sea trials for Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas. The trials took place between February 15 and 18 and included over 80 hours of sailing. The vessel is now scheduled to be delivered on March 23. Symphony...

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Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Bliss Floated Out

By MarEx 2018-02-18 23:15:19

Norwegian Bliss was floated out from the covered building dock at the Meyer Werft on February 17. She will now be fitted with her funnel at the shipyard's out-fitting pier. She will then remain in the shipyard port until her...

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Port of Palm Beach

Cruise Industry Flourishing at Florida’s Regional Ports

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-02-15 16:41:03

Florida’s regional ports are benefiting from the growth in the cruise industry. While the majority of the passenger traffic continues to pass through PortMiami, Port Everglades and Port Canaveral, the regional ports will also increase the number of cruise ships...

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Cruise Ship Summons Police After On-Board Brawl

By MarEx 2018-02-12 22:01:00

[Brief] The P & O Cruises vessel Pacific Explorer had to return to harbor at Sydney, Australia on Sunday to offload seven passengers after a bachelor party turned into a brawl. P & O asked the police to remove the...

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TUI Cruises Orders New Ship from Meyer Turku

By MarEx 2018-02-12 18:41:46

TUI Cruises and Meyer Turku have agreed to build Mein Schiff 7 with delivery in 2023. The new vessel will be based on the design of the new Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 with a capacity for up to 2,894...

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A Ship to Retire On

By MarEx 2018-02-09 16:54:00

Another firm is looking to enter the challenging business of residential cruising, but this time with a twist. Cruise Retirement USA, a firm headquartered in downtown Miami, is offering seagoing residential services specially tailored to the needs of retirees 50 years...

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Stowaway Bird Gets its Own Cruise Ship Cabin

By MarEx 2018-02-03 15:39:59

A stowaway galah, a type of Australian cockatoo, has enjoyed a luxury cruise around New Zealand after biosecurity officials allowed her to stay on the vessel. The cruise ship alerted the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) about the stowaway...

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Royal Caribbean Pledges to Cut Back on Plastics

By MarEx 2018-02-01 20:28:00

Royal Caribbean Cruises has pledged to eliminate the use of single-use plastics from the on-board operations of Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises and Royal Carribean International.  The head of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, told the Telegraph on Thursday that...

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Bulker Owner Signs for Two Cruise Ships from Chinese Yard

By MarEx 2018-02-01 19:12:00

Wuchang Shipbuilding, a unit of state-owned conglomerate China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), is about to enter a new line of business: the construction of cruise ships. Bulker operator Fujian GuoHang Ocean Shipping recently placed an order with Wuchang for two...

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ASEAN States Agree to Develop Cruise Tourism

By MarEx 2018-02-01 18:43:03

A joint ASEAN Declaration on Cruise Tourism, led by Singapore,  was officially endorsed at the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 in Thailand, last week. Plans for the Declaration were first laid at the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2017 in Singapore, and its...

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