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Tuesday 14 Mar 2017

Cruise Weekly today
Cruise Weekly today features
Celebrity Edge unveiled Cruiseco ceo to retire
STEVE Lloyd has confirmed
five pages of all the latest EXPANDED staterooms, a situated above the ship’s bridge plans to step down as the ceo of
“magic carpet” and a rooftop and spread over 792m2. the Cruiseco consortium, with the
cruise industry news.
garden are just some of the Another new suite class is company kicking off a search for
NTIA voting open features which will be on comprised of six split-level Edge someone who will manage the
Celebrity Cruises’ first new class Villas, offering private plunge company into the medium and
THE Australian cruise sector of ship in ten years. pools and direct access to The long term.
now gets a chance to choose This morning the cruise Retreat Sundeck. Lloyd, who turns 65 in Aug,
its best and brightest, with the line unveiled details of the Celebrity Edge will feature told Cruise Weekly he is likely to
National Travel Industry Awards 2,918-passenger vessel Celebrity The Magic Carpet - a movable reduce his involvement later in
for 2017 open for voting today. Edge and its new Edge class, platform the size of a tennis court the year, but will consult to the
Supplier categories include which it said “set a new standard which scales the 16-deck ship, business in specialist areas for
Best Cruise Operator - Domestic for ship design” and will debut in providing a different experience some time after that.
Deployment, Best Cruise the Caribbean from Dec 2018. at four different levels.
Operator - Int’l Deployment and Accommodation on board The space will offer “Dinner on
Best River Cruise Operator. Edge will be “transformational”, the Edge” for 90 guests at Deck Carnival fun shops
Agents are also in the running, introducing the new Edge 19; be an open-air expansion of CARNIVAL Cruise Line has
with lots of cruise-focused Stateroom with Infinite Veranda the main pool area at Deck 14; launched its Fun Shops program
nominees in the various Best (similar to a French balcony). offer more seating for a specialty in Australia, which allows cruisers
Travel Agency Retail categories The design of the Edge restaurant on Deck 5 and be an to pre-purchase on board gifts
as well as the Best Online Travel Stateroom offers 23% more embarkation station at Deck 2. before departure.
Agency category. square metres and 10% larger Guests will also be able to enjoy CCL vice president Australia,
Voting is open until 5pm on bathrooms than the Solstice class. live music and movie-and-meal Jennifer Vandekreeke, said with
Fri 31 Mar 2017 - for more Celebrity has doubled the pairing, “A Taste of Film”, by night many guests booking a cruise to
information, see afta.com.au. number of available suites, and games and activities during celebrate a milestone, Fun Shops
Vote in the 2017 NTIA adding two new two-bedroom, the day at The Rooftop Garden. are an ideal way to celebrate.
two-bathroom Iconic Suites, Bookings are open now. See carnival.com.au/fun-shops.

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Tuesday 14 Mar 2017

Silversea ambassador program
SILVERSEA Cruises has In Dec, Silversea will announce
announced the launch of a new the overall top retail agency, CELEBRITY Cruises has
travel agent recognition program, which will receive guaranteed showcased its new class of ship,
with a host of benefits to reward famil invitations, priority ship Celebrity Edge, in a series of
agents for their support of the inspections, bonus marketing images released this morning.
Silversea brand. dollars, client events and more. Richard D. Fain, chairman and
Silversea’s Craig Owens told As well as the top retail location, ceo, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd,
Cruise Weekly the program the leading Silversea consultant declared Celebrity Edge as “one
covered retail agencies, large and for 2017 will win a Relais & of the most exciting, innovative
small, as well as homeworkers Chateaux gift voucher. and transformational ships I have
who were committed to growing More information is available by ever been involved with”.
their Silversea business. calling 02 9255 0600. The Magic Carpet is above,
“This is a dynamic, multi-faceted while the outward-facing Sky
reward and recognition program Suite with the king-sized bed
Faster cruise X-Rays rotated to face the ocean is inset. The Retreat Sundeck (pictured
for our valued agency partners,”
SECURITY manufacturer Smiths Below is The Rooftop Garden, above) and the Retreat Lounge,
he said.
Detection has unveiled a new which will be tended daily by a form The Retreat, a space
“It rewards both the agency
“dual-view” X-Ray system which resident horticulturalist. exclusive for Suite Class guests.
and the particular top selling
it promises will speed up the
consultant, with rewards based
screening of cruise passengers.
on revenue growth, marketing
Launched at PortMiami this
activity and overall support of
week, the debut installation will
Silversea,” Owens added.
screen the belongings of Carnival
Each month the Silversea bdm
Cruise Line ships departing from
team will make nominations,
Terminals D and E.
with the top five agencies per
The system captures high-res
quarter recognised as Silversea
images from different angles,
Ambassadors.
reducing the need for re-screening.

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Tuesday 14 Mar 2017

Oceania Cuba arrival
OCEANIA Cruises’ Marina
Cunard 2019 program release CCL MKR sponsorship
CARNIVAL Spirit will appear on
pulled into Sierra Maestra cruise CUNARD this morning unveiled and fares leading in at just $549 Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules
terminal in Havana for the first its full 2019 international cruise per person twin share for a two- tomorrow and Sun after Carnival
time last week. program, which features the night cruise between the cities. Cruise Line signed up as an official
The vessel was carrying 1,250 previously announced Down A 12-night round trip NZ cruise sponsor of the show.
guests, including Bob Binder, Under deployment of its Queen ex Sydney leads in at $2,949 per The cruise line welcomed 11
co-founder and ceo of Oceania Elizabeth (CW 28 Feb). person, while a six-night Tasmania teams on board the vessel last
Cruises, and Frank Del Rio, Cuban- Between Jan and May 2019 the voyage ex Melbourne starts at year to film two episodes.
born founder of Oceania Cruises Cunard fleet will voyage more $1,599 per person twin share. First the teams took on a
and ceo of parent company than 113,000 nautical miles, The Queen Elizabeth program cruise canape challenge where
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. visiting 108 destinations in 49 for 2019 will also include two they were tasked with cooking
Sailing on a 14-day itinerary, the countries, including 21 maiden roundtrip voyages in Japan, canapes for 150 guests and a
cruise continued on to Mexico, calls for the three Queens. including a nine-night Honshu sudden death cook-off and an
Belize, Costa Rica, Panama The Australasian offering will circumnavigation in Apr 2019, elimination followed.
Colombia, & the Cayman Islands. include 27 different local cruise during cherry blossom season.
Oceania Cruises has two more combinations on Elizabeth which The full world cruise program
sailings to Cuba scheduled this will be based in Melbourne and goes on sale from 30 Mar,
month and six for later this year. Sydney from Feb to Apr 2019 - and features a 107-night full
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Little Dreamers prog

cruise
DREAM Cruises will have the Brochure
little ones covered on Genting
Dream, revealing it will launch Spotlight
a program designed for children
W E E K L Y aged two-12 this Apr.
Called Little Dreamers, the new
Tuesday 14 Mar 2017 addition offers age-appropriate Ponant -
workshops ranging from the arts Mediterranean 2018
Carnival Horizon coin ceremony to music and dancing to manners
and etiquettes followed by a
graduation ceremony.
On select sailings in Apr, Little
Dreamers will learn about
chocolate cup making from
Belgian chocolatier, Jean-Marie
Dessard, who will also take part
in enrichment programs for other
passengers whilst on board,
including chocolate and wine
pairing workshops.

CCL fleet ops centres
A NEW fleet operations centre PONANT has packed 31 voyages
for Carnival Corporation in Seattle into its 2018 Mediterranean
is now up and running, with a collection, offering seven- to
third under construction at the nine-night itineraries venturing
company’s HQ in Miami. to eight countries.
THE completion of Carnival yard serving as godmother. Utilising an advanced data The program will mark the
Horizon’s exterior outfitting has Set to debut in Europe on 02 analytics system, the centres will inaugural season of new luxury
been celebrated with a coin Apr, 2018, Carnival Horizon will work to optimise safety, efficiency expedition ships, Le Laperouse
ceremony at the Fincantieri include many of the features and overall fleet performance. and Le Champlain, in addition
shipyard in Marghera, Italy. which debuted on sister ship, They will monitor ships sailing in to sailings on board Le Lyrial,
Fabrizio Timossi of Carnival’s Carnival Vista, including a bike- the US and the Caribbean using and Le Ponant.
corporate shipbuilding ride-in-the-sky attraction called a cloud-based system dubbed Destinations in 2018
department represented Carnival SkyRide and an IMAX Theatre. “Neptune” which has been include Italy, Spain, Croatia,
at the ceremony with Clementina Coin ceremony attendees are piloted at the original ops centre Montenegro, Malta, Greece,
Zecchin of Fincantieri’s Marghera pictured above. in Hamburg since Oct 2015. Morocco and Egypt.

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A Chief Executive Officer role has arisen with Cruiseco upon the retirement of our
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Applications close Friday, 17th of March.

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Hapag space limited
HAPAG-LLOYD says its cruises
ACA heads to Seatrade Star Wars Fantasy
DISNEY Fantasy will debut new
to Antarctica are selling out fast enhancements on 17 May, sailing
for the 2018 season. from Port Canaveral, Florida.
The company is offering an New spaces for kids have been
18-day cruise from Ushuaia to Rio added, including Star Wars and
de Janeiro, starting at €12,950pp Marvel themed areas and the
(AU$18,250). Sweet on You ice cream shop.
Luxury shopping includes
Tiffany & Co. which will be on
board for the first time, including
Cruise the Tiffany T Collection.
Calendar

This week’s port calls of cruise
PORTHOLE
ships at various destinations
around Australia. THE Australian Cruise Pictured above enjoying the
SYDNEY Association (ACA) is being welcome drinks on the first night A TREACHEROUS stretch of
Radiance of the Seas 14 Mar represented by 14 delegates of Seatrade Cruise Global are: sea along the coast of Norway
Noordam 14 Mar in Florida for Seatrade Cruise Kevin O’Sullivan, chair Cruise NZ; that proved insurmountable
Voyager of the Seas 15 Mar
Global, which started yesterday. Jill Abel, ceo of ACA and Stephen to the Vikings is about to
Explorer of the Seas 16 Mar be conquered thanks to
Dawn Princess 16 Mar Among the delegates were Bradford, chair ACA.
reps from various state tourism The event runs until 16 Mar. the Norwegian Coastal
Pacific Jewel 17 Mar
organisations, port authorities, Administration.
Emerald Princess 18 Mar
Explorer of the Seas 19 Mar ground handling organisations, Feasibility plans are underway
Carnival Legend 20 Mar chairman Stephen Bradford and Astor la vista, baby for a AU$419 million project
Pacific Jewel 20 Mar ceo of ACA, Jill Abel. CRUISE & Maritime Voyages that will see the construction
MELBOURNE 620-pax ship Astor will return of the world’s first ship tunnel
Pacific Eden 15 Mar to Australian waters for a fifth allowing a safer passage
Costa Luminosa 16 Mar RCI wins ethical award season in Dec this year. through the Stadhavet Sea.
Golden Princess 18 Mar Homeporting in Fremantle, a If given the thumbs up,
ETHISPHERE Institute has construction would begin in
BRISBANE named Royal Caribbean Cruises total of 14 journeys will be on
Pacific Jewel 15 Mar offer including two visiting Bali 2018 and when complete the
as 2017 World’s Most Ethical tunnel would be 37m high,
Pacific Dawn 16 Mar before wrapping up the season
Pacific Aria 17 Mar Company for the second 26.5m wide and stretch some
consecutive year. in Adelaide with a final three
Dawn Princess 18 Mar 1.7kms in distance, enabling
Richard Fain, chairman and itineraries in Feb next year.
DARWIN coastal steamer ships to more
Coral Discoverer 15 Mar ceo, Royal Caribbean Cruises easily navigate their course.
Seabourn Encore 17 Mar said, “At Royal Caribbean, ethical Europa 2 fashion2sea Norwegians are undoubtedly
MS Sirena 17 Mar leadership is an important part of FASHION designers Johnny keen to get started; they just
FREMANTLE our worldview”. Talbot and Adrian Runhof will need to wait for the ice to Thor.
Astor 15 Mar The World’s Most Ethical jump aboard Hapag-Lloyd
Sun Princess 19 Mar Company is based upon a Cruises’ Europa 2 in Jul for the
framework that assesses fashion2sea themed cruise.
ADELAIDE
Sun Princess 14 Mar companies in five weighted Sailing on 10 Jul from Monte
Pacific Eden 17 Mar areas of: ethics and compliance, Carlo to Lisbon, there will be a
corporate citizenship, culture of fashion show, pop-up boutique
HOBART
Noordam 16 Mar ethics, governance & leadership, and a special fashion dinner.
Azamara Journey 19 Mar innovation and reputation. For more info, CLICK HERE.

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