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2/24/2017  |  by Daniel McCarthy

A new deal invests $1.5 billion in a fledging cruise market expected to one day outpace the U.S..

2/23/2017  |  by Daniel McCarthy

Del Rio says fourth Breakaway Plus will join Joy in reaching out to the growing Chinese customer base.

2/22/2017  |  by Daniel McCarthy

MSC Cruises has brought aboard industry veteran Adam Snitzer as its new senior vice president of guest services for North America.  

In the past, Snitzer has worked with cruise lines including Seabourn Cruise Line, Costa Crocierge, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International. He also spent time with American Express, where he was involved in advancing the company’s contact centers and loyalty programs.

In a statement, MSC president Roberto Fusaro said that Snitzer brings a “set of skills and experience that will be instrumental as we bring new ships to the U.S. and our ambitious growth plans come to fruition.”


2/21/2017  |  by Daniel McCarthy

By popular demand, more immersive and unique experiences through 2019.

2/21/2017  |  by Cheryl Rosen

Crystal Esprit got the trip of a lifetime last week as the yacht was called upon to rescue 12 French nationals who had abandoned their catamaran due to “fatal damage."

In “extremely inclement weather,” Esprit responded to a distress call in the Seychelles Islands, where three children and nine adults were floundering. Operating in darkness, heavy rain and high swells, the crew, along with the Seychelles Coast Guard, safely transferred the group onto a zodiac and then lifted them aboard the yacht.

2/16/2017  |  by Donna Tunney

TMR is thrilled to welcome Donna Tunney as a weekly columnist. Her column, which will run every Thursday, will alternate between the cruise and luxury segments. Here’s the very first installment—we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. (And feel free to welcome her by commenting on our web page!)

2/16/2017  |  by Daniel McCarthy

The ships will be delivered starting in 2022.

2/15/2017  |  by Daniel McCarthy

Disney Cruise Line is converting 10 staterooms aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder into concierge family ocean view staterooms with verandahs.

The changes are being made “to complement existing suite accommodations” and to “provide clients with connecting concierge stateroom options.”

All upgrades will be made by Oct. 1 for Wonder and Oct. 2 for Magic. Any guest who have booked the staterooms being converted at the previous price will get the upgraded staterooms at no additional cost, though they won’t be able to take advantage of pre-cruise or onboard concierge services.

2/14/2017  |  by Marilee Crocker

All-inclusive resorts have made a remarkable transformation, and the marketplace is responding with enthusiasm, creating new sales opportunities for travel agents. Here’s part two of our coverage of what’s new.


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