Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cruise News

Shanks to lead Silversea Cruises in UK & Ireland

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has announced Peter Shanks is joining the company in the role of managing director, UK & Ireland. Based in the London office, he will report to chief executive, Roberto Martinoli, and...

Etihad partners with Team England for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Etihad Airways is set to fly Team England to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast. The Abu Dhabi-based has flown thousands of elite athletes, coaches, and supporters around the globe from Manchester City’s...

Holland America Line holds coin ceremony for ms Nieuw Statendam

In anticipation of the upcoming float-out of ms Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line held the ship’s coin ceremony at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following Italian shipbuilding tradition, Anne Marie Bartels, a member of...

Rove Hotels joins U By Emaar

U by Emaar, the unique, customer-focused loyalty programme that brings added value for guests across the breadth of hotels, restaurants and entertainment attractions under the company, has now added Rove Hotels, a joint venture...

Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ships to enter drydock this winter

Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships will undergo multi-million pound refits this winter – in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 cruise season. Two of Fred. Olsen ships – Braemar and Balmoral –...

Me Dubai set to debut in late 2018

Me by Meliá has announced its debut property in the Middle East with the launch of Me Dubai at the end of 2018. Designed by late architect, Zaha Hadid, Me Dubai is set to...

Carnival Sunshine to reposition to Charleston for 2019 season

Carnival Cruise Line will position a newer, larger ship to Charleston when the 3,002-passenger Carnival Sunshine kicks off a year-round schedule of four- and five-day cruises in May 2019. Carnival Sunshine provides an exciting new...

Thomas Cook Airlines scoops top World Travel Awards title

Thomas Cook Airlines has been named the World’s Leading Charter Airline for the third year in a row at the World Travel Awards in Vietnam. The prestigious award was announced at a red-carpet ceremony at...

Hilton unveils plans for two further Mexico properties

Hilton has announced plans to welcome the luxury Waldorf Astoria Cancun and the all-inclusive Hilton Cancun resort to the global hospitality company’s growing portfolio in Mexico. Developed by Parks Hospitality and set to open...

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, unveils new presidential suite

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, has unveiled its new 440 square metre presidential suite, one of the largest in the Malaysian capital. This expansive and elegant penthouse suite offers sweeping views of KLCC Park and the...