Princess Cruises Announces Winners of 2012 Alaska Shore Excursion Awards


SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 21, 2012) – As the Alaska cruise season comes to a close each year, Princess Cruises celebrates the year’s favorite local tour operators with special shipboard ceremonies. The winners of the line’s 13th annual C.R.U.I.S.E. service awards have just been announced, honoring the best shore excursion experiences and guides in each… [Continue Reading]

Cruise Industry Announces Three New Safety Policies At EU Conference


Latest Best Practice Identified Through Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review — April 24, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – On behalf of the global cruise industry, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the European Cruise Council today announced that the cruise industry has adopted three new safety policies which are to be implemented with immediate effect. The… [Continue Reading]

Silversea Announces President for the Americas


Silversea Announces President for the Americas
(19 March 2012) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises today announced the appointment of Ellen Bettridge as President of the Americas. She will head the company’s Fort Lauderdale office.
Bettridge, whose appointment becomes effective 9 April, will join Silversea with an extensive background in the retail travel industry. Most recently, she served as vice… [Continue Reading]

Crystal Wins First Place Four Times in Cruise Critic’s 2012 Awards


LOS ANGELES, February 24, 2012 – Crystal Cruises is a four-time winner in’s annual “Cruisers’ Choice Awards” for 2012.  Based on user ratings on the popular cruise industry website, the ultra-luxe line’s Crystal Symphony cruise ship won Best Dining, Best Entertainment, Best Public Rooms, and Best Embarkation of all other cruise lines in the… [Continue Reading]



The Cruise Industry Associations made the following announcement today regarding their new muster drill policy.
February 09, 2012 —
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LONDON –The global cruise industry today announced a new emergency drill policy requiring mandatory muster for embarking passengers prior to departure from port. The new policy follows the industry’s announcement… [Continue Reading]