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Once Upon a Disney Wish: New Disney Cruise Line Ship Will Unlock Enchanting Family Vacations in Summer 2022

June 21, 2021 Cruise News No Comments

When the Disney Wish sets sail in summer 2022, families will discover a mesmerizing new world created especially for them: a celebration of Disney’s rich legacy of enchanting storytelling that brings to life the fantastical worlds and beloved characters at the heart of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars adventures like never before. … Continue Reading

Trio of top chefs brings Swan Hellenic world-class on-board gastronomy

June 21, 2021 Cruise News No Comments
Jörg Lehmann, Andrea Ribaldone and Sang Keun Oh bring internationally-acclaimed gastronomic expertise to iconic cultural expedition cruise leader.

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Crystal Expedition Cruises Announces 2023-2024 Deployment for Luxury Expedition Yacht Crystal Endeavor

June 21, 2021 Cruise News No Comments

Crystal Expedition Cruises today announced the full roster of 2023 voyages as well as two early January 2024 itineraries for its luxury expedition yacht Crystal Endeavor… Continue Reading

Top Cruise Travel Agent joined cruise supplier delegation to Federal Parliament

While suppliers to the cruise industry along with Sture Myrmell, President of Carnival Australia appeared to make up the cruise supplier delegation to Federal Parliament in Canberra calling for a pathway for the resumption of domestic cruises in Australia to save jobs, Dan Russell, general manager and director of industry leading Clean Cruising was also there! … Continue Reading

Australia cruise season hangs by a thread

The upcoming Australian cruise season is seemingly hanging by a thread following the federal government’s failure to produce a plan for the return of cruising according to Cruise Passenger.

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Rosanna Fiske to lead RCI global corporate communications

Royal Caribbean Group has announced today that Rosanna Fiske has joined the company as Global Chief Communications Officer.

Reporting to Donna Hrinak, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affair, Fiske will lead Royal Caribbean Group’s global communications strategy, which is presumed will include Australia and will be responsible for developing and executing all communications with internal and external stakeholders according to the company.

Hrinak said, “Ro’s strong communications experience, along with her core values and leadership style, make her uniquely suited to step into this role,” adding, “By leading our communications globally, Ro will be a big part of our return to cruising , once again showing people the world and helping them make great memories.”

Fiske joins the Group from Wells Fargo & Co., where she was Senior Vice President and Corporate Communications Leader and with more than 30 years of experience developing strategic communications initiatives both nationally and internationally including crisis communications and issues management, Fiske previously was the Chair and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America based in New York and headed the master’s program in Global Strategic Communications at Florida International University (FIU).

She has worked in public relations agencies leading initiatives with a number of multinational brands including Charles Schwab, American Airlines, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Visa USA and MTV Networks. In 2019, she was honored with ColorComm’s Circle Award, as one of the top diverse women leaders in communications and was also named the industry’s “Diversity Champion” by PRWeek in 2014.

Fiske said, “I am excited to join Royal Caribbean Group, one of the best companies to work for and one that has collaborated extensively with globally recognized scientific and medical experts to resume travel stronger and healthier than ever,” adding, “I am really looking forward to telling our story worldwide and to demonstrate our commitment to operate as a financially, environmentally, and socially accountable business.”

Fiske earned a Master of Science in Integrated Communications: Advertising & PR from Florida International University (FIU) and was recently inducted into FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts Hall of Fame. She has led several teams throughout her career to win four Silver Anvils – the Oscars of the PR industry – among other internationally recognized honors in advertising and public relations.

A report by John Alwyn-Jones, Cruise Editor.

Celestyal Cruises starts sailing

June 20, 2021 Cruise News No Comments

Greece based Celestyal Cruises has announced that it has successfully resumed operations with its signature seven-night Idyllic Aegean itinerary on the Celestyal Crystal.

Celestyal Crystal’s Greek island itinerary calls at Kusadasi (Turkey), Rhodes, Santorini, Lavrion, Mykonos, Milos and Crete, with Celestyal Cruises’ CEO, Chris Theophilides saying, “Following a most difficult and challenging year, we are beyond thrilled to be welcoming guests back onboard this summer on our most popular and signature Greek island itinerary: the Idyllic Aegean”, adding, “This was no small task and is due to the unwavering dedication and unified teamwork of the Celestyal team, both shoreside and onboard, and the support from our strategic partners, both large and small”, and “We are all excited to be welcoming guests back onboard to experience our award-winning, warm and genuine Greek hospitality that only Celestyal can deliver and to coming back stronger than ever!”.

Greece’s Minister of Tourism, Harry Theoharis said, “It is with great pride for all of us working in the Greek tourism industry to see the return of Celestyal ships to the Greek seas this summer,”  adding, “The resumption of cruising, under our new health and safety guidelines, and the strong commitment to Greece from the cruise industry at large is further proof of how resilient Greece is and how quickly we can bring back a sense of normalcy, just in time for the summer travel season.”

The start of the summer season with Celestyal Crystal will be followed by Celestyal Olympia, which will set sail on June 28 through August 30 on Celestyal’s new, seven-night “Legendary Archipelago” from the cruise line’s dedicated terminal at Lavrion Port and Marina (Athens).

A report by John Alwyn-Jones, Cruise Editor

 

US CDC lowers warning for cruise ship travel

June 20, 2021 Cruise News No Comments

According to Cruise Industry News in the USA, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lowered its cruise travel warning from Level 4 to Level 3, and specified the warning is now for “travelers who are not fully vaccinated.” … Continue Reading

Royal Caribbean’s Icon day!

June 19, 2021 Cruise News No Comments

Royal Caribbean International says it had an iconic day for the cruise industry’s next iconic ship last Monday, June 14 when Royal Caribbean International marked the start of construction on its first Icon Class ship.

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Cruise Suppliers Travel to Canberra to Press Federal Parliamentarians for Pathway to Cruising Restart to Restore Livelihoods and Jobs

June 19, 2021 Cruise News No Comments

A group of cruise suppliers, representative of hundreds of businesses and individuals across Australia who depend on cruising for their livelihoods, today travelled to Canberra seeking support from Federal Parliamentarians for a pathway to enable the resumption of domestic cruising in Australia. … Continue Reading

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