Wallem behind ‘Viking Sun’ christening

Wallem Shipping China (Wallem Ship Agency) handled the Shanghai call of the ‘Viking Sun’ on its inaugural 2018 Viking World Cruise earlier this month. The ship berthed on Shanghai’s historic Bund, where she underwent an elaborate christening ceremony. Ahead of the call, the Wallem China [Read more...]

2018-03-28T06:04:44+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Marketing|

Chinese market to slow

The number of Chinese people taking a cruise is projected to fall this year from the 2.8 mill recorded in 2017. According to Paris-based shipbroker and consultancy, Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS), the anticipated drop is due to a backdrop of tightly regulated ticket sales and [Read more...]

2018-03-28T05:24:52+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Marketing|

SkySea Cruise Line to cease

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Ctrip’s SkySea Cruise Line joint venture is to end its Chinese operation later this year. The line has carried more than 200,000 Chinese passengers since its launch in 2015. The joint venture was formed in 2014 and was led by CEO [Read more...]

2018-03-28T05:12:53+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Marketing|

Norwegian coastal express service to split

The Norwegian Ministry of Transportation and Communications is to split the Norwegian coastal express service between Havila and Hurtigruten. Tenders have been awarded to both companies to run the daily service between Bergen and Kirkenes from 2021 to 2030. The current Hurtigruten tender runs until [Read more...]

2018-03-28T04:52:22+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Marketing|

HELMEPA welcomes Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) has joined the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA), a voluntary organisation aimed at Greek seafarers and shipowners in an effort to safeguard the seas from ship-generated pollution. At HELMEPA’s offices, Michael Dalacouras, Deputy Treasurer of the Board of Directors, [Read more...]

2018-03-01T07:55:50+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Marketing|

Costa Cruises to halve food waste

Costa Cruises has launched its ‘4GOODFOOD’ programme aimed at halving food waste on board its cruise ships by 2020. The starting point for the project is recognising the value of food. The food experience is a key part of the cruise and the relevant figures [Read more...]

2018-02-14T07:48:21+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Marketing|