Wallem gears up for the Asian cruise restart

Dickson Chin, Wallem Ship Agency’s Managing Director (pictured), offers an unique insight into the company’s role in supporting Asian cruising and explains how operators and local port authorities are preparing for the relaunch. As Asia’s leading cruise ship agent, Wallem has contracts with 33 cruise [Read more...]

2022-04-20T08:45:23+00:00 April 20th, 2022|Marketing|

MLS scoops Inmarsat award

Inmarsat has confirmed that e-learning technology and service provider Marine Learning Systems (MLS) was the winner of the inaugural Inmarsat Ferry Open Innovation Challenge. This is a competition inviting start-ups and SMEs to propose digital solutions that promise to enhance the working lives of ferry [Read more...]

2022-04-13T20:08:25+00:00 April 13th, 2022|Marketing|

Starboard provides retails services to Costa

LVMH company Starboard Cruise Services has begun retail services on board Costa Cruises’ new cruise ship, ’Costa Toscana’. The retail space totals 5,500 sq ft across two decks. Under the Galleria Shops branding, the strong focus is on sustainable offers, European designers and Costa-exclusive ranges. ‘Costa Toscana’ sailed on her [Read more...]

2022-03-25T15:05:31+00:00 March 25th, 2022|Marketing|

Cruise ships to return to Canadian waters

While cruise ships steer clear of Russia and its enclaves, the Canadian Government has confirmed that cruise ships can return in April. The Canadian branch of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said it welcomed the announcement made on 7th March by the Hon Omar Alghabra, [Read more...]

2022-03-13T11:40:00+00:00 March 13th, 2022|Marketing|

HAL on Canadian return

Holland America Line (HAL) is to complete preparations for a full season of Alaska trips and Canada/New England sailings, following the latest guidance from the Canadian Government, the cruise operator said. HAL confirmed that it will sail itineraries as scheduled, including utilising Canadian homeports and [Read more...]

2022-03-13T11:36:46+00:00 March 13th, 2022|Marketing|

Brazil opens its doors to cruise ships

CLIA’s Brazilian branch (Brazilian Association of Maritime Cruises) has confirmed that cruising restarted in the country on 5th March, 2022. Sailings are scheduled until 18th April 2022, while the 2022/2023 season is due to begin in October this year. There are 19 itineraries covering eight [Read more...]

2022-03-13T11:34:02+00:00 March 13th, 2022|Marketing|

CruiseBaltic’s 2022 positive stance shaken

Although several Baltic countries are now hosting cruise ships and CruiseBaltic’s annual market review shows positive predictions for this year, the future is once again uncertain, the organisation said. Baltic countries are holding their breath, while the situation between Russia and the Ukraine escalates. With [Read more...]

2022-03-13T11:30:57+00:00 March 13th, 2022|Marketing|