Category: Cruise

Celebrity Cruises announces Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code and as Godmother of Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Cruises announced Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of international non-profit Girls Who Code and author of the international bestseller, ‘Brave, Not Perfect’, as the Godmother for Celebrity Apex, the second ship in the brand’s industry-changing Edge Series of vessels. She will name the new ship at the official inaugural ceremony in Southampton, UK, on […]

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Ark Travels strengthens its foothold in the Indian cruise market with CLIA Certification Program

Close on the heels of being adjudged the Best B2B Cruise Travel Agency in India by Fairfest Media Ltd at the recently concluded OTM (Outbound Travel Mart) held in Mumbai, Ark Travels Pvt Ltd informed that the company has registered most number of accredited personnel in 2019 in India by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line introduces all-new Norwegian Spirit following an over $100 million revitalisation

Norwegian Cruise Line unveiled the all-new Norwegian Spirit following an over $100 million renovation as part of The Norwegian Edge program, which reaffirms the Company’s commitment to elevating the standard of excellence across the fleet. Norwegian Spirit emerged from a 43-day dry dock in Marseille, France to arrive at Civitavecchia, Italy, boasting 14 new venues, […]

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Travel Agent Association of India and Jalesh Cruises sign Memorandum of Understanding

Jalesh Cruises and Travel Agent Association of India (TAAI) announced a new agreement to extend their business synergy and strategic partnership to promote cruising across all its 20 chapters in India. This important event took place on board Jalesh Cruises maiden ship – Ms Karnika. Preeti Sharma, Vice President from India’s first premium cruise liner […]

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Jalesh Cruises to launch second ship by October 2020

Following robust demand for cruise tourism in India, Jalesh Cruises is planning to introduce a second vessel by October 2020. “We witnessed huge demand since Karnika sailed from Mumbai on April 17, 2019. We are witnessing huge growth in bookings. In this calendar year we expect minimum 35-40% growth in bookings from last year,” stated […]

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Prime Minister names Kolkata Port Trust after Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the grand Sesquicentenary Celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust recently. The Prime Minister unveiled a plaque at the site of original Port Jetties to commemorate 150 years of the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT). “This port has stood witness to many a historical moment in the country like India getting […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line becomes first global cruise company to eliminate single-use plastic beverage bottles across fleet

Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel with a 53-year history of breaking boundaries, is now a single-use plastic beverage bottle free across its fleet.   The brand announced last year that it partnered with JUST Goods, Inc, which enabled the cruise line to replace all single-use plastic water bottles across its 17-ship fleet, […]

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Travel professionals need to be cruise experts: Peter Kollar, Head of International Training & Development, CLIA

Peter Kollar, CLIA Head of International Training & Development is a cruise expert and veteran speaker on the conference circuit across India and Asia over the past seven years. In this special story, read Kollar’s take on the cruise industry. More than 220,000 Indians cruised in 2018, an increase of 28.1% from the previous year. […]

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Royal Caribbean International voted Favourite Cruise Line at Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards

Further strengthening its position as a domain leader in India, Royal Caribbean International – which is represented in the country by TIRUN Travel Marketing – has won yet another ‘Favourite Cruise Line’ award at Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards. The 9th edition of the annually-held award ceremony took place at ITC Maurya, New Delhi […]

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Royal Caribbean enters into fly-cruise partnership with Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group

Royal Caribbean International has entered into a new multimillion-dollar marketing partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group to promote fly-cruises. This five-year tripartite collaboration, the longest ever, is expected to bring some 623,000 international fly-cruise visitors to Singapore and generate over S$430 million in tourism receipts between end-2019 and 2024. The announcement […]

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