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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 17, 2015

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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 17, 2015

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Princess Cruises Reveals Emerald Princess Refurb
U.K. guests will enjoy Princess Cruises’ newly refurbished Emerald Princess and its set of new features.

Uniworld Launches Monarch and Connoisseur Collections
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection offers new theme cruise programs exploring European culture.

Crystal Serenity 2017 Voyages Reposition To North & South America
Ahead of receiving its next new ship, Crystal Cruises will deploy its Crystal Serenity to the Americas in 2017.

EMC to Expand Range of Satellite Communications and Content Services for Mercy Ships
EMC will upgrade Mercy Ships' communication systems for the hospital vessel operator.


On its return back to Miami, Florida, Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Glory rescued 16 Cuban nationals stranded in a boat.

Diana Ross, Patti Labelle, Harold Melvin, The Blue Notes and more will headline a special Carnival Cruise Line sailing next April.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail now has three finalists for its 2016 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year.

There are lots of developments at Carnival Corp. as Cherry Wang is promoted to the new position of vice president of U.K. Carnival plc Cruises; Carnival Australia ceo Ann Sherry is made executive chairman, and Sture Myrmell becomes president of P&O Cruises Australia; and the vp fleet operations and sales for Fathom is leaving the company.

Disney Cruise Line has significantly modified its 12-Night Greek Isles Cruise from Barcelona to no longer include the Greek Isles.

And in port news, the departure of Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess marked the end of an extended season for Port Metro Vancouver, and P&O Cruises' Pacific Eden will call on Mooloolaba, Australia.


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