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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 18, 2015

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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 18, 2015

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Seatrade Cruise Global 2016 Conference Details Announced
The conference program for Seatrade Cruise Global was released, and through Jan. 31, 2016, an early bird discounted rate is available.

Distinguished Memory Artist Brings Royal Caribbean Ports-of-Call to Life
Artist Stephen Wiltshire has created a piece of art entirely from memory stitching Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Marseille together to be displayed on Harmony of the Seas.

American Cruise Lines Named World's Leading Small Ship and River Cruise Line
American Cruise Lines has been named the "World's Leading River Cruise Company" and the "World's Leading Small Ships Cruise Line" by the World Travel Awards.

Wildland Adventures Provides the Adventure On March 2016 Spice Islands Total Solar Eclipse
Wildland Adventures is offering a special discounted schooner cruise on the equator in Indonesia for witnessing a total solar eclipse in a jungle environment.


Celebrity Cruises will return to Australia and New Zealand in the summer of 2017-2018, departing from Sydney, Auckland and Honolulu.

An abandoned cruise ship, the MS Lord Selkirk II, that used to traverse the Red River has been removed from a slough in Manitoba after rusting away for 25 years.

Costa Maya, Mexico has been seeing increased traffic from the likes of the new Anthem of the Seas and Regal Princess and will soon welcome Costa Cruises for the first time.

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting a healthy cruise season.


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