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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 22, 2015

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Royal Caribbean International | Jason Leppert | December 22, 2015

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 22, 2015

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Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas Heads to Miami for Short Caribbean Getways
After transferring back from Pullmantur in March 2016, Royal Caribbean International's newly refurbished Empress of the Seas will depart on short sailings.

Fathom Announces Top Recreational Activities in the Dominican Republic
When guests are not participating in social impact, Fathom will offer diversions in the Dominican Republic like zip-lining and scuba diving.

EMC and Norwegian Cruise Line Break Record for "Social Media Usage at Sea" During Inaugural Voyage of Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Cruise Line's newest Norwegian Escape broke social media usage records during its very first week at sea.

Costa Chief: 'We're Not Going Direct in UK'
Citing reports that were "lost in translation," Arnold Donald, CEO of Costa Cruises' parent Carnival Corp & plc, confirms that the line will not bypass agent sales.


Carnival Corporation is working in conjunction with The Humane Society of the United States to source all cage-free eggs for each of its brands by 2025.

World Travel Holdings has been named Norwegian Cruise Line's 2015 Elite Agency of the Year for the fifth consecutive year.

The Costa Deliziosa arrived in Port Everglades, Florida, marking the return of Costa Cruises after a four year absence.

To asssist Bahamas Waste Management in powering its vehicles in Nassau, Disney Cruise Line has donated more than 60,000 gallons of used cooking oil since March 2011.

Minister of Tourism Catherine Hughes says the government of Guyana is working towards advertising the South American destination in cruise magazines.

Carnival Corp. & plc is seeing more higher priced advance bookings for the first three quarters of 2016 over last year, and returns in China specifically are better than the fleet average.


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