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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 9, 2015

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) | Jason Leppert | December 09, 2015

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 9, 2015

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Joining other members of the Cruise Arabia alliance like Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Qatar and Oman to promote the overall region for cruise tourism is now Bahrain.

FleetPro sets out to focus exclusively on river cruising after the management acquired the operation from Waterland Private Equity, the former principal shareholder.

The Superstar Virgo marks the first leading Asian Pacific cruise line, Star Cruises, to visit Tasmania, docking in Burnie. Star Cruises itself is celebrating the winning debut of the line's chefs at the World Master Chefs Competition for Cantonese Cuisine.


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