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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 3, 2016

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Jason Leppert | February 03, 2016

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 3, 2016

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Holland America Line Crowns Katrina Pedersen 'Dancing with the Stars: At Sea' Champion and Mirrorball Trophy Winner
On Holland America Line's last "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" theme cruise, guest Katrina Pedersen won the competition and Mirrorball Trophy.

Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces Luxury Brands to Sydney Office
Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises will transfer over to successful Norwegian Cruise Line Holding’s (NCLH) Asia Pacific headquarters in Sydney.

Exploration Cruises Showcase Norwegian Heritage, Culture
Hurtigruten will offer sailings dedicated to Norwegian music, history and art, and 6-day cruises start at $1,170 per person.

Turning Potential into Hard Reality – Solomon Islands Cruise Strategy Bears Fruit
The Solomon Islands will experience a 100 percent increase in cruise traffic over last year with eight separate visits in 2016.


MSC Cruises accommodated a record 1.7 million guests on its ships in 2015, said Gianni Onorato, CEO.

Peter Greenberg discusses "A new cruise trend: Disegalitarianism" on the radio.

Musician Midge Ure will join Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 on a transatlantic for New York in September.

Holland America Line ships such as the Veendam will replace the Maasdam in Charlottetown this summer.

China's Cosco Pacific is set to invest $150m to develop Piraeus' cruise facilities and services.

Cruise & Travel Experts has announced its plan to have its first-ever company-wide event in Cancun, Mexico on May 9-13, 2016.


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