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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 25, 2016

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Jason Leppert | January 25, 2016

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 25, 2016

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Newly Added South America 'Getaways' for 2017 Expand Crystal's Offerings of Abbreviated Luxury Vacations
Crystal Getaways will now include shorter 6- to 13-day segments of World Cruise voyages for 2016 and 2017 with additional savings.

Cunard Launches First British Isles Culinary Discovery Cruise on Queen Elizabeth
Michelin star chef Nick Nairn and TV wine critic Jilly Goolden will join Cunard Line's first British Isles Culinary Discovery cruise on the Queen Elizabeth in June.

Hapag-Lloyd Gets New Logo, New Name
Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten is now officially Hapag-Lloyd Cruises with a new logo to appeal to a broader international clientele beyond German-speaking guests.

Costa Cruises Places in Top Five of Two USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards Categories
Costa Deliziosa was a runner-up for “Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment," and Costa Cruises came in fourth out of ten as “Best Ocean Cruise Line.”


Azamara Club Cruises' Azamara Journey is currently in drydock for "Reimagine Azamara," including improved Wi-Fi internet connectivity shipwide and interactive television.

PONANT director of sales Australasia, Steve McLaughlin, has reported record January sales and the best single sales day on Jan. 18 since opening its Sydney office in 2014.

Carnival UK says Southampton, UK residents booked more cruises in 2015 than any other city in the country followed by London in Second and Bristol in third.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has appointed Renee Guttman as chief information security officer.

Costa Group has made Ralph Remkes general manager for the new northern Europe region.


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