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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 26, 2016

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Jason Leppert | January 26, 2016

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 26, 2016

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Announce Global Partnership to Support Ocean Conservation
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have announced a five-year partnership to help long-term ocean health.

Luxury Canal Barges Offer Close-Up Views of French Countryside
Beginning in April, French Country Waterways will explore Alsace-Lorraine, Burgundy, Champagne and the Loire Valley regions of France.

European Waterways Announces New Itinerary for Hotel Barge Clair de Lune on Canal du Midi
Between July 17 and Sept. 24, European Waterways’ Clair de Lune barge will sail a new route on the 330-year-old Canal du Midi in France.

Maker's Mark President Booked for AQSC Bourbon Cruise
American Queen Steamboat Co.'s bourbon-themed cruise on July 10 will feature Bill Samuels Jr., son of Maker's Mark founder Bill Samuels.


On Jan. 26-27, Carnival Corporation & plc will welcome representatives from conservation, science and sustainability organizations to its headquarters for The Nature Conservancy's Mapping Ocean Wealth annual forum.

Replacing Giles Hawke as MSC Cruises' MD for the UK and Ireland will be Antonio Paradiso.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) is set to develop new cruise products to boost local and international tourist travel to the region.

A recent survey shows that passengers in Tallinn spend on average €59 per person.

The port of Norfolk is looking to grow its homeport business and more transit calls.

The Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong recognized an award-winning 2015 season with strong cruise traffic.


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