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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 7, 2016

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Jason Leppert | January 07, 2016

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 7, 2016

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Norwegian to Host a Pitbull Party Cruise
Pitbull will host a three-night cruise, on pre-sale now, on March 10-13, 2017 on the Norwegian Pearl from Miami stopping at the line’s private island of Great Stirrup Cay.

Judge Throws Out $21 Million Cruise Line Lawsuit
A $21.5 million lawsuit against Holland America Line filed by a guest struck by a sliding glass door has been thrown out by a federal judge.

Travel Industry Leader Joins Carnival Corporation's Newest Brand
Fathom has made Ron Fenska the new cruise line's vice president of sales, overseeing the brand's overall sales strategies and initiatives.

Crystal's Ordever Moves to River Role as RCL's Beck Joins to Lead International Sales
Phillip Ordever is shifting to a new role as VP and MD for Crystal River Cruises, and Helen Beck will replace him as VP international sales and marketing.


Beginning on January 11, Neil Herbert will be the new head of sales for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, responsible for managing the U.K. sales team and developing travel trade relations.

On the current Jam Cruise, bassist George Porter Jr. has been replaced with former Allman Brothers and current Dead & Company bassist, Oteil Burbridge.

In destination news, the Port of Key West saw a nearly 7 percent decline in cruise traffic last year, and the Cayman Islands hope to see more local cruise ship registration after a law went into effect allowing gambling onboard while in their ports.


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