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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 20, 2015

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Donald Wood | November 20, 2015

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 20, 2015

Travel Agents Expect Paris Attacks to Impact Cruise Industry
In a poll conducted by Cruise Week, most of the North American travel agent subscribers who responded indicated that the terrorist attacks on Paris would impact their clients' plans to cruise in Europe in 2016.

Scenic Cruises Adds New Ship to Mekong River
Starting in 2016, Australian cruise company Scenic Cruises will be adding a new vessel, dubbed the Scenic Spirit, to Mekong River in Southeast Asia.

Cruise Officials Claim High Excursion Costs Hurting Industry
Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association President Michele Paige recently said the increasing prices of land excursions in Antigua and other locations areĀ forcing more cruise passengers to opt out on offers for organized tours and adventures.

Costa Cruises First Tourism Company to Sign Milan Protocol
Costa Cruises announced that is has become the first tourism company to sign the Milan Protocol, an initiative that focuses on tackling the problem of worldwide unbalances in nutrition and food.


After filing for bankruptcy earlier this month, Haimark Line has canceled sailings through mid-December.

NBC Today Show host Hoda Kotb surprised 65-year-old Catherine Powe for her birthday on the Carnival Ecstasy and participated in activities with the woman and her daughters.

For animal lovers, TV personality Jeff Corwin and Windstar Cruises are teaming up for a private event on the Panamanian island of Isla de Coiba on March 5, 2016.

Thanks to a list provided by CruiseSource, travelers can check out the top six luxury adventure cruises to satisfy the inner explorer in all of us.


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