Farrow takes up key sales role with Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean International has announced the appointment of Guy Farrow as key account manager for the UK & Ireland. Farrow joins Royal Caribbean this week from FMCG equipment pooling business, CHEP, where he worked in account management, looking after logistics companies and food manufacturers.
Stena Line to boost capacity on Rotterdam route
In response to demand on the route from Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich, Stena Line is to increase capacity by changing to larger ships. The current RoRo ships the Capucine and Severine operating twice daily from Europoort in the Netherlands and Harwich in the UK will be replaced by larger ships, MV Misada and MV Misana, when their present charter contracts expire in January 2018.
New sales leadership for DFDS Seaways
World leading ferry operator DFDS has announced the appointment of Mark Henderson as its new regional sales manager for the north of England, Scotland and Ireland.
RCL Cruises launches AirWaves to UK travel agents
RCL Cruises, the UK subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises, has previewed a new technology platform to agents ahead of a comprehensive trial with over 350 travel partners.
Saga reveals new Spirit of Discovery insight
Saga has release new impressions of the new Spirit of Discovery cruise ship, featuring the library, spa and theatre. Spirit of Discovery will be Saga Cruises’ first bespoke-built ship launching in summer 2019 from the UK. 
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth meets HMS Queen Elizabeth 
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth luxury cruise liner met HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time earlier. The rendezvous of the two ships, that share the same name and who were both christened by The Queen, took place in the Moray Firth off the coast of Scotland during Queen Elizabeth’s 13-night tour of the British Isles.  
Abu Dhabi inaugurates Delma Port
Abu Dhabi Ports has officially inaugurated Delma Port. Strategically located on the eastern side of Delma Island, the new port will better serve the community as an upgraded multipurpose port capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries and fishing vessels.
Voyages to Antiquity unveils new Caribbean sailings for 2018
Voyages to Antiquity has unveiled four new 13-14 day extended cruise-tours in Cuba and Jamaica as part of its 2018 programme of sailings.
Viking Cruises to launch Northern Lights sailing from London in 2019
Viking Cruises will launch a new ocean cruise itinerary that will allow guests the rare opportunity to explore the far north in Norway’s winter, during a peak period for aurora borealis sightings. Sailing between London and Bergen starting in January 2019, In Search of the Northern Lights will establish Viking as one of the few cruise lines to offer a full-length itinerary in the Arctic Circle in the winter season.
Uniworld signs wellness partnership with Butterfield & Robinson
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is expanding its active Wellness on the Water offering with a partnership with Butterfield & Robinson, one of the world’s premiere active travel companies.