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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 8, 2016

Photo courtesy of Azamara Club Cruises

From our high seas sailing of the world wide web, check out some of today’s top cruise stories…

Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker, Oak Ridge Boys & MORE Sign on for 2017 Country Cruise The Country Music Cruise for 2017 will feature more than a dozen performers led by Vince Gill making a special appearance in Key West on Jan. 28.

St. John’s: Friendly Population Welcomes Ships 2016 inaugural calls for St. John should reach 20 ships and 35,000 passengers including Princess Cruises’ sizable Royal Princess.

Largest Cruise Liner MS Rotterdam to Call at Sri Lanka’s Hambanthota Port Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said the Rotterdam is scheduled to call at the port of Hambanthota, making it the largest cruise ship to stop there.

MSC Cruises Names Marianne Sequeira National Accounts Manager She will be responsible for fostering existing relationships with travel consortia and franchise and host agency partners, plus developing new relationships.


Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Fantasy will be replaced in South Carolina by the Carnival Ecstasy, which will now be based there.

Pullmantur will turn around in the port of Rostock-Warnemunethe, Germany seven times this summer, disembarking and embarking a total of 2,400 passengers.

Set for completion in 2018, construction has begun on a cruise quay capable of accommodating two 340-meter long ships together in Visby.

After upgrading the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Sydney’s Circular Quay, a dual berthing by Ponant’s Le Soleal and Azamara Club Cruises’ Azamara Quest is coming.

BBC’s upcoming ‘Sea Cities’ documentary series will feature one of Princess Cruises’ newest ships, the Royal Princess.



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