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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 6, 2016

Costa Luminosa Sets Sail On a 108-Day Around-the-World Cruise From Jan. 6 to April 24, 2016, Costa Cruises’ Costa Luminosa will embark from Savona, Italy on a 108-day world cruise, crossing three oceans.

Cruise Industry’s Big Three Could Steam to 20% Gains in 2016 Among new ship launches and increased demand, healthy prospects in China, decreasing crude fuel costs and additional profit methods predict a good year for 2016.

Danube Cruise Lets Cyclists Explore Along the Legendary River Terri Colby says, “we had chosen this cruise on AmaWaterways specifically because it offered bicycle excursions on an itinerary that started in Vienna.”

Chris Allen Moves Up to VP at Royal Caribbean Chris Allen has been promoted from AVP to VP deployment and itinerary planning, covering Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.


Celebrity Cruises has chosen Accenture in order to provide digital agency and web technology services for a differentiated customer experience.

Genting Hong Kong has fully acquired the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Germany ahead of constructing new vessels for its Crystal Cruises brand.

AIDA Cruises has hired cruise newcomer Gerlinde Leichtfried as SVP marketing and e-commerce, overseeing brand and product communications.

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