Thursday March 23, 2017
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MSC’s new Flexi Dining includes pre-booked commissionable packages

GENEVA — MSC Cruises’ new Flexi Dining concept will be available first to guests onboard MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside and will include a range of dining packages that can be booked prior to the cruise, meaning agents can earn more commission for pre-paid packages. Key features of the new dining concepts include: Guests can […]
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[PEOPLE] Freed named Trade Relations Committee Chair for CLIA

Vicki Freed, Senior VP of Sales, Trade Support and Service for Royal Caribbean International, has been named chair of the CLIA Trade Relations Committee.
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Latest cruise line service fee hike effective April 1

Norwegian Cruise Line is the latest cruise line to announce a service fee hike.
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Royal Caribbean ready to open the books on 2018 Europe itineraries

Royal Caribbean International’s 2018 European deployment, headlined by the fleet’s newest ship Symphony of the Seas, will introduce a brand new port-of-call for the 2018 summer season.
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Virgin Voyages says it’s going to “make ship happen” with Facebook Live feed March 22

Travel agents are invited to follow the action on Facebook Live on March 22 as Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin joins Fincantieri in Genoa, Italy for a steel cutting celebration and an update on the company’s plans.
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Multimillion dollar renovation for Caribbean Princess

Caribbean Princess will emerge from an extensive two-week drydock in Freeport, Bahamas, March 26 - April 6 with a multi-million-dollar renovation including new offerings like a Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center, upgraded Movies Under the Stars, Princess Luxury Bed and interconnecting staterooms, just in time for the upcoming Europe summer and fall Caribbean seasons.
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Will you be able to afford new trips down to the Titanic?

History’s most famous shipwreck will soon open up to tourists.
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Docked Queen Mary in Long Beach at urgent risk of flooding or collapse

The Queen Mary is so corroded that it's at urgent risk of flooding or collapse, and the price tag for fixing up the 1930s ocean liner could near $300 million, according to a survey done by experts.
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Avoya Travel showcases travel agencies in branded video campaign

Avoya Travel has launched a new branded video campaign to elevate the role of travel agents by putting them at the forefront of the modern vacation planning and booking process.
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See the new Celebrity Edge: “a new standard for luxury modern travel” coming in 2018

Celebrity Cruises says the “transformational” new Celebrity Edge, with its expanded staterooms, ship-climbing ‘Magic Carpet’ platform and new suites, sets a new standard for ship design.
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