Grand Circle Cruise Line Acquires the Corinthian from Travel Dynamics

As reported by Cruise Industry News, Grand Circle Cruise Line has announced that it has acquired the 98-passenger Corinthian from Travel Dynamics. For the last year, the Corinthian has been under charter by Grand Circle Line. Travel Dynamics will continue to operate the Corinthian throughout 2014, with Grand Circle assuming operational control when the ship … Read more

Travel Dynamics Cancels Yorktown Cruises

As reported by Travel Market Report, Travel Dynamics International has cancelled all upcoming cruises on the 130-guest Yorktown vessel, according to a reservationist at the company. The Yorktown was set to sail on U.S. coastal waterways. The reservationist said that sales on the Yorktown have been down. The company’s website still lists Yorktown sailings departing … Read more

Canyon Ranch to Operate Celebrity Cruises Spas

Starting in April 2014, Celebrity Cruises will be using Canyon Ranch as its spa concessionaire. Previously, Celebrity Cruises used Steiner Leisure as it’s concessionaire. The luxurious Canyon Ranch SpaClub on Celebrity Cruises will include spa, beauty salon, wellness and fitness amenities presenting signature Canyon Ranch offerings. The industry-leading brands intend to elevate the onboard experience … Read more

River Advice and ISP Combine to Form Fleet Pro

Starting January 1, 2014, there’s a new name in passenger ship management. Fleet Pro Passenger Ship Management (“Fleet Pro”) is the combined expertise of managing and operating both ocean and river passenger cruise vessels. Switzerland-based River Advice will be named Fleet Pro River and Miami-based International Shipping Partners (ISP) will be named Fleet Pro Ocean. … Read more

American Cruise Lines Adding 50 New Cruise Industry Jobs

American Cruise Lines announced on December 30, 2013 that it is hiring an additional 52 people to fill positions throughout various departments. Headquartered in Guilford, Connecticut, the company is interviewing candidates for marketing and sales positions, including supervisors and trainers, as well as shore side operations positions, including directors of hotel and marine operations. Recruitment … Read more

Cruise Line Hiring Partner in Philippines Receives Prestigious Award

United Philippines Lines (UPL) was awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence for 2013. They are one of only two sea based manning agencies gaining the award in 2013. United Philippines Lines is a ship’s management and manning agency and hiring partner of Holland America Line. Holland America offers 180 positions for Filipinos on each vessel, … Read more