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Port of Southampton to open new cruise terminal for 2021 season

The projected design of the fifth cruise terminal
Associated British Ports is to open a new next-generation-ready and open access cruise terminal for the 2021 cruise season in Southampton.
The fifth dedicated cruise terminal at the port will benefit from roof-mounted solar power and will also have Shore Power connectivity installed. This further commitment to sustainable operations at the port will enable cruise ships, with the right onboard technology, to ‘plug in’ while they are alongside.   


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Windstar Cruises unveils transformed Star Breeze – First of Three Star Plus Class Yachts

Windstar Cruises Star Breeze
The much-anticipated renaissance of the all-suite yacht is now complete 
If a cruise ship launches without any passengers on board, does it make a splash? 
Seattle-based Windstar Cruises hopes so – because the small ship cruise line is delighted to share some good news in 2020 and digitally showcase the renaissance of Star Breeze, an all-suite yacht that was cut in half and lengthened with the addition of 50 new suites, two innovative restaurants, a reimagined spa/fitness center, enlarged pool and deck, new bathrooms in all suites and new efficient engines.  


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UNWTO and IMO issue joint call to support safe resumption of cruise ship operations

In a joint statement issued today, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlight the importance of the cruise sector for the world economy.
According to industry data, the cruise sector supports 1.2 million jobs and contributes US$150 billion to the global economy every year. Tourism is vitally important for Small Islands States, where it sustains millions of livelihoods and brings substantial socio-economic benefits. 


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Safe and gradual resumption of cruising in Singapore

STB develops mandatory CruiseSafe certification for cruise lines; sailings to restart with pilot in November for Singapore residents
In line with the calibrated resumption of economic activities in Singapore, safe cruises will be piloted from November 2020 with enhanced safety protocols for two cruise lines that are homeported here. To provide assurance for safe cruising, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is developing a mandatory CruiseSafe certification programme, which sets out stringent hygiene and safety measures throughout the passenger journey – from prior to boarding, to after disembarkation.


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Holland America Line extends booking incentives for travel partners and guests 
including a 2% bonus commission and free flights

Holland America Line is offering travel partners and guests a number of incentives for 2021 cruise bookings including free flights, discounts on excursions and added value of up to $2,300.
Agents can currently enjoy a special 2% bonus commission* on select Alaska, Europe and Canada & New England cruises, an offer which has been extended until the end of October.


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