Former Costa CEO Heads Up Asia Operation for Carnival Corp.

It was announced today that the former CEO of Costa Cruises, Pier Foschi, is taking the position overseeing the Asian market for Carnival Corp. Currently the Asia operations includes two Costa ships in China and Singapore, along with Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess in Japan next spring. “With Asia such an important part of our global […]

New technology to lessen cruise lines environmental footprint

Seven percent less fuel consumption is what they are saying the new environmentally friendly MALS (Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System) will bring to cruise ships. This new technology by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will be installed on two 3,250-passenger AIDA Cruises’ ships due out 2015 and 2016. How does this concept work? The air blown out by […]

Port of Hamburg sees record cruise growth

The Port of Hamburg will be visited a total of 33 times by cruise ships in May. While the volume of passengers for the whole of 2008 stood at 89,000, passenger turnover in May 2012 alone is anticipated to hit the 94,000 mark. Eight cruise ships (‘AIDAblu’, AIDAluna’, ‘AIDAmar’, ‘AIDAsol’, ‘Deutschland’, ‘Le Boréal’, ‘MSC Lirica’ […]