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Thursday, March 5th 2015 - 10:31 UTC

P&O Cruises Britannia calls at Gibraltar on her way to England

Britannia embraces a bold 94 meter Union Flag on her bow displaying the longest version of the Flag anywhere in the world

The biggest ship designed exclusively for Britain, Britannia called at Gibraltar on Tuesday and is due to return for a formal inaugural call on March 17. The vessel is P&O Cruises latest “modern classic”, heralding what it calls a new era of holiday choice.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 22:56 UTC

Queen Elizabeth will name cruise vessel Britannia in Southampton

Carnival UK CEO Dingle: “we are honoured and proud that Her Majesty will name Britannia almost 20 years after she named the P&O Cruises ship Oriana”.

P&O Cruises has confirmed that Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will name the new P&O Cruises vessel Britannia at Ocean Terminal, Southampton, SO14 3QN, on Tuesday March 10, 2015.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 05:45 UTC

London Heathrow and Star Alliance win the World's Airport of the Year award

The award is one of the first bestowed on the new Terminal 2/the Queen’s Terminal which opened on June 4th, 2014

London Heathrow and Star Alliance have won the World’s Airport of the Year at Air Transport World’s (ATW) 41st Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards, honored jointly for their collaborative work on the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow.

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 11:55 UTC

Falkland Islands return as leading option for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

“The Falkland Islands Tourist Office has really sharpened its game” said Kay who added the Islands are rated far best in terms of wildlife viewing.

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has added more options in South America with the reinstatement of a Falkland Islands and Chile itinerary and the return of Bolivia to the program. The first sold-out trip to the Falkland Islands has just returned and another, which is almost full, will run from November 5, leading in at £4,220pp.

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 04:14 UTC

Brazilian lawmaker wants closer ties with 'Falklands' and even considers 'a friendship forum'

Celso Maldaner belongs to the strongest electoral party in Brazil and main ally of the ruling coalition headed by president Rousseff

Brazilian federal Deputy for the southern state of Santa Catarina Celso Maldaner who last week visited the Falkland Islands said he wants to 'influence and push' for a commercial opening of Brazil with the Islands, since he believes there is great potential for making business particularly regarding fisheries and tourism.

Friday, February 20th 2015 - 04:37 UTC

IAATO tests protocols in Antarctic Search and Rescue exercise with RCCNZ

In the scenario MV Ortelius, operated by Oceanwide Expeditions, reported an engine room fire that caused a temporary loss of power and eight casualties

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and two member operators, Oceanwide Expeditions and Heritage Expeditions, took part in a live Search and Rescue (SAR) Exercise in collaboration with Maritime New Zealand’s Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) on Feb. 12.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 06:00 UTC

Caribbean is anticipating 5% increase in tourist arrivals after a record 2014

“Last year, we received more visitors than ever before, recording our fifth straight year of growth” said CTO Secretary General Hugh Riley

The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization, CTO, is projecting a 5% increase in tourist arrivals in 2015 after the region recorded its best year ever in 2014. CTO Secretary General Hugh Riley told reporters a record 26.3 million visitors came to the Caribbean last year, spending a record US$29.2 billion.

Saturday, February 14th 2015 - 06:34 UTC

Cruise industry leaders set course for annual global event March16/19

Cruise Shipping Miami's State of the Industry session, which sets the course of the cruise industry's premier annual event is scheduled for March 16/19 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and will feature the chief executives of the world's largest cruise companies in a wide-ranging discussion of the health and future of the global cruise business.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 13:56 UTC

A canine brigade in Punta Arenas helps to speed the landing of 4.000 visitors

The sniffers walking along the queue of arriving passengers last Monday

How do you manage to make the mandatory phyto-sanitary controls when 4.000 visitors come ashore on the same day virtually at the same time, and the port is not a major terminal. Particularly when the country is a main producer of fruit and other agriculture goods and must act with the utmost jealousy to ensure its privileged position as a world leading exporter.

Thursday, February 12th 2015 - 05:26 UTC

Costa Concordia cruise captain sentenced to 16 years in prison for 2012 shipwreck

Francesco Schettino was commanding the vessel, when it hit rocks off the Giglio island, tearing a hole in its side.

The former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the 2012 shipwreck, which killed 32 people off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio. Francesco Schettino was commanding the vessel, a floating hotel as long as three football pitches, when it hit rocks off the island, tearing a hole in its side.

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