Sunday, October 21, 2018

Cruise News

Shanks to lead Silversea Cruises in UK & Ireland

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has announced Peter Shanks is joining the company in the role of managing director, UK & Ireland. Based in the London office, he will report to chief executive, Roberto Martinoli, and...

MSC Cruises welcomes new flagship to fleet at Fincantieri ceremony

A ceremony has taken place at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, as MSC Cruises officially took delivery of its new flagship MSC Seaside. The delivery ceremony took place at the presence of Sergio Mattarella,...

British Airways launches new defined contribution pension scheme

International Airlines Group’s subsidiary British Airways has decided, following consultation with its trade unions and employees, to launch a flexible benefits scheme incorporating a new defined contribution pension scheme. The scheme will open on...

Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ships to enter drydock this winter

Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships will undergo multi-million pound refits this winter – in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 cruise season. Two of Fred. Olsen ships – Braemar and Balmoral –...

Minor Hotels to launch Anantara Sharjah Resort in 2020

Minor Hotels has signed a management agreement with Basma Group and Arada for a new Anantara resort in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Scheduled to open in mid-2020, the 233-key Anantara Sharjah Resort will be...

Father Christmas arrives on Elizabeth Street, Belgravia

Father Christmas has taken up residence in Belgravia in a location that promises an authentic adaptation of his North Pole abode, with gloriously nostalgic Christmas scents, sights and sounds. Upon entry, guests be greeted...

Ryanair to severe ties with Amadeus

Ryanair has announced that it will end its global distribution system partnership with Amadeus on December 15th after both parties were unable to reach a renewed commercial agreement. The low-cost carrier will continue to service...

Wyndham unveils plans for Lombok Sundancer Resort, Indonesia

Wyndham Hotel Group’s growth continues with the strategic expansion of its upscale Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brand into Indonesia’s spectacular Lombok Island, scheduled for opening in mid-2018. The all-suite Wyndham Lombok Sundancer Resort is...

Silver Cloud makes Antarctica debut

Silversea Cruises’ reimagined Silver Cloud has arrived in Antarctica on her first luxury expedition voyage to the White Continent. Silversea’s first crossover luxury expedition ship arrived successfully in Antarctica this week, marking her maiden...

glh Hotels makes key leadership appointments

London’s largest hotel owner-operator, glh Hotels, has announced the appointment of two new senior managers to its central team, as the group continues to build momentum across its portfolio of 17 existing properties and...