Friday, January 3, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for January 3, 2014

Today's issue catches up on news from the New Year's hiatus. Regular publication schedule resumes on Monday.
* Passenger Overboard from Independence of the Seas
Another passenger apparently went overboard from a Royal Caribbean ship this week, this time from Independence of the Seas. The 65-year-old Canadian man was missing from the ship when it arrived at Grand Cayman Tuesday morning, and after investigating, local police have determined he probably went overboard sometime around dawn when the ship was about 13 miles northwest of the island.

* Other Things You’ll Want to Know
CND subscribers also read about how to enjoy New York a little longer in a snowstorm ... a shore excursion like no other ...  St. Maarten sets a record ... and ...

Meyer Weft also took the year end opportunity to look back at their accomplishments of 2013 and to look forward to 2014. Here is a video summary of their 2013:

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Video courtesy of Meyer Werft

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Neil Palomba Gains New Far-Reaching Responsibilities with Costa

Costa Crociere Names Neil Palomba Vice President, Hotel Operations and Guest Experience

Genoa, Italy -- Costa Crociere S.p.A. Group has appointed Neil Palomba to the newly created position of senior vice president, hotel operations and guest experience, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Palomba will report directly to Michael Thamm, chief executive officer of Genoa, Italy-based Costa Crociere S.p.A..

Palomba will oversee hotel operations and guest service across the Costa fleet.

"With his ability and his extensive international experience in the industry, Neil will contribute substantially to our executive team," said Thamm. "Neil's main responsibilities will be to take Costa forward, to strive for continuous improvement through operational excellence and to make our guests' experience on board an unforgettable holiday."

Palomba started in the cruise industry in 1996 with MSC Cruises, advancing through several onboard positions and becoming project manager of the newbuilds department in 2001, charged with coordinating all departments involved in new shipbuilding projects. In 2006 he was appointed chief operating officer of the MSC sales and marketing office based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., overseeing the U.S., Canada, Caribbean and Mexico. In 2010 he was appointed corporate operating officer based in Geneva, Switzerland, responsible for optimizing profit by establishing performance parameters and developing new destinations including supervision of MSC's South Africa operation.

Source: Costa Crociere

Monday, December 30, 2013

Cruise News Daily Headlines for December 30, 2013

* Passenger Overboard from Adventure of the Seas
A passenger was witnessed going overboard from Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas on Saturday night as it was nearing the end of its cruise at San Juan.
   The Coast Guard quickly joined the search, but this afternoon (Monday) they suspended the search without finding the man’s body.

* Your Port Taxes at Work
December 31 is the deadline for Juneau citizens to request a portion of the funds collected from port taxes collected by the city from cruise passengers this year. These, of course, have to be used for capital improvements in Juneau related to the cruise ships and passengers visiting Juneau, or to fund extra services that result from the influx of people from the ships.

The complete articles appeared in the e-mail edition of Cruise News Daily delivered to our subscribers.