Cruise360 off

CRUISE Lines International Association’s (CLIA) Cruise360 Australasia conference will not go ahead next month, due to the coronavirus outbreak in Sydney.

Cruise360 has been postponed until “a more suitable time”, according to CLIA Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz, with industry leaders to instead come together online on 27 Aug.

Key issues and important updates will still be shared with CLIA’s travel advisor community.

Kara Glamore new Carnival VP

CARNIVAL Cruise Line (CCL) has announced outgoing Vice President Jennifer Vandekreeke will be succeeded by Kara Glamore.

Formerly Director of Marketing & PR, Glamore will be supported by Anton Loeb in the new role of Senior Director Sales & Marketing.

Glamore joined the CCL team in 2019 after working for Expedia.

Aqua launches fourth ship

AQUA Expeditions has launched a new 20-suite luxury river vessel, Aqua Nera, which successfully embarked on its maiden voyage in the remote Peruvian Amazon early last month.

Guests will sail on three-, four- and seven-night explorations into the depths of the world’s largest tropical rainforest in Nera’s maiden season, an exclusive journey hosted by the company’s Chief Executive Officer and founder, Francesco Galli Zugaro.

The itineraries have been tailored to include once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as encounters with exotic wildlife.

Aqua Expeditions new ship Aqua Nera