Cruise Blog News, 03/05/2013: Fire On The Norwegian Getaway + MORE Headlines

Today’s Cruise Blog News Headlines:

Cruise Blog Report – Today a fire leading to significant smoke formation broke out in a cruise ship newbuilding where the Norwegian Getaway is being built. This occurred in covered building dock II at the Meyer Werft shipyard, according to a prepared statement from the yard. At present the shipyard’s fire brigade and members of the Papenburg fire department are still in operation at the yard reports cruise blog news…

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Cruise Blog News: CLIA Backs Shore Leave for Crewmembers

– cruiseindustrynews.com

CLIA Backs Global Effort to Facilitate Shore Leave for CrewmembersCruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced its support of efforts being led by the International Shipping Federation (ISF) to facilitate shore leave for seafarers.

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Cruise Blog News: STX OSV Becomes VARD

– cruiseindustrynews.com

STX OSV Becomes VARDCruise Blog News reports that STX OSV Holdings Limited, designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, has announced that the STX OSV Group of companies will adopt the new brand name VARD – which was once the name of the publicly traded holding company that once owned Kloster Cruise and Norwegian Cruise Line.The adoption

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The Phenomenon of Being Recognized

– royalcaribbean.com

With the exception of the late Steve Jobs, being a corporate executive and being famous is not a desirable combination in the 21st century. So the limelight is not a place my colleagues or I seek to be. Having said that, there is a certain amount of notoriety that comes with being President & CEO of Royal Caribbean…

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Busy Hours for Hurtigruten

– cruiseindustrynews.com

Hurrtigruten has had a few busy hours the last couple of days with the Kong Harald running aground at the mouth of the Trollfjorden and the Richard With being delayed by extreme weather. With 258 passengers and 57 crew onboard, the Kong Harald ran aground at midnight local time Monday, but was able to free itself on high tide after

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has named Rob Zeiger to the position of vice president, global chief communications officer.  Zeiger is responsible for leading Royal Caribbean’s overall communications, corporate social responsibility, and public relations and corporate positioning strategies.  He reports directly to the company’s chairman and CEO, Richard D…

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