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NEWS ROUND-UP


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Explorer Fiennes revealed as a Clia keynote speaker


Phil Davies phil.davies@travelweekly.co.uk


Record-breaking British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is one of the keynote speakers for the 12th annual Clia UK & Ireland Conference, taking place in Southampton on May 23-25.


Sir Ranulph will address


delegates on the final day of the conference, courtesy of Scenic. The explorer, who served in


the British Army for eight years including a period on counter- insurgency service, was the first person to cross Antarctica on foot and in 2009 climbed Mount Everest. Clia will announce more keynote


speakers in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, technology in the


cruise industry will be a sub-theme of the conference, alongside the main ‘Generation Cruise’ focus, covering subjects including ship design, new onboard initiatives, and updates on latest investments in technology by member lines. The event will feature a trade


fair on May 23, a full-day of conference and networking


Norwegian cuts short-haul capacity as it posts a £27m loss


Norwegian has reduced capacity on its short‑haul flying programme by 25% for 2018. Capacity on routes from Gatwick to Ibiza, Dubrovnik and Fuerteventura have been reduced by 50%, while routes to Larnaca, Lanzarote and Chania have been cut by 30%. Norwegian’s Edinburgh-


Malaga service has also been cut


sessions, plus a gala dinner on May 24. The conference will close


on May 25 on Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess, followed by an opportunity to look around the ship. Andy Harmer, senior vice-


president membership and director Clia UK & Ireland, said: “Sir Ranulph is an awe-inspiring character with incredible tales to


by 30% and Gatwick-Tenerife has seen a 10% reduction in capacity. Other services to Split,


Barcelona, Palma, Kefalonia, Catania (Sicily), Corfu, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Madrid, Faro and Las Palmas remain the same as last year. But Norwegian’s UK sales


team said overall capacity across both its short-haul and long‑haul flying programmes had increased by 30% compared with 2017. The airline launched its Gatwick-Buenos Aires route


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tell, and it will be a privilege to be able to hear them first-hand. “The cruise industry is often


taking the lead in the introduction of new technology to enhance the holiday experience.” A limited number of places are


still available for agent attendees. Tickets cost £132 excluding


accommodation. cruiseexperts.org


FIENNES: The former British Army captain was the first person to cross Antarctica on foot


Marella blames ‘port congestion’ for axing three ports of call


Marella Cruises has apologised to passengers after a late change to an itinerary means they will miss out on planned stops in Havana, Nassau and Lisbon. The Tui-owned cruise line


has replaced the ports of call on Marella Discovery 2’s Jamaica to Majorca voyage departing on April 10 with stops in Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic, Georgetown in Grand Cayman, Grand Turk in Turks and Caicos, Horta in the Azores and Cadiz (for Seville) in Spain, as well as extending time in Bermuda. Tui said the three destinations


were no longer available due to “port congestion”. A Tui spokeswoman said:


“We’d like to apologise to our customers for any disappointment caused by some recent changes we’ve had to make to the Marella Discovery 2 itinerary departing on April 10. “This is due to new information about berth availability on previously confirmed port stops which has only just come to light.” Tui said it had offered pas- sengers a “gesture of goodwill” but declined to confirm this was reportedly £25 onboard credit.


last week and also announced major expansion of its long-haul routes out of the UK. New services to South America, the US East Coast and Midwest, and Asia are in the pipeline. This week the carrier reported


CUT: Norwegian has halved its Gatwick-Ibiza capacity this year


a net loss of £27.4 million for the year to December 31, 2017, compared with a £135.5 million profit in 2016. The airline blamed “significant costs” related to increased fuel prices, wet lease of aircraft and passenger care. norwegian.com


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