Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017
September 1 marks the beginning of the seven month or so southern hemisphere cruising season in and around the waters of Australia.
A collective of the new luxury vessels, which is including a one-year-old Seabourn Encore, Crystal Serenity and Symphony, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, Silversea’s Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper, and Celebrity Solstice will begin to arrive over the next few months.
Cruise Lines International Association of Australia reports there are about 26 new ocean, river and specialty ships which will have debuted by the end of this year. The cruise have a total investment of more than $US6.8 billion in new vessels.
The expenditure of the cruise industry is generated about $US17 billion worldwide in the year 2015. It is by supporting about 956,597 full-time equivalent jobs.
This summer the tourists will see a stunning armada of cruise ships from the seven fleets sailing to ports around Australia’s coastline.
There are more than 600 international cruise industry delegates descended on Sydney on August 25 for the annual Cruise 360 conference, discussing about the future and the initiatives to promote the cruise tourism and how to allure more tourists in the peak season.
The “guestcentricity” is to be sustained demand for luxury expedition cruising, river cruising and cruises to private islands with the celebrity chefs behind the pans, how the cruise operators can have a better leverage their social media accounts.