cruise tourism

  • Greece to experience further growth in cruise tourism

    Published on : Saturday, January 11, 2020

    Greek ports are hoped to pull more cruise tourists after the rise of 15 percent of cruise liner calls as well as passenger arrivals last year, officials have told Xinhua.   In 2019, the number of cruise passengers traveling from …

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  • Turkey’s Kuşadası enjoyed successful cruise tourism season with more than 180,000 tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Kuşadası region of the Aegean province of Aydın receives highest number of cruise ships anchor annually. The port of Kuşadası region has experienced one of its best tourism seasons ever in 2019 tourism season. Kuşadası Ege Port General Manager Aziz …

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  • CLIA: 32 million passengers set to cruise in 2020

    Published on : Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2020 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report. The report found that cruising had an increased worldwide economic impact in 2018, sustaining 1.18 million jobs. This equated to US$50.2 billion in wages …

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  • Princess Cruises Named Best for Shore Excursions by Cruise Critics

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2019

    Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise review site, has announced the winners of its 12th Annual Editors’ Picks Awards and Princess Cruises won Best Shore Excursions. The awards name the year’s top cruise lines, ships and ports, as selected by …

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  • For cruise tourism, Doha emerges as a turnaround port

    Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    The cruise tourism sector of Qatar has got a quantum boost with Doha coming up last week as a turnaround port. It was a significant occasion when on Wednesday, Costa Diadema, the fleet flagship of important Italian company Costa Cruises, …

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  • Nassau’s $250m cruise port expects to welcome more tourists

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Nassau cruise port’s operator is aiming to “double the yield” from passenger spending once the facility’s transformation into a destination product is completed by the 2022 first quarter.   Michael Maura, Nassau Cruise Port Ltd’s chief executive, told that “millions …

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  • British Virgin Islands welcomed 172,776 tourists in the first half of 2019

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    The British Virgin Islands, popular tourist attraction is seeing a major tourism rebound so far this year, according to the latest data published by Caribbean Tourism Organization. The British Virgin Islands reported 172,776 stayover tourist arrivals in the first half …

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  • Govt to initiate several measures to tap growing cruise tourism market

    Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    In order to tap into the growing cruise tourism market in India, the Indian Shipping Ministry is trying to increase the popularity of cruising by simplifying norms and providing a lot of facilities to the cruisers.   “Our target is …

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  • Princess cruises will feature evolution of design platform in cruise

    Published on : Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    The name of the sixth Royal-Class cruise ship for Princess Cruises was revealed today – Discovery Princess. The fastest growing international premium cruise line also announced the largest inaugural launch program ever with worldwide itineraries offered onboard Discovery Princess to …

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  • Brazil Tourism Ministry strives to propel cruise tourism, to construct 15 ports

    Published on : Sunday, September 1, 2019

    With the objective of expanding the port infrastructure for tourists in Brazil, Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, announced on Wednesday (August 28), during the 3rd CLIA Brazil 2019 Forum, that the BNDES (National Bank for Economic and Social Development) …

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  • Riviera Travel expanding its solo travellers’ options on European river cruises

    Published on : Monday, August 19, 2019

    Riviera Travel River Cruises already offers a selection of solo-only cabins – free of any single supplement – on every sailing and every ship all year long. And in 2020, Riviera Travel will offer a record 12 river cruises across …

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  • Shanghai aims to become a hub for cruise tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 8, 2019

    Shanghai will set up a demonstration zone for cruise tourism, approved by China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.   Shanghai has set up a goal to become a center for cruise tourism and a base for cruise companies’ headquarters across …

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  • Cruise tourism to be developed in Visakhapatnam

    Published on : Thursday, July 11, 2019

    Andhra Pradesh Tourism and Youth Advancement Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao has given the assurance that vast tourist potential in the State will be tapped by improving infrastructure and amenities for attracting more domestic and international tourists.   The Minister attended …

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  • St. Vincent and Grenadines welcome 232, 916 visitors from cruise tourism

    Published on : Thursday, July 4, 2019

    The visitor arrivals to St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the first five months of 2019 have increased by 7.1 percent, according to a statement. The provisional figures for the period January to May show that 232, 916 visitors came …

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  • Environmental impact of cruise tourism raises concerns

    Published on : Saturday, June 29, 2019

    The 2019 edition of Friends of the Earth has released its cruise ship report card documenting the environmental footprint of the cruise industry and grading 16 cruise lines and their 185 ships.   In 2016’s last released report card it …

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  • Turkey yatch tourism observing 20% increase this year

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Turkey is observing a 20 per cent increase in demand for boats and yachts rented by tourists, especially foreign, this year. The tourism players said that Turkey is booming with yatch and cruise tourism.     Bodex Travel Yachting Agency’s …

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  • Caribbean Island recorded arrival of 10.7 million cruise passengers

    Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    According to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the Caribbean Island recorded a 12 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019 spurred on by a 24 percent rise in arrivals from the United States.     CTO Chairman …

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  • Mega port project Galataport expects to welcome over 2 million cruise tourists to Istanbul

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Istanbul’s mega port project Galataport, which is now under construction, is expected to revive the cruise tourism of Turkey. The Culture and Tourism Ministry of Turkey forecast that Galataport will host around 500 cruise ships with an average of 4,000 …

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  • Hainan to initiate pilot cruise tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Based on tropical Hainan Island, the ports of Sanya and Haikou will shortly be prepared to serve Chinese-funded cruises to nowhere, with flags of convenience, in the middle of the growing trend of cruises for leisure.   As traditional cruise …

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  • CLIA: 28.5 million passengers went on cruise in 2018

    Published on : Saturday, April 13, 2019

    In 2018,  28.5 million passengers went on a cruise, marking a 6.7% increase from 2017, as per new figures released from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The CLIA research also showed that North American travellers in particular helped to …

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