cruise tourism

  • Croatia’s cruise line hopes to recover soon from deadly COVID-19 effect

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    With cruises on hold along Croatia’s Adriatic coast in response to the worldwide health crisis, Croatia’s small ship cruise specialist Katarina Line says that communication is important to successfully survive the current industry challenges.   Daniel Hauptfeld, managing director of …

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  • Japan: More than 400 cruise ships cancelled due to COVID 19 scare

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    At least 443 port calls by cruise ships at major Japanese ports have been cancelled, with many ship operators halting services amid fears over COVID-19. These cancellations at the Japan’s 10 largest ports for cruise ships could result in the …

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  • Thousands may have been exposed to coronavirus on Princess cruise ship

    Published on : Friday, March 6, 2020

    According to company officials, thousands of people on Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess may have been exposed to coronavirus after sailing with 62 passengers who had previously been on a voyage with a man who eventually died from the virus.   …

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  • Indian crew, passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess evacuated

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Indian passengers and crew stranded on the coronavirus-hit Diamon Princess off the Japanese coast are being repatriated by an Air India plane as the number of infected Indians onboard rose to 16 after completion of all tests.   Indian crew …

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  • Cruise tourism in Oman rises 4.6 percent

    Published on : Tuesday, February 4, 2020

    As per the data published by Oman’s Ministry of Tourism, the rise in cruise tourism is attributed to the relevant initiatives of the government including developments in infrastructure and the continuing and reinforced tourism campaigns that mainly aims on the …

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  • 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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