cruise tourism

  • 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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  • Cruise tourism to reach its peak this month in Kochi

    Published on : Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    Cruise tourism Cruise tourism will be at its peak this month with a handful of luxury liners set to call at Kochi till April 25. The Tourism Department officers are optimistic about this, since the cruise tourism industry was going …

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  • Freedom Cruise Line plans to build monster cruise that will carry 60,000 passengers

    Published on : Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Freedom Cruise Line International has proposed a new ship which will carry 60,000 passengers and will be nearly one mile long. Freedom Cruise Line International is proposing the largest vessel in maritime history.  It will be 4,500 feet long, as …

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  • Carnival Cruise, expecting to bring 250,000 tourists will no longer sail to Antigua

    Published on : Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Carnival Cruise has announced that its fleet will no longer be sailing to the island of Antigua, affecting passengers booked for trips on its Breeze, Legend, Magic and Pride ships as of November 2019.     The representatives for the …

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  • Western Australia cruise tourism receives major boost with docking of ultra luxury Silver Muse

    Published on : Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    On its maiden voyage to Western Australia, a luxury cruise ship stayed overnight in Fremantle. The cruise ship boasts eight restaurants, a white-gloved butler service and designer apartment-style cabins.   Silver Muse made its first WA stop in Albany on …

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  • Philippines seeking optimum revenue from cruise tourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 28, 2019

    The Philippines, due to its archipelagic geography and diverse culture in every region, offers a great stopover for passengers.   In Manila, the country wants a cruise port that will make major tourist attractions accessible and will feature a seafood …

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  • More and more South Africans are enjoying holidays via cruise tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Cruising is one of the fastest growing sectors in the global tourism industry. More and more South Africans are enjoying holidays via cruise to various destinations.   The global cruise tourism industry is said to be worth $126 billion a …

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  • Riviera Travel triples its solo-only river cruises in Europe

    Published on : Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Riviera Travel triples its solo-only river cruises in Europe,  with announcement of a ninth sailing for solo passengers only. All cabins are for sole occupancy with no single supplement – saving thousands     Luxury, solo-friendly river cruise line, Riviera …

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  • Cork experienced major expansion in cruise tourism

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Cork experienced a record-breaking cruise season last year, welcoming around 180,000 guests and 95 ships to the port. This comprises eight maiden calls, highlighted by operators like Disney Cruise Line.   Overseas cruise tourism has witnessed major growth in Cork, …

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  • Qingdao boosts its cruise tourism industry to allure more international tourists

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    East China’s  most popular tourism destination, Qingdao in Shandong province has launched a series of favorable policies to boost its cruise tourism.     The entry procedure has been simplified for every cruise passengers and monetary incentives ranging from 100,000 …

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  • Doha cruise tourism flourish with 6,000 visits in 2 mega ships

    Published on : Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Doha Port, the main gateway of Qatar to cruise tourism received the two mega ships, Celebrity Constellation and MSC Lirica yesterday simultaneously for the first time, stressing its capacity to cater to the massive growth of cruise tourism in Qatar. …

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  • Celestyal Cruises aims to extend cruise tourism season in Greece

    Published on : Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Celestyal Cruises aims to extend the cruise tourism season in Greece.   Chris Theophilides, the CEO of Celestyal Cruises referred to 2018 as a good year and said that the company is now focused on extending its operating season in …

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