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International Cruise Summit 2020 celebrating its 10th edition

Madrid will once again host the International Cruise Summit, organised by Cruises News Media Group, which in its tenth edition, will bring together senior international professionals of the cruise industry to discuss this very significant tourism sector.  This prestigious event …

  • UK cruise market descends to fourth behind China in global ranking

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    As per the official figures released by the CLIA, the UK cruise market has descended to the fourth position in the global passenger rankings for 2016.   Though the UK passenger numbers increased from 1.79 million from 1.89, China has …

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  • AmaWaterways Appoints Alex Pinelo As Head of Latin American Sales Department

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    AmaWaterways today announced that it has expanded its sales team, naming Alex Pinelo to the newly created position of Director, Latin American Sales. Effective immediately, Pinelo will be responsible for developing new Latin American markets, as well as expanding the …

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  • CLIA Releases Official Global Passenger Numbers For 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced the cruise industry has surpassed 2016 ocean cruise passenger projections, reaching 24.7 million cruise passengers globally up from a projection of 24.2 million. For 2017, based on current new vessel launch schedule and …

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  • Qatar’s cruise tourists to generate QR350 million by 2026

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    In the period 2016 to 2017, as many as 47,000 passengers and crew members had visited the shores of Qatar representing more than 1,000 percent rise as compared to the last season making it the largest so far, according to …

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  • Windstar Cruises Adds 20 New Itineraries in Europe

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises continues to make big changes to its deployment, announcing eight new itineraries in Northern Europe and 12 new Mediterranean itineraries, bringing Windstar’s total unique itineraries in Europe for 2018 to an impressive 40. The …

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  • Cruise lines to refund overcharges to passengers

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Vacationers were overcharged thousands of pounds for cruises they had already paid for late last week, due to problems with a payment service provider that serves three major cruise lines.   Passengers of P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises and Cunard who had already …

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  • Hotel Barge Cruising Expands Experiential Travel Offerings

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    European Waterways announced that it will be expanding its excursion and on-board ship options to include more immersive activities that meet travelers’ rising demand for experiential vacations. A leader in the luxury hotel barge cruising market, the company plans to …

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  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship ‘Balmoral’ commences second cruise season from Newcastle

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship Balmoral will be commencing her second cruise season from the Port of Tyne, Newcastle, with a sell-out five-night ‘Norwegian Fjords’ sailing on 25th May 2017.   1,350-guest Balmoral will be setting sail on a total …

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  • St. Croix witnesses 75% decline in cruise ship arrivals

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    St. Croix has been witnessing a sharp decline in the number of cruise ship visits this year, about 75%, according to the Virgin Islands Tourism commissioner who address this issue to the media.   The V.I. Bureau of Economic Research …

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  • China sees an increase of outbound cruise passengers in 2016

    Published on : Saturday, May 20, 2017

    In 2016, number of outbound cruise passengers in China topped two million for the first time. It is expected to rise to 2.6 million this year and to 305 million by 2020. According to China Daily, 1,040 inbound and outbound …

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  • AmaWaterways Announces Investment From Certares LP

    Published on : Saturday, May 20, 2017

    AmaWaterways is pleased to announce that it has closed on an investment from travel and hospitality investor group Certares LP. Certares joins the Schreiner/Karst, Murphy and McGeary families as the company’s fourth investor, all of whom remain committed to supporting …

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  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ventures into new ‘European River Cruising’ on ‘Brabant’ in 2018

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced the launch of its new dedicated cruise programme by river boat, unveiled in its new ‘European River Cruising by Fred. Olsen’ brochure. Fred. Olsen River Cruises is now offering European river cruise holidays, between …

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  • Chinese cruise sector witnessed growth in 2016

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    Some of the major port cities of China have been witnessing a steady growth thanks to an increase in the number of inbound and outbound cruise vessels that arrived here in 2016, as per the China Cruise and Yacht Industry …

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  • Disney Cruise Line sails to Bermuda for the first time

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    In fall 2018, Disney Cruise Line will sail on new itineraries and to new ports, including first-time visits to Bermuda and Quebec City, Canada – both with multiple days to experience these captivating destinations. In addition to the new itineraries …

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  • 50 passengers evacuated from cruise boat

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    At least 50 passengers were removed from a cruise boat after a suspected fire in the engine room.   However, three crew remained on board to shut down the generator and deal with the incident.   The Souter’s Lass returned …

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  • Australian Cruise Industry faces a record year 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Last year, if we take a look, we can understand that the Australian cruise market grew by 21 percent with 1,281,159 Australians taking a cruise. As per the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia’s 2016 Australian Ocean Passenger Cruise Industry …

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  • Cruise ship’s dock at Galway is being seen as a major tourism boost

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    On Friday morning, a cruise ship will dock in Galway Bay with approximately 800 passengers and crew on board. At around 11am, the Astoria vessel will dock itself along with 556 passengers and 240 crew members.   The passengers across …

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  • Croatia’s Katarina Line Launches New Ships, Rebrands

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Katarina Line, Croatia’s premier small ship cruise company and DMC, announced that it will be introducing new, more luxurious and modern vessels for 2018 as part of a fleet-wide rebranding program that raises its category of ships to six from …

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  • Oceania Cruises introduces most robust and complimentary wellness program

    Published on : Monday, May 15, 2017

    Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, now offers wellness-minded travelers a new and unrivaled array of complimentary wellness options aboard its six ships as they sail to more than 370 ports around the globe.     …

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  • MSC Cruises reveals the widest choice of winter cruises in company history

    Published on : Monday, May 15, 2017

    MSC Cruises will be offering the most comprehensive range of winter cruises in Company history giving sun lovers and adventure seekers even more reasons to get away from it all during the winter months. 2017 is a milestone year for …

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