CRUISE NEWS

Princess Cruises will return to service in 2021

Princess Cruises announced that upon approval to return to service in 2021 its global fleet will feature the MedallionClass Experience, offering a number of new features that leverage touchless technologies and significantly enhance and personalize the guest experience, as well …

  • 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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  • Royal Caribbean opens first year-long programme to Cuba

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    The world’s most adventurous cruise line is giving adventure-seekers more opportunities than ever to explore the vibrant island destination of Cuba with new sailings to Havana on Empress of the Seas. Royal Caribbean International’s newly refreshed ship will sail 58 …

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  • The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum welcomes East Mediterranean cruise

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    From May 23rd to May 24th of this year, the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, the biennial brand event for the international cruise and yachting industries, will be organized in Athens. Some of the major decision makers from the world’s largest …

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  • Record number of cruise travellers arrive in Highland Port

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The Port of Cromarty Firth has broken its one-day record day before yesterday since it has been able to welcome a large number of cruise travellers into the Highlands.   Over 6,000 people have arrived in Invergordon and two large …

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  • Ganges cruise declared top 6 river cruise in the world

    Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    An experience to cherish all through the life could be cruising down the wonderful Ganges, intersecting the imposing Himalayas, intermingled with green topography or simply portraying the holy city of Moksha on the way. The most astonishing part is reputed …

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  • Punta Arenas welcomes 73,358 cruise tourists during last 2016/17 cruise season

    Published on : Monday, May 8, 2017

    Around 73,358 tourists arrived in Punta Arenas located in extreme south of Chile during the last 2016/17 cruise season ending in April, of which 67.560 (92.1%) arrived in international vessels and 7.9% in domestic vessels.   The number of visitors …

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  • Carnival will offer new cruising options from Alabama

    Published on : Monday, May 8, 2017

    Carnival, the reputable cruise giant is all geared up to expand the number of itineraries that is currently offers out of Alabama.   This Miami-based cruise liner is ready to add at least six-night sailings out of Mobile that stops …

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  • CLIA Releases First Cruise Industry Consumer Outlook

    Published on : Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released the first Cruise Industry Consumer Outlook of 2017, revealing traveler insights, outlook, and attitudes regarding cruising and land-based travel. This is the first in an installment of three 2017 outlooks and was conducted in …

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  • Reykjavík to lure a record number of cruise tourists this summer

    Published on : Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Reykjavík that is located on Iceland is expected to lure a record number of cruise vessels this summer.   The Celebrity Eclipse would be arriving in Sundahöfn harbor on 14th May with as much as 3,000 passengers on board marking …

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