Tag archive for ‘cruise’
By Millie Atkinson On Monday, January 18th, 2016
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White Island Tours cruise ship on fire in New Zealand

Join the White Island Tours crew aboard the luxury cruiser ‘PeeJay’ for a 6 hour adventure to explore New Zealand’s only active marine volcano – White Island. This is the tour description for New Zealand’s More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Friday, October 9th, 2015
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October 2015 CruiseTrends report released

CruiseTrends report for the month of October 2015 was released today. The report provides information on the most popular cruise trends, including the top ships, lines and travel dates for premium, luxury and river More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Friday, October 9th, 2015
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Australia thrills yachting industry at 2015 Monaco Yacht Show

Notorious for its representation of high quality and innovative Australian products and services, Australia once again impressed the yachting industry at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. The show continued to provide More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, July 27th, 2015
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Longest homeport of any industry cruise ship

On 24 July, Star Cruises joined with Xiamen Port Holding Group to hold a festive celebration marking the beginning of SuperStar Libra’s homeport in Xiamen, China until 1 November. The longest homeport of any industry More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, June 19th, 2015
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World’s largest LEGO© Brick model ship comes to Queen Mary

When Britain’s most famous ocean liner was still a dream, the Cunard Lines recruited the John Brown shipyard in Scotland to build what would become the world’s most famous ocean liner. When Britain’s More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Viking Star sets sail on maiden voyage

Viking Ocean Cruises today announced its first ship, Viking Star, has embarked on her maiden voyage from Istanbul to Venice, thus launching the travel industry’s first entirely new cruise line in a decade. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Global Cruise Tourism Conference set for 2nd year in Malaysia

Langkawai in Malaysia is set to host the 2nd Global Cruise Tourism Conference (GCTC) 2015 from August 5-6, 2015. Cruising is gaining momentum in terms of holiday vacation choices, and more cruise liners are heading More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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Abu Dhabi expects 50 percent increase in number of cruise tourists

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – An increase of 25 percent in cruise liners calling at Zayed Port will help to lift the number of cruise tourists by 50 percent this season. This season about 94 vessels are More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Virgin owner Richard Branson goes into cruise business

Billionaire Richard Branson is to team up with private investment firm Bain Capital to build two new cruise ships, which will be headquartered in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area of the United States, the business More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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CLIA to consolidate headquarters in Washington, DC

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that in 2015 it will consolidate its U.S. offices into a single location in Washington, DC. “With the globalization of CLIA, we have added new More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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Carnival acts on cruise industry growth in China

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company, today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Fincantieri S.p.A., the world’s largest cruise ship building More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, November 14th, 2014
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Number of South Korea’s cruise tourists soars to 1 million

The number of cruiser tourists visiting South Korea has amounted to 1 million people a year, a new record. The main reason for the sharp increase is that some Chinese cruise companies chose Korean ports for their More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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10 most praised ultra-luxury cruise ships in 2014

For those judicious travelers who select and critique the ultra-luxury sector, even those ships have variable rankings. CruiseCompete has reviews from thousands of cruise travelers, who provide insight into cruise More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Cruise tourism a boon for Slovenian economy

Slovenia, with only one business port of Koper, is making profit by offering good tourism services to travelers brought by cruises, according to a study report. Cruise tourism brought more than five million euros More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, November 8th, 2014
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CLIA announces transition in management of travel agent program

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that Dwain Wall will be leaving the association at the end of the year. Wall has accepted a new position and will be remaining in the travel industry, More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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Cruise Industry’s First Hybrid Wireless Network at Sea

The Company’s innovative WiFi@Sea™ high-speed network will combine land-based systems and advanced satellite connectivity designed to give passengers faster, more stable and powerful internet service at More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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CLIA commends Carnival on smooth return to port of Carnival Magic

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO, Christine Duffy, issued the following statement today regarding the successful disembarkation of a passenger on the Carnival Magic who was under self-monitoring More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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Holland America Line donates $25,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital

Holland America Group CEO Stein Kruse presented a check for $25,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Uncompensated Care Fund Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Seattle Mariners home game at Safeco Field. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Cruise Down Under Conference docks in Perth

More than 120 national and international delegates are in Perth this week for the Cruise Down Under Conference 2014. Tourism Western Australia’s Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Buckland said Western Australia’s More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Royal Caribbean Cruises to sell Celebrity Century

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its cruise ship Celebrity Century to Exquisite Marine Ltd, a holding company led by Ctrip.com International Ltd. The sale More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Major cruise lines eyeing Philippines

Three of the world’s leading cruise companies—Carnival Corp, Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Lines—have expressed interest to help develop the Philippines as a cruise-ship destination, the More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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Industry: Not building cruise terminal for Christchurch is a “mistake”

Very concerned” tourism and cruise ship industry representatives will lobby Lyttelton port to reconsider its decision not to build a cruise terminal for Christchurch without outside funding. Christchurch and More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Cruise liner announces return to the Indian Ocean

Announcing their return in early 2015 to the Indian Ocean islands with a new itinerary and a new cruise liner, is the Costa Neoclassica of Costa Cruises, which will reportedly be based in the region to offer cruises More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Cruise ship expansion for the Australian Pacific Market

This announcement is an emphatic statement about Carnival Australia’s confidence and leadership in the Australian cruise market and reaffirmation of P&O Cruises status as Australia’s iconic home More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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New cruise terminal to further boost Oman tourism

The new cruise terminal at Salalah will further boost the tourism industry in the Sultanate and help it develop as a centre for cruise activity, industry experts say. Percy Rana, inbound cruise in charge of Zahara More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Cruise seminar speakers call for travel trade to grow Middle East sector

Speaking at the Cruise Seminar in the Arabian Travel Market yesterday, leading cruise line representatives called for the regional travel trade to invest in personnel development to expand the outbound cruising More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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2014 CruiseTrends and Cruise Index reports released

DETROIT, MI – CruiseTrends and Cruise Index reports for the month of May 2014 were released today. The reports provide date on what’s most popular among consumers, including the top ships, lines and travel More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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Tourist on a Norwegian Cruise Ship stuck on Hudson River in New York

Tourists on a cruise ship excited to see the Big Apple are stuck on the Norwegian Cruise liner, after the ship became stuck in the Hudson River off Manhattan, New York on Sunday morning after one of the vessel’s More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Two Holland America Line ships return to Asia

SEATTLE, WA – From winter 2014 through spring 2015, Holland America Line will have two ships exploring the mysteries and wonders of the Far East. The 1,432-passenger ms Volendam will sail a series of 14- to More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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MSC Cruises expands North American experience to the Mediterranean

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – MSC Cruises is strengthening its commitment to serving the North American market with the deployment of the MSC Divina to the Mediterranean during the summer of 2015. The first of the More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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2015 a big year for cruise industry

LONDON, England – Turns out 2015 is a big year for the cruising industry with two major lines celebrating milestone birthdays. In addition to Cunard, which fetes its 175th anniversary next year, Princess Cruises More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Cruise industry highlights efforts to protect global ocean environment

WASHINGTON, DC – In commemoration of Earth Day, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today highlighted the extensive efforts of the cruise industry and CLIA member lines to preserve and protect the More...