Cruise industry contributed €10.4 billion to UK economy 2017 – CLIA




Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA (logo)Findings from a report conducted by the Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) on behalf of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) concluded that the cruise industry generated €10.4 billion to the UK economy in 2017, representing around 22% of the cruise industry’s ‘total output’ across Europe, CLIA said in a statement. (cruisebusiness.com)

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FCCA announces more details about the social functions and tours included in the 2018 Cruise Conference & Trade Show




FCCA - Florida-Caribbean Cruise AssociationWith the final countdown on for the largest and only official cruise tourism conference in the Caribbean, the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the FCCA is pleased to announce more details about the social functions and tours included in the agenda’s blend of business and fun.

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CCYIA presents six point list to revitalise Chinese cruise market




The 218-passenger Victoria SelinaCompared with the situation of rapid development in the past five years, China’s cruise market has undergone significant changes in 2017 and 2018 with a slower growth of the number of passengers and sailings, said Zheng Weihang, executive vice president and secretary general of China Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA). (cruisebusiness.com)

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Sightings: Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. National Conference




Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. are hosting their 2018 National Conference onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Bliss. One thousand travel professionals are onboard the ship, which is sailing a revised itinerary due to tropical weather in the Pacific. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Napier, NZ: Cruise ship season kicks off in style



Napier was a hive of activity yesterday, with the first of an expected record 125,000 cruise ship visitors hitting town. A total of 72 cruise ship visits are booked to arrive at Napier Port this summer season, which started with yesterday’s arrival of the 330 metre-long Majestic Princess. (nzherald.co.nz)

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Bahamas Cuts Off Cruise Line Cash Flow

This week, the Bahamas’ Minister of Tourism told reporters that they will no longer pay cruise lines to bring them passengers. Why? Because too many stay on the boat as opposed to coming ashore to spend their money. (cruiseradio.net)

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American Song, first Modern Riverboat in the U.S. Concludes Inaugural Cruise on Mississippi



American's series of modern riverboats are all equipped with an advanced retractable gangway and opening bow, 5-story glass Atrium, Grand Suites, and all-balcony standard cabins that are the largest in the industryBrand new riverboat, American Song, arrived to a warm Southern welcome in Memphis on Friday, October 12th after a week’s long inaugural cruise up the Mississippi from New Orleans, stopping at Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, and Vicksburg.

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Four New Luxury Ships For MSC – Other Cruise News: “High Density” UltraLux Vessels – First Ritz-Carlton Ship Launched



by Kevin Griffin

Last week came news from MSC Cruises that it was going ahead with plans to build four 64,000-ton ultra-luxury ships to accommodate up to 1,000 passengers each. We also have a look at how recent ultra-luxury deliveries and orders are affecting that market, especially in terms of space per passenger. And finally Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has launched the first of three new 298-berth ships it is building in Spain.

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