Nevis Cruise Passenger Arrivals Down by 4000

The expected upswing in Cruise ship arrivals this season for Nevis hasn’t happened yet, and in fact has taken a significant dip with almost 4000 fewer passengers coming to Nevis’ shores. (thestkittsnevisobserver.com)




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More than 200 people sickened on Royal Caribbean cruise

About 220 people on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas became sick during their 5-night Caribbean cruise this week. The 220 reported cases of gastro-intestinal illness symptoms represented less than 5 percent of the 5,547 guests and crew on board, Royal Caribbean spokesman Owen Torres said. (local10.com)




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Fincantieri And Viking Ocean Cruises Strengthen Their Partnership. Contracts for the 7th and 8th ships effective, options for 9th and 10th ships exercised

The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)Following the agreement signed last April between Fincantieri and Viking Ocean Cruises, the contracts for the construction of the 7th and 8th ships have become effective and, furthermore, the company has exercised the option for the 9th and the 10th unit.




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Family discovers hidden camera in Carnival cruise cabin

A Florida family was shocked to discover a camera hidden among wires in their Carnival Cruise Line cabin. The Pensacola couple, along with their 10-year-old son, found the device while searching undusted areas of the room after the father suffered an allergy attack during the second night of their journey from Mobile, Al., to Mexico, the Miami New Times reported. (nydailynews.com)




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Launch of the Glory Sea Brings More International Cruise Routes to Haikou for Christmas

Diamond Cruises’ Diamond GloryOn Christmas Day, Glory Sea will begin sailing to Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay from China’s “Coconut City,” Haikou, after which the ship’s owner, Diamond Cruise International Co., will add other destinations, including Da Nang and Nha Trang, as well as Manila and Boracay in the Philippines, in offerings that will last until May 2018.




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Cruises Celebrity Cruises Awards its Top Travel Partners of 2017

The Celebrity Equinox at Istanbul (Photo credit Tura Turizm, Istanbul, Turkey)Celebrity Cruises has declared the winters of its annual travel industry awards, honors that recognize and celebrate its top travel agency partners. This year, more than 20 awards were handed out to companies from all over the travel industry. (travelagentcentral.com)




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Just-released emissions inventory report finds significant decrease in Port of Vancouver air pollutant emissions since 2010

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has released its third Port Emissions Inventory Report, which indicates air pollutant emissions have decreased significantly since 2010, despite an increase in trade through the port – a result of stronger regulation and investment in technology.




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CLIA Releases 2018 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook and Cruise Travel Trends

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, has released the 2018 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook. The report offers an in-depth look at the cruise industry’s overall global economic impact as well as the trends impacting cruise travel in 2018.




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Keel Laid For Celebrity Flora At De Hoop Shipyard

Celebrity Flora (Rendering, courtesy Celebrity Cruises) (Click to enlarge)Today, December 13, 2017, the keel of our yard number 488 – the expedition cruise vessel ‘Celebrity Flora’ – has been placed on the slipway. The ceremonial keel laying was, as is the tradition, accompanied by placing some coins underneath the keel, this is done to bless the ship and as a symbol of good fortune.




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Princess Cruises Announces 2019 Japan Cruise Program

Princess Cruises, voted the #1 international cruise line in Japan, announced its 2019 program featuring Japanese-built Diamond Princess returning for her sixth season, sailing roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama) and Kobe.




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Abou Merhi Cruises Announces 2018 Deployment

Abou Merhi Cruises announced its 2018 deployment, sailing week-long cruises starting on June 24 from Beirut on the 330-passenger Med Queen (Orient Queen II). The company will offer Sunday departures, and is the only cruise line actively targeting the Lebanese source market. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Royal Caribbean video: Why Take a Cruise to Alaska

Hands down the best way to see Alaska is on a cruise. Travelers can experience the awe of the Inside Passage, with its jaw-dropping scenery and diverse wildlife as well as land based thrills on a variety of curated cruisetours. Royal Caribbean is taking Alaska cruises to the next level by offering some of their best ships, including Radiance of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas.




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Caribbean’s Tourism Return Shows It Is Open and Has Something for Everyone

San Juan, Puerto Rico (Photo courtesy FCCA)Billions of people now know that the Caribbean is open because of the multifaceted, million-dollar campaign by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America.




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Ketchikan, Alaska: Federal report blames cruise ship’s navigators for crash

A federal report blamed cruise ship’s navigators for the boat crashing into a Ketchikan dock last year, causing more than $1 million dollars in damage. The National Transportation Safety Board report was released after a U.S. Coast Guard report concluded that the crash resulted from a combination of factors, the Ketchikan Daily News reported. (seattletimes.com)




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P&O Australia Announces 2019 Deployment

November 25th, 2015: all five of P&O Cruises Australia's fleet sailing into Sydney harbourP&O Australia has announced its 2019 cruise program, featuring some 43 cruises departing from either Sydney or Brisbane, with Pacific Explorer continuing to sail year-round from her homeport of Sydney between May and October 2019 with a mix of eight to 16-night South Pacific cruises, according to a company statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Royal Caribbean’s GoBe unit and Umapped in strategic alliance

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s (RCCL) GoBe digital travel company unit and Umapped, the Canadian collaborative B2B2C itinerary and experience platform for the travel industry, have announced a key partnership to integrate GoBe tours and activities as part of the Umapped collaborative itinerary and experience platform. (cruisebusiness.com)




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Carnival Fascination To Undergo Multi-Million-Dollar Dry Dock Prior to Resuming Year-Round Service From San Juan In February 2018

Carnival Fascination will undergo an extensive multi-million-dollar dry dock that will add a variety of popular food and beverage innovations, including Guy’s Burger Joint developed by Food Network star Guy Fieri, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, BlueIguana Cantina Mexican eatery, Cherry on Top sweets shop, the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar, and a Bonsai Sushi Express venue.




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