Cruise Arrivals Surge in Barbados

The Bridgetown Port in Barbados put up big numbers in 2017, according to a prepared statement, recording 818,752 cruise arrivals over the previous year’s 725,020, for a total increase of 12.9%. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Kenya’s tourism stakeholders upbeat over growth of cruise tourism

Kenya’s tourism stakeholders on Thursday expressed optimism about the growth of cruise tourism next season which begins in September. The Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers Coast Executive Director Sam Ikwaye said the arrival of six cruise ships at the Kenyan coast is a sign of confidence for the destination. (xinhuanet.com)




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Port of Tampa Breaks Weekend Cruise Record

Port Tampa BayPort Tampa Bay saw a record number of cruise ship passengers during two recent weekends. 19,876 guests arrived and departed ships the weekend of February 3 and 4, breaking the previous record. Then last weekend, February 17 and 18, there was a total of 22,960 passengers, breaking the record again. (cruiseradio.net)




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Roenne, Denmark, Is Expecting 45% More Cruiselines This Year

The expected growth in the number of cruiselines visiting Roenne in 2018 is estimated at being 45 % up on 2017. This development is expected to continue due to the port extending its facilities to accommodate ships up to 350m in length from June 1 2019.




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Seattle ready to welcome over one million passengers

The preliminary schedule for the local 2018 cruise season anticipates another record-breaking year, with 214 cruise ships with about 1.1 million passengers expected to call at the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 91 and Pier 66.




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Princess Cruises Newest Promotion Offers Guests an Opportunity to Experience the Transformative Power of Travel

Princess Cruises (logo)Princess Cruises announced today the Come Back New Sale, offering guests free gratuities and the opportunity to experience the line’s award-winning service and onboard experiences. In addition to free gratuities, guests book with a low $100 refundable deposit during the Come Back New sale, and are offered a savings of up to $300 per person on flights booked through Princess EZair.




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Two million passengers visited Southampton in 2017

Azura at Ocean Cruise Terminal Southampton (Courtesy ABP)Two million passengers visited Southampton in 2017 and brought with them a massive multi-million pound cash injection to the local economy. Every time a cruiseship visits Southampton, it is estimated to bring a cash boost of £2m (€2.26m) and in 2017 there were more than 500 calls.




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Celebrity Cancels Dec. 3 Edge Preview Cruise

The 117,000-ton 2,900-berth Celebrity Cruises' Edge class ship (Artist impression)Celebrity Cruises has cancelled the December 3 three-night preview sailing for its new upcoming cruise ship, the Celebrity Edge, “as a result of unforeseen changes,” a cruise line representative tells Travel Agent. (travelagentcentral.com)




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Akureyri, Iceland, Opens Small Ship Pier In 2019

The Port of Akureyri has not forgotten its promise to accommodate smaller vessels closer to the town centre and is investing €5m in constructing a new pier which will open for business in 2019.




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