Author: Stefano Fermi

Norwegian Cruise Line to withdraw from China market after ‘damas’ eat away profits



The Norwegian Joy (Courtesy Meyer Werft / Norwegian Cruise Line)Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced that it is planning to withdraw from the China market, and though it says it was part of a shift in its overall strategy, a recent passenger suggests it was eaten out of house and home by gluttonous “Chinese damas,” middle-aged Chinese women. (taiwannews.com.tw)

Tags:

Posted in: News

Low Water Levels Affecting Danube, Rhine River Cruises



The Danube in BudapestWater levels are so low on Europe’s Danube and Rhine Rivers that some lines are being forced to reduce week-long cruises to just two days’ sailing. A dry summer with little rain has led to numerous pinch-points along the Danube, particularly the stretches between Budapest and Vienna and Vilshofen to Nuremberg. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

Tags:

Posted in: News

AAA: Cruise Travelers Looking For More Luxury




Mega-size cruise ships that can carry upwards of 5,000 passengers are becoming more common on the high seas and are popular with a wide range of travelers, including those looking for a premium cruise vacation. At the same time, an analysis of AAA Travel’s cruise booking data from the last 12 months reveals an emerging trend of vacationers increasingly selecting smaller-ship voyages on luxury ocean and river cruise lines.

Posted in: Books / Publications / Websites / Blogs / News

Double Call for Bodrum Cruise Port



Bodrum Cruise Port (Courtesy GPH)Bodrum Cruise Port, operated by Global Ports Holding, saw a double call on Oct. 16, 2018 as the Mein Schiff 4 from TUI Cruises was joined by the new Le Laperouse from Ponant. Together, the two ships accounted for over 2,900 guests going ashore in the Turkish port, according to a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Tags:

Posted in: News

CLIA UK & Ireland to host expedition cruise event in London 28 March 2019



Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA (logo)CLIA UK & Ireland said it will hold its first ever expedition cruise event. “Taking place on 28 March 2019 in London, the all-day event will include trends talks and commentary from experts both inside and outside the industry,” the organisation said in a statement. (cruisebusiness.com)

Tags: ,

Posted in: Event / Convention / Exhibition / News

More popular than ever – cruise passengers love Stockholm



Statsgården pier in central Stockholm (Courtesy Ports of Stockholm)The number of cruise passengers travelling via Ports of Stockholm is continually rising, and has set a new record again this year. During the cruise season 268 vessels called at Ports of Stockholm, with a maiden cruise call this year at the Port of Kapellskär.

Tags:

Posted in: News

Across Oceans Group Navigates the International Cruise Line, Travel & Hospitality Industry for Vendors, Suppliers, Buyers & Product Innovation

Across Oceans Group is the McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain & Company of the International Cruise Line Industry. Located near Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, Carnival Corporation, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line and trusted advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments, and institutions.

Posted in: News

MHA: Building Strong Relationships Between Vendors and Cruise Lines




“It’s a simple mission: to bring people together in an environment to build productive relationships,” said John McGirl, president of the Marine Hotel Association (MHA), and chief operations officer at The World. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Posted in: News

We are using cookies on our website

Please confirm, if you accept our tracking cookies. You can also decline the tracking, so you can continue to visit our website without any data sent to third party services.