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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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Cruise Critic Reveals Best Cruise Ships and Lines in 2017 Editors’ Picks Awards

The best cruise ships and lines of 2017 — spread out among ocean, river and luxury categories — were revealed today in Cruise Critic’s 10th annual Editors’ Picks Awards. MSC Cruises’ MSC Seaside, Uniworld’s Joie de Vivre and Silversea’s Silver Muse took Best New Ship honors in their respective categories.




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Carnival Cruise Line Redesigns Goccl.Com Travel Agent Website

Carnival Cruise Line has redesigned GoCCL.com, the line’s travel agent online resource. Enhancements were made based on extensive travel agent feedback from the line’s Travel Partner Advisory Committee as well as the full agent community through online surveys and an opt-in testing period in October.




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Porthole Cruise Magazine Reveals 55 Cruise-Line Winners of its 19th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Porthole Cruise Magazine, the world’s leading consumer cruise travel magazine, is pleased to announce the winners of its 19th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Winners were determined by thousands of ballots completed by the magazine’s readers and online fans who voted on 55 cruise-related categories from best ships to best itineraries.




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New Wildlife Guidelines from the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)

Seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is a major attraction for travelers visiting the Arctic. New Wildlife Guidelines from the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) aim to help nature lovers enjoy the Arctic fauna safely and without disturbing the birds and animals that they are admiring.




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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Celebrates Record Sales Success And The ‘Best Cruise Line For Groups’ Trophy For A Record Seventh Time

(L-R) Maureen Quinn of ‘Just for Groups!’ presents Sophie Thomas, Sales Executive – Groups, Hayley Walker, Sales Assistant – Groups and Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager – Groups with the trophy alongside special guest and co-host, Magician Ben Hanlin

(L-R) Maureen Quinn of ‘Just for Groups!’ presents Sophie Thomas, Sales Executive – Groups, Hayley Walker, Sales Assistant – Groups and Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager – Groups with the trophy alongside special guest and co-host, Magician Ben Hanlin

Record demand for cruises in October, combined with last week’s bumper sales – 70% higher than the same week last year – has seen Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines smash its annual target for 2017, with ten weeks still to go.




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Farewell to John Honeywell – Mirror Travel’s award-winning cruise columnist Captain Greybeard

Captain Greybeard  blog for the MirrorMirror Travel’s renowned cruise columnist Captain Greybeard has died in a hospital in Hampshire after a short illness. He was 69. ‘Greybeard’ was the pseudonym of John Honeywell, the former Deputy Managing Editor of Mirror Group Newspapers, who left in 2009 after a distinguished Fleet Street career to concentrate on writing about holidays at sea on a full-time basis. (mirror.co.uk)




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Port of Galveston Major Economic Contributor to North America’s Cruise Industry

The Port of Galveston remains the fourth busiest cruise port in the U.S. based upon number of embarking passengers according to a recent study prepared by Business Research and Economic Advisors (BREA) for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The Port has held this ranking since 2012.




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Cruise lines cut China capacity on yield fears: Bernstein

Some cruise lines targeting Chinese customers, many via facilities such as on-board casinos, are actually pulling capacity out of the China market, suggests a new research report. Brokerage Sanford C. Bernstein and Co LLC suggested one reason is major discounting in some market segments resulting in pressure on yield per passenger. (ggrasia.com)




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Virgin Voyages Sets October 31 Unveil Date

Virgin Voyages has announced that it will unveil a “ship tease” during a Facebook Live event on October 31. The company, led by President and CEO Tom McAlpin, is expected to get its first 110,000-ton, 2,800-passenger ship in 2020, and has promised to essentially reinvent the cruise vacation. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Carnival Corporation Debuts PlayOcean Mobile and Interactive Games

Carnival Corporation announced the debut of PlayOcean, a portfolio of original mobile games and in-person interactive experiences that expands gaming into new categories by providing the opportunity to play anytime, anywhere, for cruise guests and consumers alike.




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A free cruise for hurricane victims turned out to be a prank by a ‘heartless’ scammer

One man’s (or woman’s) devastating hurricane is another man’s cash cow. Take a wild guess which one is being called a “soulless, heartless wanker.” That would be the Facebook user who created a fake page advertising a free Carnival cruise for hurricane victims. (miamiherald.com)




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