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Riviera River Cruises Extends to North America




William Wordsworth (Image courtesy of Riviera Travel)With headquarters in Barton-Upon-Trent, Riviera River Cruises carries more UK passengers than any other riverboat operator, Marilyn Conroy, Riviera River Cruises’ vice president of sales for North America, said in the “2020 European River Cruise Market Report” by Cruise Industry News.

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Douglas Ward’s Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2020



In a very long career Douglas Ward has earned a reputation as an honest and meticulous evaluator of cruise shipsBusiness Travel News is in receipt of Douglas Ward’s enormous tome Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships, now in its 35th year. It is 760 pages of small, but readable print. Cruising and Cruise Ships 2020 is up to the normal very high standard, but not perfect. BTN cannot justify the outright winner, Hapag Lloyd Europa 2, an otherwise splendid ship but not disabled passenger friendly. (btnews.co.uk)

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New Zealand Cruise Association: Record cruise season forecast for 2019/2020



New Zealand Cruise Association: Record cruise season forecast for 2019/2020The first week of October marks the beginning of a record breaking summer cruise season, according to the New Zealand Cruise Association. While cruise ships sail from New Zealand ports every month of the year, the first week of October – when the Maasdam and Majestic Princess arrive in Fiordland – marks the beginning of a season which will see more port visits and passengers than ever before. New Zealand ports and regions expect to welcome 1071 port calls and 370,000 cruise passengers during 2019/2020. (etbtravelnews.global)

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Online cruise portals Dreamlines, e-hoi looking for investors -sources

German online cruise portals Dreamlines and e-hoi are planning to raise money to fund their rapid expansion, capitalising on growing demand for luxury holidays, people close to the matter said. Dreamlines, which is backed by Rocket Internet , Global Founders Capital, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Target Global, Dimaventures, Hasso Plattner Ventures, and TruVenturo is working with GCA Altium on the deal, which could value it at more than 200 million euros (176.7 million pounds), the people said. (euronews.com)

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Costa Group: 12.6 Billion Euros And Over 63,000 Jobs Generated In Europe




Costa Pacifica and Costa Luminosa in GenoaCruises confirm their positive contribution to the European and Italian economy. In particular, the Costa Group, a leader in this sector, both in Europe and China, with 3.2 million guests, generated a total economic impact in 2018 of 12.6 billion euros in Europe, creating over 63,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

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CLIA Releases 2019 Environmental Technologies and Practices Report



Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA (logo)The cruise industry has made unprecedented, year-over-year progress in implementing sustainable technologies and practices according to the third annual “Global Cruise Industry Environmental Technologies and Practices Report” released today (Sep.11) and compiled by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

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Cruise tourism brought Svalbard NOK 110 million in earnings in 2018




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A new study of the economic impact of cruise tourism in Svalbard shows that expedition and conventional cruise ships made a substantial contribution to the local economy by purchasing goods and services for more than USD 12 million last year.

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