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.
Business 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)
Condé Nast Traveler readers rank the top cruise lines in the world, from mega ships to river cruises. Your top picks are all repeat winners, with Crystal leading the pack as No.1 in not one, but three categories. (cntraveler.com)
Shufflrr has released a case study showing how it has saved a major cruise operator significant resources by reigning in their marketing efforts through a presentation management strategy, culminating in thousand of saved man hours. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The 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)
The cruise industry’s commitment to sustainability is being showcased in a new consumer-focused publication released today (Oct.2) by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia as part of its annual Cruise Month campaign.
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)
Cruises 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.
Cruise Planners recently launched all new travel advisor websites with three different visual treatments featuring unique content for travel advisors to choose from. These different website options provide our advisors with the flexibility of operating multiple websites; each with their own theme.
Fresh off the press, Crystal has unveiled its latest Crystal Living magazine, an annual publication that delves deeply into experiences, destinations and onboard luxuries found around the world with the company’s portfolio of global journeys.
AdventureSmith Explorations is excited to announce the launch of our newly designed and enhanced website, now with a larger-format image experience (see the homepage), easier navigation, a Wishlist for saving favorite trips and deals and a refreshed mobile interface.
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).
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.
Carnival Cruise Line is further refining the newly redesigned GoCCL Navigator booking engine with the addition of a dashboard that enables travel advisors to quickly view and support existing bookings and booked clients.