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Stats: 34.3 Percent of Cruise Travelers Stay on the Ship in Port

Monday, March 27th, 2017

After being administered to the U.S. Internet population and receiving 1,529 answers, a survey conducted by Allianz Global Assistance concluded that a surprising 34.3 percent of cruise travelers prefer to stay on the ship the entire time or a majority of the time. (

Improving cruise port infrastructure in the Med

Friday, March 24th, 2017

MedCruise was invited to contribute with an article at the latest version of the International Cruise & Ferry Review (Issue 50, Spring 2017), with MedCruise Secretary General Thanos Pallis providing input on the continuous upgrade of cruise port infrastructure in the Med, and the need for longer term engagement of cruise lines, in order to improve planning.

Analyst Sees Solid Cruise Booking Year, Strong Wave Season

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

“Seeing strong volume late in Wave Season”, is Robin Farley, a cruise industry analyst with UBS Investment Services. In advance of Carnival Corporation’s upcoming earnings report, she provided these tidbits for investors. (

Cruise Ship Orderbook at Updated

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The Orderbook page at has been updated with the images concerning the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Project Leonardo ships, the Celebrity Cruises’ “Edge” class and the Sunstone’s X-Bow expeditions ships.

P&O Cruises Australia Launches First Flagship College Master Class

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

P&O Cruises has released its first Flagship College Master Class, giving travel agents an easy way to boost their cruise knowledge. (more…)

CLIA Announces significant increase of European Cruise Travellers in 2016

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) confirms a 3.4 per cent increase of European passengers compared with 2015, essentially lead by the German and UK & Ireland markets, according to its annual CLIA survey*, presented this week by Kyriakos Anastassiadis, chairman CLIA Europe and CEO of Celestyal Cruises, at Seatrade Cruise Global 2017. (more…)

UK Ocean and River Cruise Passenger Numbers Set New Records in 2016

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

A record 1.9 million holidaymakers from the UK and Ireland took an ocean cruise in 2016 — up by 100,000 on 2015. The 5.5 percent increase outpaced all other European cruise markets and put the UK just behind Germany, which passed the two million mark for the first time, according to figures released by the Cruise Line Industry Association. (

The Mediterranean continues attracting cruisers says the MedCruise Statistical Report

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

MedCruise presented today to the cruise world gathered in Fort Lauderdale for Seatrade Cruise Global, the 2017 edition of the MedCruise Statistical Report, covering in detail the cruise activities in its member ports during 2016. (more…)

European river cruise market grew 2,7% to 1.36 million passengers 2016

Monday, March 13th, 2017

The 128-passenger Avalon Tapestry II in Paris (Photo: Avalon Waterways)The number of passengers on river cruises in Europe increased by 2.7% to 1.36 million last year, figures released by IG River Cruise, an industry association based in Basel in Switzerland said in statement. (

Passengers on cruise ships visiting Bar Harbor, Maine, in 2016 spent about $15 million

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Passengers on cruise ships visiting Bar Harbor in 2016 spent about $15 million while here, for an estimated economic impact of $20.2 million, according to a study by University of Maine economists. The study results come as the town is embroiled in debate over the cruise ship industry and a plan to convert the former international ferry terminal facility on Eden Street to a cruise terminal. (

MSC Remains Top Cruise Line in Europe

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Marseille - The Cruise Terminal with MSC FantasiaMSC Cruises is holding onto its number one spot in Europe, according to the 2017-2018 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

Risposte Turismo research focuses on the role of the Mediterranean on the world cruise scene

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Aereal view of the port of Ancona (Source: MedCruise)A drop of 7.1% in passengers handled (embarking, disembarking and in transit) in Italian cruise ports (10.3 million) and 9.6% in calls (4,500), due in particular to the lower number of cruise ships that will be passing through the ports in the Mediterranean compared to 2016. (more…)

New Cruise Line Executives Who’s Who Page

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Cruise Industry News has launched a new website page, a cruise industry who’s who of the top executives at all major cruise brands with a photo guide covering all small and large cruise companies.

Australian Travel Agents turn to Princess’ Isaac for quick and easy online advice

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Princess Cruises has revealed that agents are increasingly turning to Isaac for advice with the cruise line’s online chat service fielding more than 84,000 queries since its launch in Australia in late 2015. (

Cruise Bookings Show Solid Growth in 2017, According to Travel Leaders Group Survey

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Today, Travel Leaders Group released its travel survey data specific to the cruise industry, which together with real-time current booking data indicates increased demand among leisure travelers for cruise vacations in 2017.

How Birchbox, Carnival Cruise and more use the Instagram album feature

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Within a week after Instagram introduced an album feature that lets users upload up to 10 videos and static images in one single post, brands like Birchbox and Carnival Cruise Line are already testing it. (

PPI Group Stands as Official Media Host of Seatrade Cruise Global for Fifth Year

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

PPI Group has once again been selected as the official media host of Seatrade Cruise Global 2017, the cruise industry’s leading annual international exhibition and conference, which takes place March 13–16, 2017, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. (more…)

The Development Network and Cruise Industry News Confirm Lead Media Partnership

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Development Network, event organizers of Passenger Ship Safety Southampton and Passenger Ship Safety Miami, and the Cruise Industry News, the leading independent media source covering the cruise ship industry, have today announced a Lead Media Partnership agreement concerning the above events.

Best Ever Cruise Excellence Awards Celebrates Tenth Anniversary in Cartagena, Spain

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The ceremony of the Cruise Excellence Awards has succeeded in surpassing the success of previous editions. Over 350 attendees filled the “El Batel” Auditorium and enjoyed the special gala now in its tenth anniversary. (more…)

Cruise Critic’s 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards Winners Revealed

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Disney DreamFor the fifth consecutive year, Disney Cruise Line has taken top honors in Cruise Critic’s annual Cruisers’ Choice Awards, with Cruise Critic reviewers choosing Disney Dream as the “Best Overall” large cruise ship for the third year in a row. (

ICV Issues Update on the Cruise Line Safety Reports for 2016

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

International Cruise Victims Association (ICV) has worked for years to have more comprehensive safety on cruise ships. Through their efforts in working with Congress, in 2016 new cruise ship crime reporting requirements took effect, according to ICV. (more…)

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine Embark on Exclusive Partnership

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine announce an exclusive partnership that will unite the soul-stirring power of travel with O’s deep commitment to connection and personal growth.

CLIA Releases The Cruise Travel Report: Attitudes, Behaviors and Travel Preferences of Cruisers and Non-Cruisers

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the Cruise Travel Report a revealing look at the attitudes, behaviors and travel preferences of cruisers and non-cruisers. (more…)

Princess Cruises Named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Friday, January 20th, 2017

The Regal PrincessPrincess Cruises received top honors in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards, being named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” after the cruise line was nominated by cruise industry experts and ultimately voted on by USA TODAY readers. (more…)

China Cruise Shipping Launches New Website

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) has launched a new website ahead of their annual conference, China Cruise Shipping (CCS). (

Aurora Expeditions Launches the Definitive Guide to Polar Photography 

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland IslandsAurora Expeditions is delighted to introduce its very own Polar Photography Handbook, a guide written by expert photographers on how to achieve the best possible shots in the polar regions. (more…)

Crystal and HCP Media Unveil Crystal Living In-Suite Publication

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

As it continues forward with the epic expansion of its brand and award-winning fleet, Crystal has unveiled an artful in-suite book that commemorates the spirit of what the company has dubbed The New Crystal – The World’s Most Luxurious Hospitality & Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™. (more…)

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Named Best Luxury Cruise Ship

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Hamburg panorama with Elbphilharmonie and Queen Mary 2 (Photo / Jörg Modrow)Travel Weekly readers have named Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 “Best Luxury Cruise Ship” in the magazine’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards. (more…)

Holland America Line Launches Redesigned PartnerSHIPS Portal for Travel Professionals

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Travel professionals will now have an easier time becoming Holland America Line experts with the launch of the company’s redesigned PartnerSHIPS travel professional portal at (more…)

Seabourn Receives 22 Top Travel Awards In 2016

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The Seabourn Sojourn in LondonAs the 2016 travel awards season comes to a close, Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, wrapped up the year with a total of 22 industry awards, several of which were readers’ choice nominations.

New Orleans Targeting The 1M Passenger Club

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Carnival Sunshine, formerly known as the Carnival Destiny in New Orleans“The magic number for us with the homeported vessels we have here is one million (passengers) and we expect to be around that number again for 2017,” Don Allee, director of cruise and tourism at the Port of New Orleans, told Cruise Industry News when interviewed in November.

CLIA Releases 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook and Cruise Travel Trends Forecast

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook, detailing a steady pace of cruise travel interest and significant investment in the industry. CLIA is also predicting the top eight cruise travel trends that will have an impact on the industry in the coming year.