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Naval Rocha Offers Small Ship Refits in Lisbon



The Clio, SeaDream I and Corinthian all spent time at Naval Rocha in Lisbon late last year. “We are getting bookings about one year in advance, but sometimes farther out, we already have a ship for 2020,” said Sergio Rodrigues, commercial director, in the “2019 Drydocking and Refurbishment Report” by Cruise Industry News.

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Asia-Pacific Cruise Capacity Slips in Readjustment Period




Early on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai's famous skylineSupply is down in Asia-Pacific in 2019, as cruise lines have modified deployments and redeployed ships primarily away from the Chinese market in a readjustment year, according to data in the 2019 “Cruise Industry News Annual Report”. The region will account for some 12.3 percent of global cruise capacity in 2019, well down from its 15.7 percent market share peak in 2017, when the Chinese market was as hot as could be. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Carnival Corporation Releases Third-Party Study Confirming Advanced Air Quality Systems Are Positive for Environment



Carnival Corporation & plc  (logo)Carnival Corporation & plc released the results of an independent, two-year scientific wash-water study that shows the company’s Advanced Air Quality Systems are a safe and effective means for compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 requirements, which include regulations for cleaner air emissions and strict wash-water quality standards.

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Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Award Winners Revealed




The most popular cruise ships, according to consumer reviews shared on Cruise Critic over the past 12 months, were revealed today in Cruise Critic’s 9th annual Cruisers’ Choice Awards. Among the lines with winning ships are Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises in the Large category; Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises and MSC Cruises in the Mid-Size category; Viking Ocean Cruises, which swept the Small-Mid category; and Silversea Cruises and Paul Gauguin Cruises in the Small category.

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Cruise Industry Creates Over 12,500 Jobs in the Baltic Region




Nyhavn District in Copenhagen (Photo credit skeeze at pixabay.com)More people than ever before are cruising in the Baltic Sea, and that is showing on the positive economic impact in the region. According to a new Economic Impact Study, the cruise industry generated a total output of EUR 1.5 billion in 2018, which supported exactly 12,595 total jobs in the Baltic region.

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Stats: Insured Cruise Trips Up 1,112% in 2018



Insured vacations saw a big increase in 2018, particularly cruises, which were up over 1,000 percent. That’s according to new research from Generali Global Assistance’s Travel Insurance division, compiled its finding from its proprietary data on insured travel for the 2018 season. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Snowbow are proud to announce the launch of our brand new website




“At long, last, we have actually managed to build and open our brand new website. This might not mean a lot to some of you, but in this world of today, which is all but totally reliant on the internet, it is essential that we now shed our old clothes and get into fashion. With our new site, we can now offer you so much more”, says Des Cox, cofounder of Snowbow.

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CLIA Travel Agents Cite River Cruises as a Trend Appealing to “New to Cruise” Travelers




Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA (logo)According to the latest Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report, river cruises are currently one of the hottest trends in the cruise industry. In fact, nearly four out of five travel agents (79 percent) stated a river cruise is a great way to introduce “new to cruise” travelers to cruising.

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Canada releases new advisory for cruise vacations



Many Canadians use the beginning of a new year, and the beginning of Canada’s cold winter, to get some highly anticipated vacation time away from home. According to latest Travel Markets Outlook reports from The Conference Board of Canada, a growing number of Canadian households plan to take a winter vacation this year. (finance.yahoo.com)

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