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”Managing Your Diabetes on a Cruise” Editorial Column by Elisabeth Almekinder at

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Bon Voyage!!! But wait…let’s make sure that you will have a good voyage. When you have diabetes, you may have many questions about going on cruise. Sure, it sounds great.

Cunard and The New York Times collaborate to offer “The Crossword Crossing”

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Cunard and The New York Times have collaborated again, this time to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The New York Times crossword. (more…)

Fred. Olsen was voted ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ in the ‘2017 Silver Travel Awards’ and ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ in the ‘2017 Group Travel Awards’

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to be voted ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ – for the second year in a row – in the prestigious ‘2017 Silver Travel Awards’, held at world-famous Madame Tussauds, London on the evening of 8th June 2017. (more…)

Carnival Corporation Wins Top Global Award for Best Sustainability Report

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Carnival Corporation announced it has been recognized for producing the year’s most engaging and informative sustainability report in the 10th annual Corporate Register Reporting Awards, the only annual global awards program honoring excellence in corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting.

Former crew member writes a tell-all: “12 Hours in Havana: Build your perfect day in Cuba” is now available as an eBook on Amazon

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

In the cruise-lit world, the crew member nonfiction format rarely strays from the memoir. Greg Shapiro, who worked as a crew member for both Royal Caribbean and Fathom Travel, is breaking the mold with his new book “12 Hours in Havana: Build your perfect day in Cuba”. (more…)

Port Saint John: Economic impact study finds cruise tourism provides $49.9 million in annual impact to New Brunswick

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Port Saint John released updated economic impact figures for the cruise sector in New Brunswick today (June 6) which show total annual impact from the cruise industry in New Brunswick has risen from $41.5 million per year to $49.9 million per year, an increase of 20%. (more…)

The Adventure Cruise Guide is back in print and online

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The Adventure Cruise Guide is coming back in print and supported by a solid digital and social media presence that will reach into every nook and crevice of the media landscape. (

Fred. Olsen is crowned ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ in the ‘2017 Group Travel Awards’

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has once again been crowned ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ by readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine, in its prestigious ‘2017 Group Travel Awards’. (more…)

Stats: 77 Percent of Agents Say Cruise Volume Is Up, CLIA Reports

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the first Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2017, uncovering cruise travel trends and key insights from within the travel agent industry. (

Cruise Lines International Association Releases Official Global Passenger Numbers For 2016

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced the cruise industry has surpassed 2016 ocean cruise passenger projections, reaching 24.7 million cruise passengers globally up from a projection of 24.2 million.

River Cruise Experts Weigh in on Best Sales Practices

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Travel advisors from around the U.S. weigh in on the best practices to boost river cruise bookings in the “2017 River Cruise Focus” from Questex. (

Celestyal Cruises launches its new website

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Celestyal Cruises, announces the launch of its new website. Created to provide the best-possible user experience, the redesigned site, now compatible with all browsers and mobile devices, offers visitors a faster, simpler booking process and a comprehensive introduction to the company’s cruises, services and unique selling points. (more…)

Brand New 360ᵒ Crystal Preview Surrounds Travelers in the Crystal Experience

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Crystal has unveiled the Crystal Preview, taking guests “through the lens” of select Crystal experiences with 360-degree videos of onboard spaces and itinerary locales through interactive videos on the company’s website. (more…)

Entrepreneur Magazine Names Cruise Planners to “Best of the Best” List

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Entrepreneur Magazine has named Cruise Planners to its 2017 Best of the Best list, making it the only travel franchise to appear on the 2017 list. The Best of the Best list recognizes elite franchises that ranked at the top of their industry categories in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. (

Carnival Cruise Line Named ‘Most Trusted Cruise Line In America’ By Reader’s Digest For Third Consecutive Year

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Carnival Vista: the  SkyrideFor the third consecutive year, Carnival Cruise Line has been named Most Trusted Cruise Line in America by Reader’s Digest, a Trusted Media Brands, Inc. (TMBI) company and one of the nation’s largest and most respected media brands.

Australia’s Cruise Industry Sails to Record Highs in 2016

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Queen Elizabeth at SydneyThe Australian cruise market has grown by 21 per cent, with 1,281,159 Australians taking a cruise in 2016. The growth of 222,378 passengers is the biggest increase on record, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia’s 2016 Australian Ocean Passenger Cruise Industry Source Market Report.

Carnival Australia Brands Supercharge Record Surge in Cruise Passenger Numbers In Australia

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Australia’s largest cruise operator Carnival Australia says the growth in cruising on its locally-based ships has helped fuel a staggering 21 per cent increase in the number of Australians taking an ocean cruise. (more…)

It’s the Final Countdown: National Geographic Quest to Launch June 26

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The National Geographic Quest is currently being built in Seattle and will make her first voyage on 26 June 2017The new ship is scheduled to launch June 26, and to drum up excitement the cruise line has launched a countdown on its blog with behind-the-scenes footage from the shipyard, time-lapse videos of the construction process, interviews with the team behind the ship, and more. (

Arctic tourism organizations launch guidelines for community visits in the Arctic

Friday, May 12th, 2017

In April, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), Visit Greenland, Cruise Iceland, Visit Svalbard and the Northern Norway Tourist Board presented a set of Community Guidelines aimed at Arctic tourists. (more…)

DATA VIZ: See how Alaska’s cruise tourism tax impacts the state

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Data is sourced from Alaska’s Dept. of Commerce, Community and Economic Development’s Commercial Passenger Vessel Excise Tax’s February 2017. (

CLIA: Awareness, Popularity of Cruises Continues to Rise

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released more good news for the cruise industry as part of its first Cruise Industry Consumer Outlook of 2017, conducted in partnership with J.D. Power. (

One tourist at a time can help save the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle from extinction

Friday, May 5th, 2017

“Cruise ship passengers in particular need to be discerning when purchasing souvenirs. Several sellers of turtleshell reported that their top purchasers come from international cruise ships and these companies have an opportunity to help stop this trade by educating their clients on how to avoid turtleshell products,” said said Brad Nahill, President and Co-Founder of SEE Turtles and director of Too Rare To Wear.

Cruise Industry Surpasses $100 Million Mark For The First Time In Atlantic Canada

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

The Atlantic Canada Cruise Association (ACCA) is very pleased to report that direct spending by the cruise industry in Atlantic Canada in 2016 totalled $102 million. These details come from a recent study titled, “The Economic Contribution of the International Cruise Industry in Canada 2016.” (more…)

Carnival Introducing Online Pre-Sale Wi-Fi Packages On Carnival.Com

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line is now offering guests an opportunity to pre-purchase Wi-Fi packages on prior to their cruise. The pre-purchase option is currently available on two ships – Carnival Vista and Carnival Fascination – with fleetwide rollout expected by mid-summer. (more…)

Latest Antarctic Tourism Figures Released by IAATO

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Skorpios 3 - Cruceros Maritimos SkorpiosThe International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) announced its tourism figures for the 2016-2017 Antarctic season at the start of its annual meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. (more…)

Fewer Americans Considering Travel to Cuba?

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Cuba, Havana: Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristobal (Photo credit Gorupdebesanez at Global Assistance has released the findings of a survey that show that a year since the U.S. government’s easing of travel restrictions to Cuba Americans are less interested in taking a trip to the country than in 2016. (

Washington Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Cruise Passenger Safety

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA), Ted Poe (R-TX) and Jim Himes (D-CT) have introduced the so-called Cruise Passenger Protection Act (CPPA) to strengthen passenger safety on cruise ships. (

Norwegian Cruise Line Infographic: 50 Years

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line’s 50 Year History is now available for download from Cruise Industry News as a PDF infographic. The infographic was designed and developed by Cruise Industry News, and first published in the 2017 Cruise Industry News Spring Quarterly Magazine.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Releases 2016 Environmental Report

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH), a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, today (24 Apr.) released its 2016 Environmental Report and unveiled its global environmental program, ‘Sail & Sustain’, in observance of Earth Day. (

Cruise ship industry contributes $3.2 billion to the Canadian economy in 2016

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Cruise ships, together with their passengers and crew, make a significant annual contribution to the Canadian economy – and cruise industry spending is increasing at a healthy rate in all three of Canada’s major coastal cruise regions – BC, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. (

New York and Dubai named as the World’s ‘Instagram hotspots’ a research by Cruise Specialists Iglu Cruise reveals

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Social butterflies around the world are perfecting the art of the ‘selfie’ and creating ‘celebrity-style’ Instagram feeds by uploading approximately 1-2 pictures per day when away on a holiday, new research has found. (more…)

MedCruise welcomes European Blue Growth report

Friday, April 21st, 2017

MedCruise welcomes the European Commission intensive to undertake a series of steps to further translating this strategy to actions, especially the recognition that coastal and maritime tourism are among the sectors with potential for sustainable blue growth. (more…)