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Cruise Ship Design Trends Report Now Available

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Cruise Industry News has released the debut edition of its Design Trends Report, profiling the leading cruise ship designers across the globe.

The World’s Best Cruise Lines: Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Disney Magic arriving at New York Disney Magic arriving at New York with Manhattan in the background (Courtesy Disney Cruise LineCondé Nast Traveler readers ranked the best cruise lines in the world in our 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards survey, including large ships (more than 2,500 passengers), medium ships (500 to 2,500 passengers), small ships (fewer than 500 passengers), and river cruises. (more…)

Port of Galveston Major Economic Contributor to North America’s Cruise Industry

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

The Port of Galveston remains the fourth busiest cruise port in the U.S. based upon number of embarking passengers according to a recent study prepared by Business Research and Economic Advisors (BREA) for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The Port has held this ranking since 2012. (more…)

Princess Cruises brings US sleep expert to Australia

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

New research released today by Princess Cruises shows that Australians are using their annual leave to catch-up on sleep, with a third (30%) of all people taking time off work to chip away at sleep debt, sleep sacrificed during the work week. (etbtravelnews.global)

Galveston still 4th-busiest U.S. cruise terminal

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Embarkations from Galveston increased 35 percent to 869,923 passengers in 2016, up from 642,000 in 2014, according to the Cruise Lines International Association’s 2016 Economic Impact Analysis released Wednesday. (chron.com)

Cruise lines cut China capacity on yield fears: Bernstein

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Some cruise lines targeting Chinese customers, many via facilities such as on-board casinos, are actually pulling capacity out of the China market, suggests a new research report. Brokerage Sanford C. Bernstein and Co LLC suggested one reason is major discounting in some market segments resulting in pressure on yield per passenger. (ggrasia.com)

Virgin Voyages Sets October 31 Unveil Date

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Virgin Voyages has announced that it will unveil a “ship tease” during a Facebook Live event on October 31. The company, led by President and CEO Tom McAlpin, is expected to get its first 110,000-ton, 2,800-passenger ship in 2020, and has promised to essentially reinvent the cruise vacation. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

China Cruise Capacity to Drop 13 Percent in 2018

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Major cruise lines will cut back in the Chinese market next year, as market capacity is estimated to be down 13.3 percent, according to the “2018 China Market Report by Cruise Industry News”.

Carnival Corporation Debuts PlayOcean Mobile and Interactive Games

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Carnival Corporation announced the debut of PlayOcean, a portfolio of original mobile games and in-person interactive experiences that expands gaming into new categories by providing the opportunity to play anytime, anywhere, for cruise guests and consumers alike. (more…)

Stats: 85 Percent of Millennials Show Increased Interest in Cruise Travel

Monday, September 25th, 2017

The new Cruise Industry Consumer Outlook, conducted on behalf of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), found men and Millennials are more interested in taking a cruise among all travelers surveyed. (travelagentcentral.com)

A free cruise for hurricane victims turned out to be a prank by a ‘heartless’ scammer

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

One man’s (or woman’s) devastating hurricane is another man’s cash cow. Take a wild guess which one is being called a “soulless, heartless wanker.” That would be the Facebook user who created a fake page advertising a free Carnival cruise for hurricane victims. (miamiherald.com)

Survey: 94 Percent of Advisors Think Cruise Lines Handled Hurricane Shifts Well

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

More than 94 percent of travel agents polled in a TravelAgentCentral.com survey say the cruise industry performed well or did a reasonable job during the hurricane issues of the past month. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise Industry News Launches New Digital Magazine Platform

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Cruise Industry News Quarterly Magazine has been expanded to work on all mobile and desktop devices, with a new web-based app offered by Cruise Industry News.

iExpedition debuts a specialised booking system for Polar cruises

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

For travellers seeking an experience that is more than a typical ‘bucket list’ experience, iExpedition.com brings together​ ​Australia’s​ ​largest​ ​selection​ ​of​ ​Polar​ ​cruises. (more…)

(Update) Cruise Ship Orderbook at Cybercruises.com

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The Orderbook page at Cybercruises.com has been updated (images as well) with the latest announcements of news construction from Silversea Cruises (Silver Moon at Fincantieri Genova, with delivery in 2020) and Coral Expeditions (new class of expeditions ship at Vard Fincantieri, delivery for mid 2019).

CLIA Releases 2017 Asia Cruise Trends and North Asia Economic Impact Study

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), releases the findings from two new reports about the Asian Cruise market. The first, 2017 Asia Cruise Trends, is a comprehensive analysis of the cruise industry within Asia. The second, the 2016 North Asia Economic Impact Study, reveals the economic impact the cruise industry has had to the North Asian market.

Cruise Baltic launches new digital offers

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Smart phones, tablets and the like have for long been tools of how to find information easy and fast. Now the cruise network Cruise Baltic has made some new digital offers that should support both travel agents and crew members. (more…)

Celebrity Cruises Partners with Public Television Series Moveable Feast

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Celebrity Cruises invites guests to dig into the modern luxury brand’s newest iconic culinary partnership with Fine Cooking magazine and its Emmy® Award-nominated Public Television series Moveable Feast – introducing Moveable Feast with Celebrity Cruises. (more…)

Brazil Wants to Grow Cruise Market Substantially

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

The Brazilian government wants to boost its cruise business after years of decline that recently saw the market dip to 2007 levels, according to the 2017-2018 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

Northwest Passage Commemorative Coffee Table Book Added to ‘Exclusively Crystal’ Collection

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Crystal’s 2016 history-making voyage through the elusive region is now commemorated in the gloriously colorful pages of the Northwest Passage Coffee Table Book: Aboard Crystal Serenity August 2016. (more…)

SkySea Wins MICE Innovation Award

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

The SkySea Golden Era (Ex Celebrity Century)SkySea Cruise Line has won the “MICE Innovation of the Year” award for cruise operators in the 2017 China Travel & Meetings Industry Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by M&C China Magazine, took place in Beijing, August 22, 2017. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Corporation Launches Sustainability Website, Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today released its 2016 sustainability report as part of the launch of its new dedicated sustainability website (www.carnivalsustainability.com). (more…)

PPI Group Plans to Celebrate 30th Anniversary with World Record Attempt

Monday, August 14th, 2017

PPI Group, the esteemed leader in cruise, travel, and hospitality custom publishing, video production, and onboard and shoreside shopping programs is proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary in a big — albeit small — way in 2017: by attempting to set a Guinness World Record for Fitting the Most People in an Interior Cruise Ship Cabin. (more…)

Princess Cruises Eighth Annual Relaxation Report Reveals Half of Americans Don’t Get the Sleep They Need

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Leading up to National Relaxation Day on August 15, Princess Cruises has released the results of its eighth annual Relaxation Report, which has revealed that when it comes to relaxation and sleep, many Americans are in need of a wakeup call.

Jamaica Cruise Newsletter Released

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Designed to inform the cruise industry, travel trade and the media on tourism and cruise-related destination information, the quarterly newsletter will help keep readers familiar with the many ways in which cruise passengers can enjoy their time in Jamaica either pre- or post-cruise as well as during a port call, according to a statement from the tourist board. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

MaineCruisePro Setting Sail To New Heights

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

MaineCruisePro offers a wide range of consulting services for ports, cruise lines, and cruise industry stakeholders in Maine and beyond. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line Launches “Agentpalooza Rockin’ Moments” On Facebook

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line is launching an “Agentpalooza Rockin’ Moments” contest for travel agents on its trade Facebook page starting today through September 1, 2017. (more…)

Barcelona is the UK’s most searched holiday destination. Research has looked into the most popular holiday locations, as favoured by the UK public

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Barcelona tops the list as the UK’s most favoured holiday destination, with a massive 522,800 searches per month, research has revealed. This was closely followed by long-haul destinations Bali and Cape Verde, which are becoming increasingly popular amongst the UK public. (more…)

Valletta Cruise Port named as Top-Rated Mediterranean Cruise Destination

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Malta. La Valletta Prinsendam, MSC Splendida and MSC Musica (Image by Custom Aerial Photos)Valletta Cruise Port, a subsidiary of Global Ports Holding has been named as Top-Rated Mediterranean Cruise Destination in Cruise Critic’s 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. (more…)

More Alaska cruise ship visitors in the forecast for 2018

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Princess Cruises Announces Largest Alaska Deployment Ever in 2018More tourists will come to Alaska next summer on cruise ships. Research by Wells Fargo Securities predicts about 6 percent growth from this summer’s number, which is a little more than a million passengers. The company projects growth from 5 to 10 percent in other markets around the world. (krbd.org)

Cruise.Co Acquires German OTA, Making it Europe’s Largest

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Cruise.co, which operates what is calls the UK’s largest cruise website, has announced the completion of its acquisition of the German cruise travel agency Kreuzfahrtberater.de, in a transaction totalling 25 million euro. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Top Cruise Port, Private Island Named in Cruise Critic’s Annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The Danube in BudapestBudapest, Castaway Cay, Glacier Bay and Europe’s rivers won top honors in the second annual Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards, which were revealed Wednesday. (cruisecritic.com)