Port Tampa Bay is one of the best places to cruise out of in the world, according to the number of passengers it sees. There were nearly 600,000 cruise line embarkations at the Tampa port last year, based on a biennial study from Cruise Lines International Association. The port has seen 47.7 percent growth since 2016. (bizjournals.com)
Norwegian Encore, Scenic Eclipse and AmaMagna took top honors as the best new cruise ships of 2019 in Cruise Critic’s 12th annual Editors’ Picks Awards. The awards — divided by ocean, luxury and river cruising — are selected by Cruise Critic’s team of international editors for a variety of categories, including best dining, best cabins and best for families. River cruises and luxury cruises are judged separately.
Cruise Critic has named the best cruise ships, lines and ports in the annual UK Editors’ Picks Awards, with Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Discovery picking up the award for “Best New Ship” in the Ocean category. The Awards also honours the best in River and Luxury cruising, with AmaMagna scooping “Best New River Ship” and Scenic Eclipse picking up “Best New Ship” in the Luxury category. (cruisecritic.co.uk)
Overseeing about 25 river vessels for clients like Ama Waterways and Phoenix Reisen, Rivertech provides complete nautical management services, route planning and technical management, said Johan Rijfers, director and CEO, in the “2020 European River Cruise Market Report by Cruise Industry News”. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
New survey results have been released of the Arctic expedition cruise industries efforts to combat marine plastic pollution, including the reduction of single-use plastic onboard and organizing beach cleanups. (more…)
DCS Touristik operates six- to 12-night cruises on the Rhine and up to 15-night cruises on the Danube with its two ships, according to the “2020 European River Cruise Market Report” by Cruise Industry News. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
In the year of Silversea’s 25th anniversary, the cruise line has launched the Lefebvre family book—Sailing through History: A Family Dynasty—which chronicles Silversea’s distinguished heritage, as part of the illustrious history of its founding family. (more…)
This week, Sermersooq municipality launched guidelines for visitors to Nuuk, Paamiut, Tasiilaq and Ittoqqortoormiitt, using a template developed by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). (more…)
The cruise industry is an increasingly dominant player in the U.S. tourism sector according to a new study from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association. (more…)
U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of the world’s best cruises. The report evaluated 176 ships in 17 of the top cruise lines to determine the rankings in six categories including best cruise lines for the money and best luxury cruise lines. (forbes.com)
Operating a fleet that includes paddlewheelers capable of playing one meter of water, CroisieEurope is exploring relatively unusual waterways, according to the “2020 European River Cruise Market Report by Cruise Industry News”.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. have announced the launch of the “Command Center”, an internal portal with military resources, as well as Dream Vacations’ recent number-one ranking as the Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur magazine. (travelagentcentral.com)
New data from CruiseCompete for November 2019 shows the cruise industry continues to thrive. The CruiseTrends report provides information on the most popular cruise trends among consumers, including the most requested cruise ships, lines and travel dates for premium, luxury and river cruising. (travelpulse.com)