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. (travelagentcentral.com)
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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.
“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. (travelagentcentral.com)
The Orderbook page at Cybercruises.com 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 has released its first Flagship College Master Class, giving travel agents an easy way to boost their cruise knowledge. (more…)
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…)
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. (cruisecritic.com)
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…)
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. (mdislander.com)
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…)
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.
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. (etbtravelnews.global)
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.
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. (digiday.com)
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, 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.
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…)
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 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-CruisersSaturday, 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 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…)
The China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) has launched a new website ahead of their annual conference, China Cruise Shipping (CCS). (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Aurora 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…)
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…)
Travel Weekly readers have named Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 “Best Luxury Cruise Ship” in the magazine’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards. (more…)
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 GoHAL.com. (more…)
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.