Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade organization, is releasing the latest global cruise passenger statistics. Playing a significant role in international tourism, cruising continues at a paced growth around the world with an almost 7 percent increase from 2017 to 2018, totaling 28.5 million passengers.
TripAdvisor announced the launch today (Apr.9) of a new portal for cruisers, taking cruise reviews and research mainstream for the travel site. Users will be able to read and write reviews, dig into ship itineraries and amenities, compare prices and shop for cruises. (eu.usatoday.com)
In order to meet the needs from the cruise lines Cruise Baltic has developed an innovative and online news platform that provides the cruise lines with quick and easy access to information on Baltic Sea port development projects.
Miami-based company Zielia has launched Zielia.com, the cruise industry’s first comprehensive digital database of port and destination-related information for itinerary planners, port and shore excursion professionals and other cruise line executives. (cruiseandferry.net)
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.
Supply 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)
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.
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.
Windstar Cruises president John Delaney and Porthole Cruise Magazine editor-in-chief Bill Panoff set sail this past weekend, February 23, 2019, on a 7-day cruise event dedicated to giving back to the Caribbean.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has welcomed Infrastructure Australia’s prioritisation of a new Sydney cruise terminal, which is critical to the future development of the country’s thriving cruise industry.
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.
Former Fleet Street journalist Louise Robinson has been appointed Editor of Saga Magazine. Her appointment comes as the brand is evolving its editorial strategy by developing a multi-channel approach to content and its hugely successful Possibilities membership programme.