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Cruise Ship Orderbook at Cybercruises.com Updated



The Orderbook page at Cybercruises.com has been updated: a) With the announcement that CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited has signed a contract for two new cruise ships that will be built in China and serve the Chinese cruise market. b) Virgin Voyages has confirmed a fourth order for a 2,750-berth “Lady” class ship. c) Hurtigruten has signed for a third of its 530-berth “Amundsen” class ships d) The Heritage River Journeys is building two new river cruise boats.

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Sisimiut launches Community Specific Guidelines




AECO (Logo)Sisimiut has become the first Greenlandic town to launch its own Community Specific Guidelines. The guidelines instruct tourists on how to be considerate visitors and were developed using a template created by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and partners.

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Cruise industry contributed €10.4 billion to UK economy 2017 – CLIA




Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA (logo)Findings from a report conducted by the Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) on behalf of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) concluded that the cruise industry generated €10.4 billion to the UK economy in 2017, representing around 22% of the cruise industry’s ‘total output’ across Europe, CLIA said in a statement. (cruisebusiness.com)

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Carnival Cruise Line Launches Newly Redesigned Travel Agent Finder On Carnival.com



Carnival Cruise Line (logo)Carnival Cruise Line is launching a completely redesigned version of its popular Travel Agent Finder. The upgraded tool is more user-friendly and provides enhanced individual agency information, as well as displays more agencies to help consumers find a local travel professional within Carnival’s extensive network.

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AAA: Cruise Travelers Looking For More Luxury



Mega-size cruise ships that can carry upwards of 5,000 passengers are becoming more common on the high seas and are popular with a wide range of travelers, including those looking for a premium cruise vacation. At the same time, an analysis of AAA Travel’s cruise booking data from the last 12 months reveals an emerging trend of vacationers increasingly selecting smaller-ship voyages on luxury ocean and river cruise lines.

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Number of Young People Considering Taking a Cruise Rises



More young people are considering going on a cruise in the next 12 months compared to last year, according to ABTA’s latest Holiday Habits report. The report found 12 percent of 18-34 year olds are considering taking a cruise in the next 12 months –compared to 11 percent of 18-24 year olds and nine percent of 25-34 year olds in 2017. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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British Isles cruise passenger numbers predicted to grow at Record Rates




Azura at Ocean Cruise Terminal Southampton (Courtesy ABP)Cruise Britain estimates that cruise passenger numbers to the British Isles in 2018 will continue to show the strongest growth rate of any northern European market segment. With just over quarter of a million individual cruise passengers predicted to make day calls to British Isles ports by the end of the season, the growth rate since 2012 averages a 13.5% annual rise against a northern European average of 3.86%.

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Cruise industry cooperation highlighted in Arctic search and rescue event




AECO (Logo)This week, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) published the report their most recent search and rescue (SAR) tabletop exercise. The report concludes that cruise ships can make valuable contribution to search and rescue in the Arctic.

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