Alipay Coming to MSC Ships

MSC Cruises announced it has established a new partnership with China’s leading online payment platform, Alipay, to offer mobile payment solutions on all MSC ships. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Tallinn Develops The Old City Harbour

Tallin - SaaremaaDuring the 2017 cruise season, there were 311 calls to Tallinn, bringing a record-breaking 564,280 passengers. Meanwhile Saaremaa Harbour had five calls bringing 1,513 passengers.




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San Juan Sees 35,000 Cruise Guests in One Week

San Juan, Puerto Rico (Photo courtesy FCCA)The cruise business in Puerto Rico is seeing a solid recovery as the Puerto Rico Tourism Company announced that 35,000 cruise guests on 11 different ships visited the port of San Juan between Jan. 15 and 21, representing an economic impact of more than $4.5 million. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Number of Cruise Ships Visiting Croatia Decreases

MSC Magnifica at DubrovnikA total of 677 foreign cruise ships visited Croatia in the first eleven months of 2017, down 17 percent (136 cruise ships) compared with the same period in 2016, carrying 936,500 passengers or 14 percent fewer than last year, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics show. (total-croatia-news.com)




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The Port of Helsinki takes the top spot among European passenger ports

Helsinki, the South Harbour (Courtesy Port of Helsinki Ltd - Mikael Kaplar, Studio Point, 2015)In 2017, Helsinki grew to become the busiest passenger port in Europe and possibly the entire world with 12.3 million passengers. Passenger numbers continued to increase on the Helsinki-Tallinn route in particular, reflecting the development of Helsinki and Tallinn into ‘twin cities’ with close economic and social ties.




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Passenger dies after fall on Jacksonville-based Carnival Elation cruise ship

A woman has died after falling from the balcony of the Jacksonville-based Carnival Elation cruise ship, according to the cruise line. The woman, as yet unidentified, fell from her balcony early Friday out at sea, according to a statement from Carnival spokeswoman Christine de la Huerta. (jacksonville.com)




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Japan’s ports bustling with foreign cruise passengers

Japanese ports have been bustling with an increasing number of foreign cruise passengers amid robust demand for ship tours that has led to the development of new services combining a voyage with rail or air travel. (japantoday.com)




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