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World’s best cruise ships named

PENNINGTON, N.J. - The results 2013 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards have been announced today.

Abu Dhabi conference to focus on cruise, marina tourism in Gulf,...

ABU DHABI, UAE - Maritime industry experts speaking at the third annual edition of the World Ports & Trade Summit will turn their attention from seaborne trade issues to cruise and marina development,

Hong Kong forum promotes cruise development in Asia

HONG KONG - Hong Kong embarked on its first-ever international cruise forum this morning (22 January) at Hotel ICON.

New Zealand tourism must embrace cruise industry

A cruise industry leader says tourist operators worried that short-stay visitors from ships are hurting business will have to adapt.

New Zealand expects over 200000 cruise tourists

Cruise ship visitors spent about $132 million in New Zealand in the past season, and passenger numbers are expected to jump 20 percent in the coming season, breaking the 200,000 mark for the first tim

Bali expects to receive 51 cruise ships in 2012

Bali has set itself the target of attracting at least 51 cruise liners, or around 24 percent of the 215 cruise ships expected to visit Indonesia this year, an official said.

China begins construction on its first large luxury cruise liner

XIAMEN, Fujian, China - China on Wednesday began construction on its first large luxury cruise liner, which is included in a package of projects aimed at boosting the tourism and shipping industries o

Smooth sailing ahead for Chinese cruise industry

The world-famous Costa Victoria cruise ship completed its first voyage to China on Wednesday after arriving at the Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Port.

Cruise industry implementing new safety standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of the deadly Costa Concordia cruise ship accident off the coast of Italy in January, the cruise industry is implementing new safety standards.

Caribbean cruise industry and its impact on region’s hotel sector

April’s annual Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference in Puerto Rico provides a highly appropriate time and venue to raise questions about the future of the cruise industry in the Caribbe

New Zealand cruise passenger numbers to rise in 2013

Cruise ship passenger numbers in New Zealand are expected to soar more than 20 per cent next year despite the negative publicity following the deadly capsizing of the Costa Concordia off the coast of

Seychelles team cruises into Seatrade Convention in Florida

A Seychelles delegation consisting of the Tourism Board’s Glynn Burridge, Mason’s Travel’s Lenny Alvis, and Eric Renard from Creole Travel Services completed a 4-day stay in Miami, Florida, wher

Assuring the cruise industry and its ports of call

The last year has been challenging to the cruise industry. On a worldwide basis, cruise ships or cruise passengers have experienced multiple problems, not only on the high seas but also on land.

Oman wants bigger share of cruise trade in region

Oman is aiming to take a bigger share of the cruise industry in the region with efforts under way to persuade cruise lines to offer "fly and cruise" packages out of Muscat for the first time.

Cruise expeditions through the Indian Ocean

A Seychelles delegation consisting of Alain Mason and Lenny Alvis from Mason’s Travel; Lt.

Queen Mary 2 makes grand port call at Cape Town Harbor

Historically, South Africa’s main port, Cape Town, has a long history of welcoming ships and passenger liners to its shores.

Costa Concordia disaster deals severe blow to cruise industry

The Costa stand at the CMT holiday trade fair in Stuttgart was empty.

Cruise tourism gaining momentum in UAE

Cruise tourism is gaining momentum in the UAE as 
Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah have been adopting drastic steps to attract big players of the industry, experts say.

Bartlett: Jamaica’s tourism 13.6 percent up

Jamaica's uptick in cruise ship visitors has kept the country's tourist arrivals afloat, with a 13.6 percent increase in the first 8 months of the year, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has revealed.

Sharp slowdown in Brazilian cruise industry expected

After growing 20 percent annually over the past ten years and reaching a level of 800,000 tourists annually, the pace of cruise expansion in Brazil is expected to encounter a sharp slowdown in the 201

Cruise Shipping Asia is ready to set sail

Cruise Shipping Asia - the most anticipated inaugural cruise industry event of 2011, brought to you by UBM Live, organizers of Cruise Shipping Miami, the world's leading gathering of the Cruise Indust

Africa’s cruise industry has long way to go

Africa had potential to become one of the biggest cruise tourism markets because ocean cruise lines were looking for new markets outside Europe and the US and the continent was largely untapped, speak

Dubai to host Seatrade Middle East Cruise Convention

With the Middle East's cruise tourism growth clearly surpassing the global average, Dubai has been selected as the venue for the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Convention.

Muscat cruise passenger arrivals break 230,000

MUSCAT, Oman - Oman's Tourism Ministry and the country's port operators are delighted with record cruise ship passenger arrivals projected to June 2011 with arrivals at Muscat's Port Sultan Qaboos jum

Asian cruise industry may net 7 million passengers a year by...

By 2015, Asia's cruise industry may net a buoyant catch of seven million passengers a year, three times the number previously forecast.

Cruise Amour announces biggest cruise giveaway in UK

PORTSMOUTH, England - Cruise Amour, which brands itself as the Apple Mac of the cruise industry, is running a competition to win one of 50 free cruise holidays and over 200 cruise experiences, a prize