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Britons’ attitudes to cruises show significant opportunities for UK travel agents

LONDON, England - New figures released today by Amadeus show that there are great opportunities ahead for travel agents to capitalise on UK travelers' appetites for cruise holidays, with many being te

Belfast to create purpose-built cruise facility in Titanic Quarter

Tourism Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed today’s announcement by Belfast Harbour that they are to invest £7million in creating a purpose-built cruise facility in Titanic Quarter.

Summer guide to cruise line children’s programs

DETROIT, Mich. – Planning your summer family cruise?

Record number of cruise ships will call into the UK this...

LONDON, England - Figures have revealed that 860 cruises are currently scheduled to depart from British shores, up 3%.

Dubai reinforcing its position as popular cruise destination

Dubai is reinforcing its position as a destination of choice for cruise tourism by welcoming newly renovated luxury liner, Mariner of the Seas on its maiden call to the emirate.

Indonesia wants its cut of international cruise trade

JAKARTA, Indonesia - As Asia continues to display steady economic growth, its waters have become major destinations for international cruise ships over the past few years.

Holland America’s elephant in the (state) room

It costs around US$1,000 a night for a deluxe verandah suite on most Holland America (HAL) ships and, sometimes, an extra 50 cents for ear plugs to get a decent rest.

Cruise lines, US Coast Guard hold emergency exercise in Freeport

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Members of the U.S.

UK’s biggest cruise show comes to London Olympia March 23-24

LONDON, England - 'The UK's biggest event for discovering a world of voyages', the prestigious Cruise Show is coming to London Olympia on March 23-24, bringing exclusive deals from top cruise lines su

World’s best cruise ships named

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

3 highly anticipated new cruise ships for 2013

LONDON, England - Cruise bookings rose by around five percent in 2012, and this growing holiday market is expected to continue to ride the crest of the popularity wave into 2013 and 2014.

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.

2013 cruising: All-inclusive travel, private outdoor showers, exotic repositioning cruises

DETROIT, Mich. – CruiseCompete, the Web’s premier online cruise marketplace since 2003, presents a peek at industry trends cruise consumers can expect in 2013.

Top ships for a fly and cruise

LONDON, England - Everyone wants their holiday to be hassle free and the best way to make sure you don't have to lift a finger is with fly and cruise packages.

Top Caribbean cruise destinations

LONDON, England - Caribbean cruises are the stuff dreams are made of and with the range of cruise deals available these days, that dream can easily become a reality.

Where’s hot for cruises in 2013

LONDON, England - With the winter holiday season already underway, it is hardly surprising that travelers are already planning their holidays for next year.

Best cruise ships of 2012 announced

PENNINGTON, N.J. - Cruise Critic announced its Editors' Picks Awards, recognizing the best in the cruise industry as noted by its team of editors.

Cruise-line captains enjoying life on the ocean wave

Cruise-line companies might be in dire financial straits but their captains are enjoying life on the ocean wave.

Turkey aims to secure larger slice of global cruise trade pie

Turkey has established a “Turkey Cruise Ship Platform” consisting of 13 port cities in an attempt to secure a larger slice of the global tourism pie.

Naked cruising enjoying vigorous growth

When the Carnival Freedom sets sail from Florida next February for an eight-day cruise to Panama, it will offer the same amenities as any other Carnival cruise: three pools, a jogging track, a 1970s d

Cruises to start and end in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, England - The first cruise to start at Liverpool's Pier Head since 1972 has set sail from the terminal.

Vietnam expects cruise tourism to peak this year

HCM CITY — The Viet Nam's cruise tourism industry plans to welcome more than 1 million tourists on cruises by 2015, according to the National Administration of Tourism.

More big cruises expected to sail into China this year

SHANGHAI, China - More big cruises are expected to sail into China this year to meet the growing needs of Chinese tourists.

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

Mexico remains number one cruise destination worldwide

MIAMI, Fla. - Mexico has retained the coveted position as number one recipient of cruise lines, globally.

New safety policy announced by cruise industry

Cruise lines are now required to conduct passenger safety drills before leaving port, under a rule announced by three cruise industry associations.

Europe leads the way as most popular cruise region

DETROIT, Mich. - February 2012 CruiseTrends and Cruise Index reports have been released.