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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.

Hong Kong and Indonesia to strengthen cruise tourism cooperation

The governments of Hong Kong and Indonesia are set to strengthen their collaboration in the cruise tourism sector to bring more cruise liners to both countries.

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.

Cruise ship tourism threatening to overwhelm sinking Venice

Each day, more than 60,000 people visit Venice - more than the entire population of the city.

Caribbean cruise tourism generated over $1.9 billion in 2011-2012

Regional cruise tourism in 2011-2012 generated more than US$1.9 billion in direct expenditures, 45,000 jobs and $728 million in employee wages among 21 destinations.

20 million people took a cruise in 2012

A record 20 million people took a cruise last year, an increase of almost 2 million, according to the latest industry figures.

Five things you need to know about river cruising

PENNINGTON, N.J. - As the expansion of river cruise fleets continues, Cruise Critic has launched a new river cruise resource to help travelers compare ships and cruise lines.

Holland America to feature new itineraries for 2013 Europe cruise season

SEATTLE, Wash. - Lucky seven is the magic number for Holland America Line in summer 2013 when the line deploys seven ships to Europe and features seven maiden ports of call.

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.

Dubai becomes prime destination for cruise tourism

DUBAI, UAE - More than 7,200 tourists arrived aboard five mega ocean liners that were greeted on Thursday in the finest of Emirati traditions at the DP World operated Dubai Cruise Terminal, or DCT, in

Taiwan vies to become major cruise hub

Taiwan could become a new star in the cruise tour market once restrictions on foreign ships traveling across the Taiwan Strait are eased later this year, an operator said yesterday.

Is the Caribbean prepared for a cruise ship environmental disaster?

In the last six weeks, two cruise ships from the same company, Costa Cruises, have experienced very serious incidents which could have resulted in potentially disastrous damage to the marine environme

Royal Caribbean expects to double its business in Middle East

DUBAI, UAE - Royal Caribbean International expects to more than double its business in the Middle East over the next few years, according to the company's regional director for Europe, the Middle East

Piracy fears undermine Kenya’s cruise tourism

Cruise tourism along the East Africa coast suffered a major blow this year despite a surge in the global scene this year.

Cayman Islands cruise arrivals continue to dwindle

Statistics from the Department of Tourism reveal cruise passenger arrivals continued to drop this summer as had been predicted by the tourism industry as a result of the cruise lines sending their new

Taiwan: China’s “passive cooperation” killing cross-strait cruise tourism

Taiwan's cross-strait cruise tour market is fading even before it can bloom, due to China's "passive cooperation."

UAE visa process discourages cruise tourists

Dubai, UAE - Talks are under way for a single UAE cruise visa that would simplify the immigration process and attract more tourists, according to a senior tourism official in Dubai.

Cruise tourism growing in Oman

MUSCAT, Oman - With the Caribbean International's cruise ship 'Brilliance of the Seas', one of the world's most elegant luxury liner, docking at Muscat port, cruise tourism in Oman got its much-needed

Dubai hopes cruise tourism will fill 10000 new hotel rooms

Dubai tourism chiefs hope the growth of the cruise ship industry and more exhibitions will help fill the 10,000 hotel rooms to be added to the emirate's hospitality market this year.

Dubai cruise tourism to grow 58.3 percent by 2015

Dubai, UAE - Dubai's marine tourism will see 58.3 per cent growth by 2015 as an increasing number of cruise lines are attracted to the region, officials said.

Dominican Republic takes center stage of Caribbean cruise tourism

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The Dominican Republic (DR) located in the heart of the Caribbean, is the center for all things cruise this week as the DR Ministry of Tourism welcomes the Florida

Minister: Malaysia to cooperate with China in cruise tourism development

SERI KEMBANGAN - Malaysia will consider co-operating with China to develop cruise tourism as a new tourism product, said Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.

Abu Dhabi to develop new cruise terminal, possibly launch its own...

Abu Dhabi is looking to invest in its home cruise tourism market, with plans of developing a new terminal, along with the possibility of launching its own liner in the future.