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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.

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.

Newcastle voted best UK cruise port

When talking about British cruise ports, people tend to think about high-profile Southampton, Harwich or even Liverpool.

Major cruise ships returning to Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain - As security concerns in Bahrain diminish, cruise ships are returning to the country's ports, bringing with them more than 32,000 tourists and a boost to the economy.

English ports go to war over lucrative cruise trade

As national Cruise Week begins, the normally sedate seaborne sector of the travel industry is getting rough.

Crystal announces new Mediterranean cruises

LOS ANGELES, Calif - With busy professionals' vacation breaks (and attention spans) getting shorter, ultra-luxury Crystal Cruises is offering new six- and seven-day fall Mediterranean getaways that ar

Protecting the welfare of the international maritime community

VICTORIA, Seychelles - The South Asia and Africa Regional Port Stability Cooperative (SAARPSCO) has established its world headquarters in Victoria, Seychelles, to protect the welfare of the internatio

Record cruise ship season expected for New England ports

New England ports see a bright spot on the horizon as they prepare for what they expect will be a record number of cruise ships during the tourism season this year.

Indonesia ports ready to start biometric screening

Adisucipto International Airport (JOG) serving Yogyakarta in Java will be the first airport in Indonesia to introduce

Australian cruise industry needs port upgrades to grow

The cruise industry is forecast to contribute more than $3 billion to Australia's economy by 2020 but only if the federal and state governments can address port bottlenecks that are restraining capaci

Jamaica named World’s Leading Cruise Destination

For the fourth consecutive year, Jamaica has been named the World's Leading Cruise Destination in the World Travel Awards.

Tax on cruise ships causing concern in Kenya

Nairobi — Fears have gripped the tourism industry over the planned Value Added Tax that is to be introduced on cruise ships calling at the port of Mombasa with stakeholders calling on the government

Six Welsh and Irish ports join forces to attract more cruises

Six Welsh and Irish ports are joining together in a £1.2m project to try to attract more cruise passengers.

Ship of fools: Shore excursions can sink your cruise

For years, whenever anyone has asked me for my advice about port excursions on a cruise, I have had the same advice: Don't pay for them.

Royal Caribbean Cruises temporarily suspends port calls in Mexico

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. announced today it is temporarily suspending its port calls in Mexico.

Cruise lines stick with Mexican stopovers

Airline and tourism stocks have been hit by fears that the swine flu outbreak will force consumers to scale back travel plans, but the cruise industry says it hasn't cancelled any calls in Mexican por

Tourists stranded by French fishermen blockade

Tens of thousands of tourists and hauliers have been stranded by a blockade of Channel ports by French fishermen.

Sydney to lose cruise business

A cruise itinerary change by Royal Caribbean International because of high fuel costs will cost two Maritime ports hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue next year.

“It is just an illusion of security, and not a very...

In an effort to compile statistics that might fire up officials in Washington, Crew Unlimited surveyed its clients on several aspects of U.S. customs and immigration.

Cruise ships can run casinos while in Bermuda ports

Cruise ships will be allowed to open late-night casinos in port after Cabinet approved a plan aimed at fighting off increasing competition from rival cruise destinations.The Opposition United Bermuda Party last night attacked the move, which it said had been made without any public consultation and would open the door to gambling on the Island.

Fifteen ports join forces for ‘Europe’s prime cruise destinations’

Fifteen ports on Europe’s West Coast have launched a campaign to promote a new cruise destination encompassing seven countries, seven leading cultures, and seven well-known capitals. The 15 ports, Hamburg and Bremerhaven (Germany); Ijmuiden, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam (The Netherlands); Antwerp (Belgium); Cherbourg, St.

Port controller says Cuba need not be a threat to Bahamas...

The marina and cruise ship industry in The Bahamas would not be in jeopardy should the economic embargo the United States has on Cuba be lifted, Bahamas Port Authority Controller Captain Anthony Allens predicted recently.

Bill would require peace officers on cruise ships

Seeking to improve public safety on the high seas, a state senator introduced a bill Friday that would require cruise ships sailing from California ports to have a peace officer on board.

Courtney opposes new cruise ship rules

In a letter dated Friday, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney is the latest to voice opposition to a proposal that could cut back the amount of time cruise ships spend stateside.Administrators with U.S. Customs and Border Protection have proposed requiring foreign-flagged cruise ships that depart from a U.S. port to spend at least 48 hours in a foreign port.

New York Cruise Site Unravels Cruise Travel

NEW YORK, N.Y. — A new web site, Cruising From New York (www.CruisingFromNewYork.com), providing all the information travelers need to plan a cruise from the three New York area ports, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Cape Liberty (Bayonne), N.J. was launched today by Anne Campbell, a veteran cruise industry journalist.