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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.

Stena Line will be introducing two giant ships on the Irish...

DUN LAOGHAIRE, Ireland - Stena Line has announced the refurbishment of two giant ships that the company will be introducing on the Irish Sea later this year.

St. Kitts ready for cruise tourism boom

Basseterre, St. Kitts - Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport, has announced that cruise visitor arrivals to St.

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

More Americans choosing home port cruises than ever before

LONDON, England - There's been a distinct rise in US travelers interested in visiting Europe in the last year, and the cruise industry is busy moving vessels to Australia to meet an increased demand.

Russia sends icebreakers to rescue stranded ships

MOSCOW – Russia has sent two powerful icebreakers - Magadan and Admiral Makarov to the Gulf of Sakhalin in the Far East to rescue three ships stranded in ice.

Celebrity Cruises launches its second annual Wine Harvest Celebration

MIAMI - Premium vacation brand Celebrity Cruises, employer of one of the world's largest staff of sommeliers, will illuminate its extensive onboard wine program later this year when it launches its se

Cruise industry gives Cairns terminal seal of approval

Two of the cruise ship industry's heavyweights have given the $11.2 million Cairns cruise terminal their seal of approval.

Annual cruise ship conference to be held in Dominican Republic

The city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will host the 17th Annual Exhibition and Conference organized by the Florida and Caribbean Cruise Ship Association (FCCA).

Cruise ships: A playground for fun or playing field for malevolence?

(eTN) - The Cruise Line Safety Act of 2009 is currently waiting for the signature of President Barack Obama. Will he sign it?

Waterslides, aqua parks – cruise lines compete for families

It started back in 2005 when Royal Caribbean Cruise Line added rock climbing walls, mini-golf and ice-skating rinks to their cruise ships.

Practical and legal tips for safe cruising

Summer is here, full of travel and memorable moments. To ensure smooth sailing this summer, consider the practical and the legal before embarking on a cruise. Practical

Hate cruises? Take a cruise

Don't consider yourself a cruise person? Think again. There's far more to the cruise industry these days than cheesy ports of call and Vegas-meets-megamall design.

UAE betting big on cruise ship tourism

As the UAE looks to diversify its economy, tourism officials are betting big on the country’s cruise ship travel industry.

Maltese cruise line industry grew 8.9% annualy over last decade

The past decade has seen an average 8.9 per cent annual growth in the Maltese cruise liner industry, a spokesperson for the Parliamentary Secretariat for Tourism said in comments to this newspaper.

Vancouver braces for 300,000 cruise passenger loss this year

VANCOUVER - As the first ship of the season arrives, Vancouver's cruise industry will likely suffer a pretty big loss in 2010.

Cruise fears and why you shouldn’t worry about them

Some of the headlines about cruising have been downright frightening. Whole ships full of people being quarantined to their cabins with serious stomach flu?

Oman welcomes luxury cruise ships

Twenty-four cruise lines currently make a port stop at

Cruise lines continue assisting Haiti

After a flurry of attention and several weeks of whirlwind fundraising, the buzz surrounding the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12 -- and Royal Caribbean's controversial decision to

More cruise lines placing ships in Dubai for winter season

Dubai has had some significant financial turmoil the past few months, but that has not deterred cruise vacationers to the embattled emirate as it is quickly becoming a must-see port of call.

A bump in virus outbreaks on shore is likely to carry...

Suffering a bout of gastrointestinal illness in a cramped cruise ship cabin ranks pretty high on the scale of vacation nightmares.

Alaska cruise bargains are still out there

Alaska lovers: If you missed last year's good deals on Alaska cruises, you've got another shot at them this year.

Cruising 2010: Deals and steals are fewer, harder to find

With Spring Break highlighted on many student calendars and potential summer vacations on the horizon, some may find their relaxation destination via cruise ship.

Cruising through the rough year

It was a rough year in the travel industry in 2009 — airlines, hotels, resorts, rental car firms and other segments of the industry suffered significant financial losses, some of the double-digit va

Eleven new cruise ships will set sail in 2010

Eleven new cruise ships - with 27,263 new berths - will hit the high seas this year.

CHTA calls for region-wide cruise commission

Officials of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association have called for a region–wide cruise commission that would require pre–application of ships wishing to visit the region.

Dubai’s cruise tourism steams ahead

DUBAI - Dubai's nascent cruise industry is set to buck the global downturn with a predicted 30 per cent surge in passenger traffic in 2010 as the emirate gears up to lure increased number of bigger lu

SunCruz casino ships parent company files for bankruptcy

SunCruz and the Palm Beach Princess are two gambling ships that had been running out of Florida for a long time, but both have fallen on hard times in 2009.

Tipping on cruise ships: the etiquette guide

Cruise ship tipping has long been an area of contention, but the debate may be nearing conclusion.

Darwin cruising to a record

Tourist operators are licking their lips as Darwin enjoys a record number of luxury cruise ships this wet season.