CLIA appoints Arnold Donald as New Global Chair

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Board of Directors has appointed Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, as Global Chair, effective January 1, 2017. Donald succeeds Adam M. Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., who has …

New one of a kind experience in the Galapagos reveals with Celebrity Cruises

Magnificent views, pristine environments and pre-historic iguanas and blue-footed boobies are just a few things you’ll find when sailing the Galapagos Islands with Celebrity Cruises.     Bookable now for sailings beginning March 25, 2017, adventure seekers will be able …

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines improves communications with its travel trade partners

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has reviewed and refreshed its communications channels with the travel trade, improving the format of its weekly e-shots, known as the ‘Focus Update’ – sent weekly to agents, on Wednesday afternoons – and enhancing its dedicated …

Travel leaders discussed on U.S. travel at CruiseWorld presentation

Panelists at CruiseWorld presentation on “Selling U.S. Travel” spoke about how events in the U.S. and abroad and changing client tastes are affecting vacations to domestic destinations.     Barry Karp, who is the co-owner of shore excursion specialist ShoreTrips …

Carnival Fantasy Arrives At Mobile, ALA., Kicks Off Four- And Five-Day Cruise Schedule

Carnival Fantasy arrived at its new homeport of Mobile, Ala., today to launch a schedule of year-round four- and five-day cruises to Mexico.   The ship’s arrival was marked with a special invitation-only event that included a competition for charity …

  • Qatar tourism opening doors to cruise tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    Qatar tourism is giving serious thoughts to cruise tourism. The tourism chiefs have held talks with major cruise ship operators with a view to adding the Gulf state to their list of stopovers. The Qatar Tourism and Exhibitions Authority is …

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  • Darwin expecting busiest cruise ship year

    Published on : Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Darwin is set for its busiest cruise ship year ever with the official season kicking off today with the arrival of the Voyager of the Seas.     Chief Minister and Tourism Minister Adam Giles said a record 46 cruise …

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  • Boost in cruise tourism in Visakhapatnam

    Published on : Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    There is good news for tourists visiting Vizag. Those visiting the coastal city may soon be able to cruise the high seas, if the Visakhapatnam Port Trust has its way. VPT, which is the second largest major port on the east coast, …

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  • Cruise tourism industry witnesses substantial growth in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Cruise tourism has seen a substantial growth in Sri Lanka with the number of cruise line visits keeping increasing since last year, a statement said in Colombo on Friday.   The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) said that the number of cruise …

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  • Royal Caribbean International signs first tripartite collaboration with STB and CAG

    Published on : Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    Royal Caribbean International has signed a first-ever multi-million dollar marketing collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Changi Airport Group (CAG) to promote cruising out of Singapore and, in turn, attract the cruise line’s largest number of overseas fly-cruise …

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  • Dubai Cruise Market crosses 500,000 visitor mark in first half of 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    With promising records hitting expectations Dubai Cruise Market Crosses 500,000 Visitor Mark Due to Enhanced Services at Seaports, according to GDRFA Dubai – Middle East governments should consider easing restrictions on travelling between states to boost the region’s tourism industry …

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  • New study reveals over 1 million Australians took a cruise holiday in 2014

    Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    CLIA in a new study of the cruise market has revealed that the number of cruise passengers from Australia in 2014 has crossed the 1 million mark for the first time.   According to the study, cruise passengers grew by …

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  • ASEAN countries uniting for the beauty of cruising in Southeast Asia

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    For the first time, four ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries came together at the annual Cruise Shipping Miami (CSM) event to raise awareness of the region to industry stakeholders.     Under a unified ASEAN umbrella at this …

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  • Norwegian Cruise Line adds complimentary restaurants across fleet

    Published on : Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Norwegian Cruise Line announced that many of the line’s popular Asian dining venues can now be enjoyed on a complimentary basis across the fleet. Guest favorites like Shanghai’s Noodle Bar aboard Norwegian’s Breakaway Class ships and Norwegian Epic, Jasmine Garden …

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  • Princess Cruises unveils 2016 Japan Cruise Program

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Carnival Corporation & plc announced that its Princess Cruises brand, the top North American cruise line in Japan, will offer an array of Japan voyages from Tokyo and Kobe in 2016 that circumnavigate the country, visiting the top-rated ports with …

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