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Carnival: Outlook

Carnival: Outlook

September 26 2016

Carnival Corporation executives said on today’s earnings call that the first half of next year (2017) looks very strong with higher occupancy and higher prices. Commenting on the company&rsqu... Read more

Del Rio: 'Better Product and Better Earnings on All Three Brands’

Del Rio: 'Better Product and Better Earnings on All Three Brands’

September 26 2016

"One of the advantages of running a small cruise line, like we do, with just 25 ships, is that we can still share ideas and implement the best practices in a very simplistic, non-bureaucratic manner... Read more

Industry Leaders Confident on China Growth Prospects

Industry Leaders Confident on China Growth Prospects

September 23 2016

Presidents and CEOs from all the major cruise brands operating in Asia all underlined the potential of the Chinese cruise industry at the China Cruise Shipping conference and trade show in Tianjin, ... Read more

Chinese Officials Predict Upcoming 'Golden Era' for Cruise Industry

Chinese Officials Predict Upcoming 'Golden Era' for Cruise Industry

September 23 2016

Top Chinese government officials and shipbuilding executives speaking at the China Cruise Shipping conference in Tianjin were bullish on the future of the cruise industry in China, painting a pictur... Read more

Carnival Corp. Signs MOA for Two Chinese Built Ships in Joint Venture

Carnival Corp. Signs MOA for Two Chinese Built Ships in Joint Venture

September 23 2016

Carnival Corporation has signed a non-binding memorandum of agreement to build two cruise ships with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), with an option for two more, in a deal also involvin... Read more

Chinese-Built Cruise Ship Renderings Show Multiple Concepts

Chinese-Built Cruise Ship Renderings Show Multiple Concepts

September 22 2016

As Chinese shipyards target ship orders, they are developing more varied ship concepts to sell to the cruise industry. These exclusive images were obtained by Cruise Industry News, and show off two s... Read more

Kai Tak Preparing for Growth

Kai Tak Preparing for Growth

September 22 2016

“So far, so good,” said Jeff Bent, managing director, Worldwide Cruise Terminals, which is the manager of the Kai Tak complex, describing the quickly growing cruise call portfolio in Hon... Read more

Cruise Industry News 2016 Map Guide to Chinese Ports

Cruise Industry News 2016 Map Guide to Chinese Ports

September 21 2016

The 2016 guide to Chinese cruise ports, presented by Cruise Industry News, is a new map guide to the key ports in China, along with their developmental phases. Click here to download the map as a pri... Read more

Preview: Global Cruise Industry Set for China Cruise Shipping in Tianjin

Preview: Global Cruise Industry Set for China Cruise Shipping in Tianjin

September 21 2016

A conservative estimate shows the Chinese market generating upwards of 5 million cruise passengers in 2020, according to Cruise Industry News. That is well up from a 4 million by 2020 projection fr... Read more

Costa to Base neoRomantica in Japan

Costa to Base neoRomantica in Japan

September 21 2016

When the Costa neoRomantica heads to Asia next year, it will not be with the intent to spend the full year sourcing Chinese passengers as the ship will instead concentrate on building up the Japanes... Read more

Chinese-Only Ships Coming to Mediterranean?

Chinese-Only Ships Coming to Mediterranean?

September 20 2016

One of the next major steps in the Chinese cruise market will be a significant push to send more Chinese cruise passengers outbound, on fly/cruise packages. According to multiple sources speaking w... Read more

American Samoa: Unique Hospitality on Tap

American Samoa: Unique Hospitality on Tap

September 20 2016

Businesses in American Samoa are looking forward to October 14, as the Pacific destination was expecting a double call-day with the Noordam and Luminosa both making their second visits of 2016, acco... Read more

Viking Ownership Moves Provide Insight, Company Targets China

Viking Ownership Moves Provide Insight, Company Targets China

September 19 2016

The recent news that TPG Capital and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) put up $500 million for a combined 17 percent stake in MISA Investments Limited (the parent company of Viking Cr... Read more

Photos: Genting Dream Begins Conveyance

Photos: Genting Dream Begins Conveyance

September 19 2016

Dream Cruises' new Genting Dream left Meyer Werft shipyard recently and started its journey on the Ems river. The ship will start revenue service for Dream in Asia this coming November, and is the f... Read more

Saguenay's 10th Anniversary Marked by Double Call

Saguenay's 10th Anniversary Marked by Double Call

September 17 2016

Saguenay marked 10 years in the cruise industry on Thursday with a double call from the Norwegian Dawn and the Holland America Line Zuiderdam. It was on Sept. 15, 2006, the port welcomed it’s... Read more

AIDA Postpones China Entry

AIDA Postpones China Entry

September 15 2016

Contrary to previous announcements, the 2008-built AIDAbella will now spend summer 2017 in Europe, sailing in the Western Mediterranean and will not go to China. A Sept. 15 press release from AIDA ... Read more

China State Shipbuilding and Carnival Corp. Expected to Announce Cruise Order Next Week

China State Shipbuilding and Carnival Corp. Expected to Announce Cruise Order Next Week

September 15 2016

The first Chinese-built cruise ships may be inching closer to being official. It may become official next Friday in Tianjin at China Cruise Shipping when China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC)... Read more

Chinese Yards to Have Major Presence at China Cruise Shipping

Chinese Yards to Have Major Presence at China Cruise Shipping

September 15 2016

In what may be a significant signal of things to come, a number of Chinese shipyards will make their first appearances at the China Cruise Shipping conference and trade show, scheduled to take place... Read more

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