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Hapag-Lloyd to Build Two New Expedition Ships at VARD

Hapag-Lloyd to Build Two New Expedition Ships at VARD

August 26 2016

Earlier this year Fincantieri's VARD received a two ship order for expedition cruise vessels from an unnamed buyer. Today that order became official, with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises confirming that they ha... Read more

Cairns Set To Double Cruise Business

Cairns Set To Double Cruise Business

August 25 2016

A quickly expanding P&O Australia fleet is benefiting the Port of Cairns, which will see its cruise business more than double year-over-year for the 2016-2017 season. Fifty-three calls are expe... Read more

Carnival to Offer 14-Day Alaska Itinerary in 2017

Carnival to Offer 14-Day Alaska Itinerary in 2017

August 24 2016

Carnival Cruise Line will offer a 14-day Alaska cruise round-trip from Long Beach in September 2017. It is a first-time offering from the cruise line. The cruise falls under the line's Carnival Jou... Read more

China Port Feature: Sanya

China Port Feature: Sanya

August 24 2016

Known as the “Miami of China,” Sanya is located on the southern-most tip of the Hainan Province. The continuing expansion of the Phoenix Island International Cruise Terminal is set to b... Read more

Carnival Spirit to Make First Calls to Vietnam and Thailand

Carnival Spirit to Make First Calls to Vietnam and Thailand

August 22 2016

Carnival Cruise Line has announced a new voyage on the Carnival Spirit, making first-time calls in Vietnam and Thailand. The ship heads to China in 2018. The Carnival Spirit’s 19-night cruise... Read more

Genting Dream Floated Out in Germany

Genting Dream Floated Out in Germany

August 19 2016

The new Genting Dream for Dream Cruises was floated out of the building hall in Germany on Friday afternoon. The 164,400-ton ship will serve the Asian market, starting revenue service later this ye... Read more

Ocean Gala Back on the Market

Ocean Gala Back on the Market

August 19 2016

U.S . Shipbrokers has officially put the Ocean Gala (ex-Island Escape) back on the market following her charter to assist the refugee crisis in Sweden. The company is offering the vessel for sale or... Read more

China Port Feature: Xiamen

China Port Feature: Xiamen

August 17 2016

Xiamen, located along the Southeastern coast in the Fuijan Province, is the closest Chinese mainland port to Taiwan. Xiamen International Cruise Terminal (XICT) is building four megaship-ready ber... Read more

Serenity Departs for Northwest Passage Trip

Serenity Departs for Northwest Passage Trip

August 17 2016

The Crystal Serenity has embarked on a 32-day journey through the Northwest Passage. Following more than three years of planning and preparation, according to Crystal, the ship sailed from Seward, A... Read more

Carnival Corporation and Port Everglades Extend Agreement to 2030

Carnival Corporation and Port Everglades Extend Agreement to 2030

August 16 2016

Carnival Corporation today signed an addendum to one of its passenger terminal agreements, extending the contract through 2030 with an additional five years of sailings to and from Fort Lauderdale-b... Read more

Celebrity Adds Short Cruises Back to Caribbean Deployment in 2018

Celebrity Adds Short Cruises Back to Caribbean Deployment in 2018

August 16 2016

After dropping short cruises in the Caribbean this year on the Celebrity Summit, Celebrity Cruises is adding four- and five-night sailings back for 2018, citing demand from Port Everglades. “... Read more

Is the MSC Splendida Set for a China Season in 2018?

Is the MSC Splendida Set for a China Season in 2018?

August 15 2016

Another cruise ship may be set for its debut in China as the MSC Splendida could make its way to become the second MSC ship in the Chinese market in 2018, helping to offset newbuild capacity growth ... Read more

Norwegian Bullish on China Prospects

Norwegian Bullish on China Prospects

August 12 2016

The last of the major brands to enter the Chinese cruise market, Norwegian Cruise Line will do it with a new ship when the Norwegian Joy arrives in Shanghai next summer. The 164,400-ton Breakaway-pl... Read more

Economic Impact from Cruise in Barcelona

Economic Impact from Cruise in Barcelona

August 12 2016

“We carried out an economic impact study together with University of Barcelona regarding cruise activity generated by the port that shows this industry has a gross total turnover of almost 800... Read more

Bohai Adds Russia to Deployment Out of China

Bohai Adds Russia to Deployment Out of China

August 11 2016

The Chinese Taishan, sailing for Bohai Ferry, is now including Russian destinations in its deployment as a recent cruise from Qingdao called on the Russian Far East and Vladivostok.The company is mi... Read more

Zadar: Croatian Gem

Zadar: Croatian Gem

August 11 2016

“This year we are forecasting a 30 percent increase of calls, from 96 to 125 for a total of about 130,000 passengers,” said Doni Stambuk, assistant general manager at the Port Authority ... Read more

Breaking Down Q2 Performance: By the Numbers and Analysis

Breaking Down Q2 Performance: By the Numbers and Analysis

August 10 2016

Cruise Industry News takes an in-depth look at the financial performance of the “big three” following the second quarter of 2016. Takeaways: Carnival Corporation posted the biggest i... Read more

Carnival, Royal and Norwegian at Odds Over Caribbean Capacity

Carnival, Royal and Norwegian at Odds Over Caribbean Capacity

August 10 2016

Second quarter earnings calls from Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings painted a differing picture of Caribbean capacity concerns. Frank del Rio, presid... Read more

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