Despite cruising's global growth and a steady stream of exciting new ships, pricing remains too low and many people don't know about seagoing vacations or have misconceptions, industry leaders said Tuesday in Miami. And regardless of cruising's strong safety record and proactive self-regulation, the 'lie'—as Royal Caribbean chief Richard Fain put it—persists that the business is unregulated...
Hong Kong and Taiwan tourism entities formed the Asia Cruise Fund to help cruise lines develop the Asian market. Initiated by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, the fund underlines the commitment of Asian ports to jointly develop cruise tourism.
New York City’s cruise industry generated a total economic impact of nearly $230m in 2013. Passenger count surpassed 620,000, more than 30,000 higher than in 2012, and nearly 40% higher than in 2009, when the city first began analyzing industry data.
Norwegian Cruise Line canceled all remaining calls to Tunisia after officials denied entry to Israeli nationals who arrived at La Goulette on Sunday aboard Norwegian Jade.
Singapore's Sembawang Shipyard secured an agreement to perform the extensive revitalization of Royal Caribbean International's 137,276gt Voyager of the Seas. The ship is scheduled to enter the yard in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Total ships: 25
Total berths: 67,667
Total Order Book Value:$16,182,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$280,192