Cruise tourism in Asia has been identified as one of the fastest-growing sectors in tourism development, with the number of passengers increasing by an estimated annual average of 33%, from 775,000 in 2012 to nearly 4.26m in 2018.
Joseph Boschulte, commissioner designee for the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, will be encouraging a 'refresh' of USVI's tourism product and urging cruise lines to consider St. Croix a distinct destination with its own special attributes.
‘Overcrowding is an issue that both local ports and cruise lines need to work together to address,’ said David Vass, svp worldwide cruise business and operations Abercrombie & Kent Destination Management during Seatrade Cruise Global's conference session on Monday.
Carnival Cruise Line will debut the seagoing version of the iconic television game show 'Family Feud' as part of the entertainment lineup on Mardi Gras, entering service in 2020.
Le Bougainville, the third ship in Ponant's Explorers series, was handed over by Fincantieri's Vard April 5, on schedule, and left Søvik, Norway, this morning.
Hurtigruten named former Amazon executive John Downey as president for the Americas, based in its Seattle regional headquarters. A seasoned global executive with a consumer products-focused expertise, Downey will be responsible for the company's commercial growth strategy in collaboration with Hurtigruten's senior leadership team.