Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has partnered with Alaska Native-owned Huna Totem Corp. to develop a second cruise pier in Icy Strait Point at Hoonah. Last month NCLH president and CEO Frank Del Rio said the company was looking to make strategic investments in Alaska to ensure preferential berthing rights for its growing deployment there.
Carnival Corp. & plc reached an agreement with the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to become the first concession-holder to operate the Canary Islands' and mid-Atlantic's newest cruise terminal.
In spite of 2017's devastating hurricanes, Caribbean and Latin American destinations overall benefited from a record $3.36bn in direct cruise spending, a 6.3% increase compared to the last measurement in 2015.
In this, its 20th year handling cruise ships, the Port of Seattle welcomed 1,114,888 revenue passengers, the second year in a row of more than 1m passenger movements.
During the 2017/18 cruise season, Puerto Rico benefited from cruise-related spending to the tune of $151.2m, despite dealing with a historic hurricane season, and the destination looks to a potential $70m boost by hosting the upcoming FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show.
Cruise passenger movements at PortMiami rose 4.7%, to a record 5,592,000, during the 12-month period ending Sept. 30.
Disney Cruise Line welcomed the Bahamas government's approval for its proposal to develop a destination in South Eleuthera with a berth, beach and recreational areas, marina and trails, plus conservation and cultural elements.