Representatives of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association were in Panama Thursday to learn about the new Panama Cruise Terminal, whose construction is well under way on the Pacific side of the country.

China’s east coastal province Guangdong is planning to forge Guangzhou into a cruise tourism development experimental zone.

High-level tourism and port officials from Uruguay, Argentina and Chile gathered Wednesday to strategize about cooperating to develop and promote cruising in the region.

Chalk up another major Caribbean-region cruise development project for Global Ports Holding with its selection to develop Nassau's Prince George Wharf to the tune of $250m.

In recent weeks cruise line planners have been finding whales in the mail. Mamie Allright, a plushy, arrived accompanied by a cartoon that conveys a serious but encouraging message.

Argentina expects to handle 551,000 passengers during the current cruise season, up from 491,986 in 2017/18 and a 27% spike since 2016/17.

The leader of the Southern Cone Ports Corp. (Cono Sur) met with Chile's undersecretary of tourism to strategize about the promotion of cruises to Chile and the country's participation at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami.

Panama President Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez said MSC Cruises has shown interest in establishing a homeport at the new Panama Cruise Terminal at Amador, which is half-way to completion.

Ushuaia, at the southern tip of Patagonia, has gained more docking space for small and medium-size ships as Argentina acts to accommodate the growth of Antarctica expeditions and cruises around South America.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line will offer furloughed federal employees and families that are impacted by the US government shutdown a buffet lunch and afternoon aboard its two ships, free of charge.

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