Tourism ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have formally committed to further develop cruise tourism by improving the clarity of cruise policies and regulations, streamlining administration processes and refining business practices to be fairer and more responsible.

Environmental organizations and the global shipping industry, including Cruise Lines International Association, are calling for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of noncompliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020.

In cutting costs and adding benefits for lines and passengers, Argentina Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich aims for the ports of Buenos Aires, Madryn and Ushuaia to reach a total of 1m cruisers next season.

Fees are planned to go up at 17 US national parks in 2018, including two that are important attractions for cruise ship visitors: Alaska's Denali and Maine's Acadia.

Carnival Australia has chartered three ships to support Papua New Guinea’s hosting of the 2018 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Port Moresby next November.

Seventeen executives from 14 cruise lines are converging on Dubai this week for the annual Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum taking place at Lapita, located within Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, Dec. 12-13.

Leaders of US-based cruise companies that currently have agreements to sail to Cuba are in Havana for meetings hosted by the Cuban government, Cruise Lines International Association and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.

A Senate proposal to tax a portion of cruise revenues would generate approximately $70m a year for US coffers, according to the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.

Despite the recent US government policy change and a travel warning for Cuba, the destination 'remains the star of the show' for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Frank Del Rio said Thursday.

Cruises are not affected under the Trump administration's new Cuba travel restrictions, issued today, according to multiple sources.

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