Following close consultation between the relevant/responsible government authorities and the maritime private sector, the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Shipping announced that Cyprus has been chosen and awarded as a location (in the Limassol Moni anchorage) for the layup of currently six technically advanced cruise ships by one of the world’s leading cruise vessel operators, under the support of a local maritime provider.
Following the news that the Seychelles will be closing to cruise ships until 2022 in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across its islands; Rheanna Norris, associate analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offered her view on this news.
American Cruise Lines recently announced that it has extended its popular Cruise with Comfort programme and will continue to protect 100 percent of travel advisor commissions on all Cruise with Comfort bookings.
Due to demand from European suppliers, a recent announcement was made indicating the arrival of Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo in Europe.
Cruise operators are increasingly offering bite-sized breaks along the coast of Australia for domestic travellers keen to explore the island continent.
Cruise Baltic is hailed to be the first cruise network to become completely paperless. The initiative is in line with the ambition for the Baltic Sea to be the most sustainable cruise destination in the world.
Oman’s Ministry of Tourism has revealed that the Sultanate posted a significant 43,6 percent growth in cruise ship tourists from January to December 2019 to reach 283,488 passengers from 193,467 recorded during the same period last year.
River cruise specialist, VIVA Cruises, is re-launching its flagship vessel VIVA TIARA in March of this year.