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Cruise Industry Flourishing at Florida’s Regional Ports

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-02-15 16:41:03

Florida’s regional ports are benefiting from the growth in the cruise industry. While the majority of the passenger traffic continues to pass through PortMiami, Port Everglades and Port Canaveral, the regional ports will also increase the number of cruise ships...

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Seven Seas Explorer Atrium

The Rich are Getting Richer

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-02-01 16:36:40

The high-end, ultra-luxury segment of the cruise industry is expanding. In 2017, three new luxury ships were introduced, and the segment will continue to see steady growth with two new ships a year scheduled to enter service over each of...

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Next-Generation Technology to Personalize the Cruise Experience

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-02-01 15:52:08

One of the hottest trends to watch in the cruise industry is the growing use of technologies to enhance and personalize the cruise experience.   This year, each of the major cruise lines will accelerate their efforts to introduce enhancements to...

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Crown Princess

Alaska Cruise Market Rebounds

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-01-04 10:37:52

Alaska's cruise market is heating up: more cruise lines are adding Alaska to their schedules while others expand their presence with newer and larger ships. As a result, Alaska is poised for record years in both 2018 and 2019. “Historically,...

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Cruise Industry Poised for Growth

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-01-04 10:01:38

The cruise industry is poised for continued solid growth in 2018. The Cruise Lines International Association recently forecast better than five percent passenger growth for 2018 to reach a projected 27.2 million passengers worldwide. That comes after better than four...

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MSC Seaside

MSC Seaside Christened in Miami

By Allan E. Jordan 2017-12-22 12:13:34

MSC Cruises completed the introduction of its revolutionary new cruise ship, the MSC Seaside, with a spectacular naming ceremony on December 21 in Miami. The new ship, the 12th introduced by MSC, represents the next step in their efforts to...

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Viking Sun

Viking Ocean Cruises Orders Four More Ships

By Allan E. Jordan 2017-12-17 21:04:42

Viking Ocean Cruises has contracted to build four more ocean cruise ships according to an announcement from Fincantieri. With these new ships, Viking’s ocean cruise fleet will reach 10 sister ships and further solidify Viking’s position as the largest small...

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MSC

MSC Cruises Orders Two Additional Cruise Ships

By Allan E. Jordan 2017-11-30 17:11:02

MSC Cruises today, as expected, took delivery from Fincantieri Sp.A. of its revolutionary new cruise ship the MSC Seaside. As part of the delivery ceremony, MSC also announced plans to order two additional enlarged sister ships and hours later officially...

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AIDAprima

Interview: The Thinking Behind Carnival's LNG Strategy

By Allan E. Jordan 2017-11-30 16:40:57

In the fall of 2017, construction began at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on the world’s first fully LNG-powered cruise ship, the AIDAnova. Due to enter service in December 2018, she heralds a new era in cruise ship...

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Navigator of the Seas

Three Major Lines Expand Short Cruise Programs

By Allan E. Jordan 2017-11-30 15:44:58

The short cruise market, once overlooked by the major cruise lines, is showing strong growth. Reflecting the changing travel patterns of consumers, in 2018 and 2019, three of the major cruise lines each plan to expand their short cruise programs.  ...

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