Italian ports are expected to welcome a record 11.73m passengers in 2016, an increase of 6.2% compared to 2015. Port calls are also anticipated to grow 5.5% to over 5,100 next year. The numbers, collected by Riposte Turismo, were announced today at the 5th Italian Cruise Day taking place in Civitavecchia.
Carnival Cruise Line is evaluating whether to revise its communication to passengers about security when visiting Nassau. The line, together with other Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association members, will be meeting with Bahamas Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe at the FCCA conference in Cozumel next week to discuss security.
The Lost Mayan Kingdom water park, Costa Maya's major new attraction, is weeks away from its grand opening, according to Robert Shamosh, vp marketing and sales.
Premier Alden McLaughlin said the Cayman Islands government has decided to allow the construction of a cruise dock at George Town after weighing the environmental and economic implications.
Tom Spina, vp port operations for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, has left the company.
Total ships: 41
Total berths: 132,148
Total Order Book Value:$30,874,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$260,959