Monitor tourism trends. Craft experiences in sync with each cruise line's brand proposition and customers. Plan for different age groups. Fold social media and technology into the tour. Ensure guides are passionate storytellers. Constantly review and refresh. Innovate.
Emergency preparedness is critical for Caribbean destinations that host cruise ships, a panel of cruise line and destination experts said Thursday.
Key Asia brand presidents will meet to share their thoughts on China's potential to become the world's largest cruise source market at the Seatrade Asia Pacific Cruise Congress taking place October 11-13 in Shanghai's Baoshan district.
Costa Cruises has selected four design firms - Jeffrey Beers International, Dordoni Architetti, Partner Ship Design and Rockwell Group - to create the interior spaces of the two new 180,000gt ships that are being built by Meyer Turku for delivery in 2019 and 2021.
The Caribbean can keep thriving even as other global destinations grow provided it stays energized and engaged, cruise line leaders said Wednesday. But it's not enough to gear up for one 6,000-passenger ship—think about several in a day.
Total ships: 68
Total berths: 201,160
Total Order Book Value:$48,327,631,647.00
Average Price Per Berth:$314,499