Technology is transforming guest services on board cruise ships, while the power of social media is helping lines monitor and improve guest satisfaction.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages will operate 'soft expedition' voyages in the Sea of Cortez from Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico's newest cruise homeport.
Miami-based SunStone Ships signed to build a sixth Infinity-class expedition vessel in China and said it already has a long-term charter agreement in place. Delivery is set for September 2021.
A federal judge has warned Carnival Corp. she may temporarily block its ships from calling at US ports over alleged probation violation related to the company's $40m pollution settlement.
Signature style and design are key when it comes to brand differentiation in the cruise industry, especially in the luxury sector that is currently seeing an uptick in demand. During a session at Seatrade Cruise Global, cruise industry design specialists discussed how originality and diversity can be resourced from outside the industry.
‘Asia is a region of mammoth proportions, dynamic cultural variances, huge source market opportunity and challenging operating constraints so what needs to be done to propel Asia Pacific into becoming the second largest source market in the world, and maybe even challenging for the top spot?’