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Viking Cruises and China Merchants Shekou, representing China Merchants Group, signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture focused on building a cruise line with worldwide offerings for the Chinese market.

After the all-male 'State of the Industry' panel had their say, women cruise line leaders took the stage at Seatrade Cruise Global in what Princess Cruises president Jan Swartz called 'a historic moment.'

Following a string of very good years, the cruise industry remains buoyant with no downturn in sight, top leaders said Tuesday in Miami.

MSC Cruises unveiled the striking look of its double terminal (AA and AAA) on the eastern end of PortMiami, which will be capable of handling a pair of 7,000-passenger ships simultaneously.

More people cruised globally in 2018 than forecast, with 28.5m taking seagoing vacations, a nearly 7% increase from 2017, and up from the 28.2m originally projected by Cruise Lines International Association.

Cruise tourism in Asia has been identified as one of the fastest-growing sectors in tourism development, with the number of passengers increasing by an estimated annual average of 33%, from 775,000 in 2012 to nearly 4.26m in 2018.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) announced the arrival of the latest addition to its fleet, Vasco da Gama in Singapore Monday.

Joseph Boschulte, commissioner designee for the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, will be encouraging a 'refresh' of USVI's tourism product and urging cruise lines to consider St. Croix a distinct destination with its own special attributes.

Compliance in ballast water treatment depends on crew knowledge as well as the treatment system. To help customers secure it, Alfa Laval has a complete range of training options for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3. Among them are open crew trainings, which the company now provides in three additional locations.

‘Overcrowding is an issue that both local ports and cruise lines need to work together to address,’ said David Vass, svp worldwide cruise business and operations Abercrombie & Kent Destination Management during Seatrade Cruise Global's conference session on Monday.

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