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Eastern Caribbean destinations like Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and the US Virgin Islands already welcome tens of thousands of cruise passengers per day after recovering from 2017's tragic and unprecedented hurricane season, but they are looking to the future.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, has been selected to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) hosted by the US secretary of defense.

The US Coast Guard issued a final rule to eliminate outdated regulations that imposed unnecessary screening requirements on cruise ships and cruise terminals.

SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel, today voiced its support for the carriage ban on noncompliant fuels proposed by the International Maritime Organization when the 0.5% sulphur fuel limit comes into force in January 2020.

Noting that much has changed since Canada's port authorities were established 20 years ago, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau on Monday called for a re-examination of the system to ensure the country is well-positioned to innovate and compete for years to come.

Caribbean cruise destinations hardest hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria last summer are aiming to fortify their storm–fighting arsenal with best practices developed from lessons learned in the powerful storms. 

Quoting Mark Twain, Harry Sommer, evp international business development, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, told a Seatrade Cruise Global panel the demise of China is somewhat exaggerated.

Chile and Panama are working together to develop and promote Pacific itineraries that support the new cruise terminal under construction at Amador near Panama City and the proposed new Valparaíso pier where cruise ships would get priority.

Fincantieri will pay €59.7m to acquire 50% of the share capital of STX France from the French state, according to a share purchase agreement signed today.

The Great Lakes region is growing 'quite dramatically' as a cruise destination this year while two major new government initiatives are embracing the business with infrastructure development plans.

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