The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators signed the Buenos Aires Declaration, which states that signatories cannot knowingly facilitate the carriage or sale of illegally traded wildlife products.
The cruise industry's long-running lawsuit against the city and borough of Juneau over a $5 head tax and $3 per passenger port development fee may be drawing to a close.
Kelly Craighead, with more than 15 years in public and private sector tourism jobs, was appointed president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association.
Working with Ocean Unite and Richard Branson, Virgin Voyages is sponsoring Branson and Fabien Cousteau’s Aquatica submarine dive to Belize’s Blue Hole on Dec. 2.
The Québec ports of Baie-Comeau and Havre Saint-Pierre chalked up their strongest cruise seasons in 2018, while Sept-Îles achieved its second best year following cancellations related to the federal right whale protection measures in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
CLIA has announced that next year it will run its biggest ever river cruise roadshow for members, visiting six cities over a two-week period in March 2019.
In spite of 2017's devastating hurricanes, Caribbean and Latin American destinations overall benefited from a record $3.36bn in direct cruise spending, a 6.3% increase compared to the last measurement in 2015.