Delivering the European State of the Industry address at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon today, David Dingle, CLIA Europe chairman, was brief and to the point: ‘Currently the state of the cruise industry is very good indeed. The end. Thank you very much.’
Cruise Britain estimates passenger numbers to the British Isles in 2018 will continue to show the strongest growth rate of any northern European market segment.
Ted Blamey, who founded Sydney-based Chart Management Consultants in 1997 to service clients in the global cruise shipping and tourism industries, told delegates at ACA 2018 in Broome that homeports and transit ports need each other.
Cruising in Australia has gone from zero to hero in 10 years, keynote speaker Sture Myrmell told delegates at ACA 2018 in Broome.
In her welcome speech to the 120 delegates attending the Australian Cruise Association annual conference in Broome, the ‘port of pearls’ in Western Australia’s spectacular Kimberley region, ceo Jill Abel made special mention of first-time attendees from Japan and Norfolk Island and ‘our friends’ from Papua New Guinea.
Paul Papalia, Western Australia’s tourism minister who opened ACA 2018 at the Indian Ocean-front Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, said major upgrades to the port will establish Broome as a touchpoint destination for new cruise lines.
The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators' just-published report on their most recent search and rescue tabletop exercise said cruise ships can make valuable contributions to search and rescue (SAR) in the Arctic. To achieve this, dialogue between the cruise industry and SAR responders is essential.