The Port of Seattle is embarking on another record cruise season with the arrival of the first ship, Norwegian Sun. The just-delivered Norwegian Bliss is due May 30, becoming the largest cruise ship on the West Coast.

During 2019, a Costa Cruises ship will homeport at Genoa for the first time in nearly 15 years, while the new flagship Costa Smeralda will operate an itinerary that includes the fellow Ligurian ports Savona and La Spezia.

New York City's cruise industry is stronger than ever, with an economic impact of more than $228m, up 41% since 2016, according to a new study.

The Port of Galveston achieved a new milestone in December, embarking 113,488 passengers, surpassing previous volumes and setting a record as the busiest month since the port began its cruise business in September 2000.

Cruise Lines International Association forecasts 27.2m people around the world will take seagoing vacations in 2018. That's a 5.4% increase from the estimated 25.8m in 2017, and up from the 24.7m in 2016.

Counting MSC Seaside, MSC Cruises could be ushering in 'at least' 10 ships through 2026—four at Fincantieri and, counting options, six more at STX France, where Fincantieri holds a controlling stake.

New Brunswick's Port Saint John wrapped a cruise season that included a dozen double-ship days and five triple ship days in September and October.

The Port of Seattle handled a record 1,071,594 revenue passengers through its cruise terminals this year, with an estimated 1,092,345 expected in 2018.

New York City's Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will be expanded and modernized to handle larger, newer ships and improve connectivity.

Larger cruise ships as long as 1,100 feet can now dock at Port Everglades' Cruise Terminal 4 without extending into the Intracoastal Waterway.

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