With 135 calls carrying approximately 240,000 passengers expected during the 2016 cruise season, the Port of Halifax is preparing for another busy year.

Copenhagen Malmö Port forecasts a 9% spike in the number of cruise visitors to the Danish capital this year, when a single-day record is expected in June. In 2017, the port projects an all-time peak of 850,000 passengers, besting the 840,000 in 2012.

Ollivier Amaru, founding president of Tahiti Cruise Club, expressed satisfaction in accomplishments during the past two years as a new president takes over.

When Norwegian Cruise Line replaces Norwegian Star with the much larger Norwegian Getaway in 2017, Copenhagen will add 36,000 passenger movements. The ship carries about 1,000 more travelers.

More than 2.44m people visited Canada/New England by cruise ship in 2015, according to members of the Cruise Canada/New England Alliance (CCNE).

Port of New Orleans cruise terminals handled more than 1m cruise passengers in 2015, totaling 1,023,700, up 1% from 2014. The total marks the fifth consecutive record year and port officials expect another robust season in 2016 when new and larger ships are on tap.

Ruby Princess departed Canada Place Tuesday, marking the end of an extended cruise season at Port Metro Vancouver. Passenger volumes remained on par with 2014, with more than 800,000 cruisers traveling on 228 calls by 32 vessels.

Québec's St. Lawrence region continues to thrive as a cruise destination, with more ships and passengers and many more calls and turnarounds in 2015 than ever before.

The Port of Québec handled a record 122 cruise calls from 29 ships this year. Some 122,000 passengers visited during the season, which started in May.

Cruiseport Boston's 2015 featured six maiden calls and a Canada/New England season that now stretches six months plus a new Bermuda itinerary.

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