The Municipality of Savona, the Port Authority of Savona and Costa Cruises signed a three-year memorandum of understanding for sustainable development in the cruise sector in the Italian sea-port.

Cruise lines, their passengers and crew spent US$1.66bn in Southeast Asia in 2014, according to statistics compiled by Cruise Line International Association.

Global cruise demand reached 22.04m in 2014, a 3.4% increase over 2013, while cruise-related expenditures generated $119.9bn in total output, up from $117bn, according to a new Cruise Lines International Association study.

Cruise lines, their passengers and crew spent a record $21bn in the US in 2014, according to a new study from Cruise Lines International Association. Total contributions of the global cruise industry to the US economy topped $46bn, 4.5% higher than in 2013, and also a new record.

Cruise tourism generated $3.16bn in direct expenditures, 75,050 jobs and $976m in wages across 35 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America during the 2014/15 season, according to a study commissioned by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.

The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF), CruiseMaineUSA and The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce partnered to support a trio of mid-coast Maine nonprofit organizations: Trekkers, Youthlinks/Broadreach Family & Community Services and the AIO Food Pantry.

Premier Alden McLaughlin said the Cayman Islands government has decided to allow the construction of a cruise dock at George Town after weighing the environmental and economic implications.

On Sept. 30, 2000, Carnival Celebration made its inaugural voyage from Galveston, commencing the port's year-round cruise service.

British Columbia's Nanaimo, which will handle a return visit by Celebrity Solstice on Monday, has booked two additional cruise calls in 2016 for a total of eight. That is up from calls by three cruise ships this year.

The Port of San Diego's cruise season opened this week with Wednesday's Celebrity Infinity call, part of a nine-night Pacific coastal cruise round-trip San Francisco. Other ports are Monterey, Santa Barbara, Catalina and Ensenada.

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