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.
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.