Port Everglades completely remodeled its sixth cruise terminal in five years with $24m worth of renovations and upgrades designed for greater efficiency and passenger convenience. Cruise Terminal 4 officially opened Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that also celebrated Broward 100, the county’s centennial year and commitment to the arts.

Newfoundland and Labrador reported a very successful 2014 cruise season with increased calls, ship visits to more ports and more sailings beginning or ending in the province.

A landmark study commissioned by CLIA Australasia has shown that the cruise industry generated A$3.2bn (US$2.8bn) for Australia last year.

Port of Seattle cruise terminals handled 179 vessel calls and 823,780 revenue passengers, more than projected, in 2014. The port anticipates 192 calls and 895,055 revenue passengers next year.

Port industry veteran Don Allee will assume control of the Port of New Orleans' Cruise and Tourism Division in January, following the retirement of current director J. Robert Jumonville.

By hosting the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference & Trade Show this week, St. Maarten expects a bump in future economic impact and exposure as a budding convention destination. Some 1,000 attendees are in Philipsburg for the FCCA's 21st annual event.

China, Australia and Europe are getting a lot of the cruise business's attention these days. But hundreds of millions of dollars are pouring into major new developments in the Americas, where cruising is still important and growing.

Seven ships at four Maine ports on Sept. 30 will comprise the busiest day of the season when more than 11,500 passengers are due to visit the state on cruises.

The Port of Galveston—which a recent study ranked as the fourth busiest US cruise port based on 2013's 605,000 embarkations—looks to increase its share in 2015.

State, local and community leaders gathered in Boston on Wednesday to honor the 10th anniversary of Queen Mary 2 and commemorate the historic relationship between Cunard Line and the city as the company looks to its 175th anniversary in 2015. Boston was Cunard’s first US port of call when Britannia concluded its maiden trans-Atlantic voyage from Great Britain to North America in July 1840.

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