Cruising's direct economic impact across North Asia in 2016 tallied $3.23bn in direct expenditures, $1.51bn in value-added goods and services and 23,697 full- and part-time jobs paying $754.5m in compensation.

A speed cap to safeguard highly endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is just the latest whale-related protocol involving cruise ships. Stakeholders are asking if successful practices from elsewhere could help mitigate the financial impact of this restriction on St. Lawrence ports and cruise lines.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island's cruise season is off to a strong start with record-breaking numbers: 36,000 passengers and crew in the first three months.

The Panama Tourism Authority, Copa Airlines and Pullmantur Cruises signed a collaboration agreement to promote Panama as a cruise destination.

Fully rebuilt from a casino boat into a luxurious, all-suite river vessel, American Duchess arrived at New Orleans in preparation for its Aug. 14 naming and inaugural sailing.

Costa Cruises reduced waste by 9.5% per passenger day and cut its carbon footprint by 5% from 2015 to 2016. Fuel consumption per passenger day went down 3%, according to the company's newly released 2016 sustainability report.

Residential ship The World is scheduled to arrive at Nanaimo, British Columbia, at 7 a.m. today and depart at midnight July 14.

The New York City Economic Development Corp. hired Ports America veteran Michael DeMeo as vp transportation systems, NYCruise.

The cruise business contributed $49.9m to New Brunswick's economy in 2016, according to Port Saint John. That is a 20% increase from the $41.5m in 2012.

The Costa Group and parent Carnival Corp. & plc plan to hire approximately 4,500 Italian crew members for new and existing ships by 2022 as the companies underscored their importance to Italy upon AIDAperla's maiden call today at Genoa.

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