Norwegian passenger ship owner and operator, The Fjords, has taken delivery of a vessel it believes sets new standards for environmentally responsible passenger transport.
Daniel Günther, minister-president of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, Michael Thamm, ceo of Costa Group & Carnival Asia, Dr. Ulf Kämpfer, mayor of the Federal State capital Kiel, and Dr. Dirk Claus, md of Seehafen Kiel, signed a declaration of intent yesterday onboard AIDAluna on the joint promotion of environmentally-friendly cruise tourism in the port of Kiel.
A record 150 or so North European ports, destinations and service providers attending the 2018 Cruise Europe conference in St Petersburg, Russia Wednesday heard of the growth mode the region is currently experiencing and with 99 newbuilds delivering through to 2027, the future also looks bright.
Eastern Caribbean destinations like Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and the US Virgin Islands already welcome tens of thousands of cruise passengers per day after recovering from 2017's tragic and unprecedented hurricane season, but they are looking to the future.
Forecasters in Fiji say a cyclone brewing in the ocean to the west will hit around midday on Tuesday.
Effective ballast water management, the impact of lower sulphur limits and stricter environmental regulations are forcing the maritime industries to take action. When it comes to eco-friendly ship operation, the cruise and ferry industries are one step ahead in many cases.
Carnival Corp. & plc painted a very strong demand picture for 2018 cruises across all regions but noted bookings for the Eastern Caribbean are slightly behind, citing 'a bit of a hurricane hangover.'
Caribbean cruise destinations hardest hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria last summer are aiming to fortify their storm–fighting arsenal with best practices developed from lessons learned in the powerful storms.
Carnival Corp. & plc inked the contract for a third LNG-powered newbuild for AIDA Cruises at Meyer Werft.