From blueberry pies to balloons, costumed dancers to drummers, and even stevedores in bilingual welcome vests, ports along the Saint Lawrence River pull out all the stops for cruise visits. It's part of the region's 'Best Bienvenue' initiative.
Bruce Krumrine, vp shore excursions for Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn, is the keynote speaker for Cruise New Zealand 2017 to be held in the Auckland Museum on August 29.
Aiming high, Canada/New England by 2026 wants to be a premier, year-round cruise destination that welcomes dozens of international lines, hundreds of ship calls and more than 1m cruisers annually.
The 50th MedCruise General Assembly is taking place this week in Gibraltar with around 120 representatives from MedCruise port and associate members, cruise line executives and media meeting to discuss latest developments in the cruise sector, as well as the implications and prospects of cruising in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas.
Paula Bennett, deputy prime minister and minister for tourism, will officially open Cruise New Zealand 2017 at the Auckland Museum on August 29.
Seatrade Cruise News readers around the globe are invited to enter the 2017 Seatrade Cruise Awards scheme.