The US Virgin Islands is determined to position itself as the No. 1 tourism destination in the Caribbean by employing robust public-private partnerships.

Sustainability sparked a lot of attention at Seatrade Cruise Global this year. During a dedicated session, panelists discussed the impact of growth and the need to take active responsibility for greener practices.

AmaWaterways christened its second river vessel for Portugal, AmaDouro, during festivities in Porto on Friday.

Explorer Dream, the new member of Dream Cruises' fleet, debuted in Shanghai and will launch its maiden voyage heading to Japan today.

Signature style and design are key when it comes to brand differentiation in the cruise industry, especially in the luxury sector that is currently seeing an uptick in demand. During a session at Seatrade Cruise Global, cruise industry design specialists discussed how originality and diversity can be resourced from outside the industry.

‘Asia is a region of mammoth proportions, dynamic cultural variances, huge source market opportunity and challenging operating constraints so what needs to be done to propel Asia Pacific into becoming the second largest source market in the world, and maybe even challenging for the top spot?’

What’s fueling the demand for luxury cruises? According to executives on the luxury panel at Seatrade Cruise Global, baby boomers continue to seek upscale experiences at sea because they have disposable incomes and time to travel.

Is there potential for more cruise itineraries along the vast Pacific Coast of the Americas, which stretches from Alaska in the north to Chile in the south? The topic was discussed by a panel on “The Rise of the Pacific Coast of the Americas” at Seatrade Cruise Global.

Following a string of very good years, the cruise industry remains buoyant with no downturn in sight, top leaders said Tuesday in Miami.

As the river cruise industry continues to expand and evolve, the focus is on introducing innovations without building ever-bigger ships, as many mainstream ocean cruise lines have done.

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