New features at this year's Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference & Trade Show are aimed at optimizing conference participants’ and exhibitors’ interactions with cruise line representatives, and fresh workshop topics are being considered.
The Port of Southampton and PortMiami signed a sister port agreement during a visit from a delegation of officials from the Florida-based port and Miami-Dade County.
To incentivize cruise lines to homeport in Panama, President Juan Carlos Varela issued a decree authorizing reimbursement for the cost of one Panama Canal transit.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. said 2019 adjusted earnings per share could be reduced 35 cents to 45 cents due to the Trump administration's ban of cruises to Cuba from the US.
Following the Trump administration's renewed restrictions on travel to Cuba, the US Virgin Islands government is working closely with the cruise lines to help them as they race to rework their itineraries.
Since 2014, there has been a stalemate over cruise ships transiting the Venice Lagoon via the Giudecca Canal and San Marco Basin.
Tuesday evening update: Royal Caribbean became the first line to announce itinerary changes, to the June 5 and June 6 sailings, which will no longer stop in Cuba.
Cruise operators are reeling with uncertainty from the Trump administration's decision to halt sailings to Cuba from the US.
Some 440 frontline service providers in St. Maarten — taxi drivers, tour operators and staff from hotels, the port, tourism bureau, government buildings and immigration — were scheduled to take part in training this week.
Global Ports Holding said it has agreed in principle to an equity partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to develop Antigua and Barbuda's cruise facilities.