With China and South Korea officially ending their months-long diplomatic dispute this week, cruise lines are hopeful China-based ships will be able to reinstate Korean ports. However, the three major cruise companies indicated it's too early to speculate when this may happen.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, its benefits and the influence it could bring to Asia and overall global cruise travel market dynamics, was a discussion point at Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific 2017.

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of US Coast Guard members and their families, will hold its Seventh District tribute Nov. 16 in Fort Lauderdale.

In a note to investors Wells Fargo Securities said multiple media are reporting China and South Korea have agreed to quickly move beyond a nearly year-long dispute that since April prompted the Chinese government to boycott South Korean goods and services including suspending package tours that visit Korea, including cruises.

The Greek government has ordered the raising of the sunken cruise ship Sea Diamond that foundered just off the popular holiday island of Santorini 10 years ago, leaving two French passengers missing and presumed dead.

There were encouraging words about post-hurricane resilience at the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association's annual conference. But as one audience member asked: How can destinations rebuild better than before if they don't have money?

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association has endorsed the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) global conference to be held in Jamaica next month.

A message of solidarity, recovery and resilience rang through at Tuesday's opening session of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association's annual conference. Mérida, Mexico, is hosting the event this week.

As hurricane recovery continues in the US Virgin Islands, Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Friday said 25 cruise ship calls are expected at St. Thomas in November.

Cruise Broome chairman Shayne Murray expects a A$7m dredging project at Port of Broome in Western Australia to be completed before next year’s annual conference of the Australian Cruise Association.

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