Norway's popularity as a cruise destination continues to increase. In 2018, both ship arrivals and day visiting cruise guests are expected to rise again, informs Inge Tangerås, md of Cruise Norway.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is designing a program exclusively for Mexicans, with Magellan to operate a short season of Mexican Riviera sailings in early 2019 under the Cruceros Marítimos Vacacionales banner.

Fees are planned to go up at 17 US national parks in 2018, including two that are important attractions for cruise ship visitors: Alaska's Denali and Maine's Acadia.

Cruise Gate Hamburg and the Hamburg Cruise Net jointly welcomed this year's 800,000th cruise passenger with a gift package.

Charting a new frontier in cruising, Ponant ordered a luxury icebreaker with an electric hybrid system powered by liquefied natural gas, from Fincantieri's Vard. The contract price is approximately €270m.

Princess Cruises continues its strong presence in Japan, returning in 2019 for a sixth season with round-trips from Yokohama and Kobe.

Greece-based Celestyal Cruises has made year-round cruising in Greek waters a top priority.

Princess Cruises will offer its largest Canada/New England deployment in autumn 2019 and the chance to visit Greenland round-trip from New York aboard Caribbean Princess.

Passengers embarked Viking Sun today at PortMiami for Viking's inaugural world cruise, a five-month sojourn to London.

P&O Cruises' Britannia arrived at Scarborough Thursday on the first of seven calls to Tobago this season.

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