Carnival Corp & plc today signed a first-of-its-kind, long-term strategic partnership with the Japanese port city of Sasebo. Under the agreement, Carnival will invest in the construction of a new terminal to be operational by 2020. The cruise group will also be granted berthing preference as part of the arrangement.

Genting Cruise Line threw a mega party at sea on board World Dream last weekend to recognize the significant efforts of some 300 trade partners to the cruise group’s ‘outstanding growth during an year of many milestones’.

The Port of Kiel is providing additional handling capacity for cruise ships with the construction of a second terminal at the city-centre Ostseekai.

2017 was another record year for Germans cruising, with 2.19m people, an 8.4% increase, choosing a sea-going holiday.

Construction for Genting Hong Kong's first 204,000gt Global-class newbuild began Thursday at MV Werften. There Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay revealed this ship and a sister will sail for Dream Cruises, operating summers from Shanghai and Tianjin and the rest of the year in Australia/New Zealand, Southeast Asia and West Coast US.

Viking Cruises' fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun, was officially named during a spectacular celebration on The Bund, in the heart of Shanghai, mid-way through its 141-day world cruise. 

Caribbean cruise destinations hardest hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria last summer are aiming to fortify their storm–fighting arsenal with best practices developed from lessons learned in the powerful storms. 

Quoting Mark Twain, Harry Sommer, evp international business development, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, told a Seatrade Cruise Global panel the demise of China is somewhat exaggerated.

Ponant Asia Pacific chair Sarina Bratton started an Australasia session at Seatrade Cruise Global by talking about the elephant in the room: cruise infrastructure in the gateway to the region, Sydney.

Hong Kong handled 245 cruise calls in 2017, a 28% year-on-year increase from 2016, and recorded a 33% increase in cruise throughput, with more than 900,000 passengers.

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