Figures released today by CruiseBritain at its annual British Street Party on the exhibition floor at Seatrade Cruise Global show the number of cruise passengers visiting Britain continues to rise for the 10th consecutive year. In the last decade, passenger day calls have quadrupled to reach 1.415m, including an increase of 17% over 2016.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection unveiled seven- to 10-day cruises to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Canada and Northeastern US, with no two itineraries alike.

A fishing tour excursion offered by Landtours Ghana won the first Shore Excursion Presentation Challenge which took place at Seatrade Cruise Global, Monday.

Cruise lines including Carnival and Royal Caribbean have canceled shore excursions that make use of ferries between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and are strongly urging passengers to avoid ferries to the Mexican mainland.

Bookings opened for MSC Cruises' first Meraviglia-plus ship, MSC Grandiosa. It will begin sailing seven-night cruises from Genoa on Nov. 16, 2019, to Civitavecchia (Rome), Palermo, Valletta, Barcelona and Marseille.

Scandinavian ports and destinations are enjoying their place in the sun coming off the back of record growth in 2017 and with this year shaping up to bring more big numbers.

An exclusive interview with CEO Tom McAlpin on how Virgin Voyages doesn't just aim to disrupt cruising but to reinvent travel, with its first ship interior desgns to be revealed in May, headlines the latest issue of Seatrade Cruise Review. The magazine breaks out this week as the official publication of Seatrade Cruise Global.

Vladivostok, the nearest European cruise port to Asia, is witnessing a steady growth in its cruise business and is looking to develop as a transit call on 7 night ex-China sailings.


After two stable years of cruise activity, Stavanger is eyeing a record breaking 2019 with over 200 cruise ships and close to 500,000 cruise guests expected next year.

More people than ever before are cruising in the Baltic Sea. Extensive data collected from 32 Baltic ports shows growth in calls, turnarounds and passenger numbers, reaching a total of 5,054,849.

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