Delivering the European State of the Industry address at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon, David Dingle, CLIA Europe chairman, was brief and to the point: ‘Currently the state of the cruise industry is very good indeed. The end. Thank you very much.’

Cruising in Australia has gone from zero to hero in 10 years, keynote speaker Sture Myrmell told delegates at ACA 2018 in Broome.

As top travel retailers and international media got a first peek at Celebrity Edge today at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo announced sister ship Celebrity Apex will debut in Southampton in spring 2020.

Under the slogan of 'Fluß meets Meer' (German for 'River meets the sea'), A-ROSA Flussschiff and Celebrity Cruises have teamed up for a new road show campaign targeting Germans. In other news, Portugal's Douro River is joining A'Rosa's destinations.

Spending on luxury cruises ballooned 14% in 2017, the highest increase among eight categories of luxury goods, including cars, fine wines and spirits, fine food, personal goods, hospitality, designer furniture and fine art.

CLIA UK & Ireland reports another year of record growth in 2017 for the river cruise sector; passenger numbers rose by 21%, and total bed nights were up by 24%, compared to 2016.

Jason Triebel has been appointed director of sales Australia and New Zealand for RCL Cruises, effective September 10.

India Cruise Lines Association (INCLA) presented a White Paper on Recommendations for Indian Cruise Tourism to India’s Shipping and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari at its first Global Cruise Conclave in Mumbai Thursday night.

Experts say India has the potential to develop a thriving domestic cruise business—if only the costs didn't stand in the way.

At a lunch in the Poolside Cafe on the fringe of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden overlooking the Royal Australian Navy base at Woolloomooloo, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ svp and md Asia Pacific, Steve Odell, told media how he hired Andy Stuart.

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