In an effort to support communities affected by the 2017 hurricanes in the Caribbean, and after a sold-out inaugural group on the upcoming Jan. 20 Crown Princess sailing, Princess Cruises and Fathom Travel are adding two spring departures.
Carnival Cruise Line's new 'Choose Fun' campaign marks a return to national television for the Winter Olympics and has heavy digital and out of home components.
In an attempt to speed up immigration clearance for cruise passengers, the government of India has waived the requirement of capturing biometrics for visiting cruise tourists arriving on an e-visa.
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.
Grand Celebration will return to service Dec. 23 with several enhancements, and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's new ship will be named Grand Classica.
Despite the fact that land-based tourism to the Middle East Gulf region have been growing in the past five years, it is unlikely to become a year-round cruise destination in the coming decade, however there is no reason why the Middle East cruise season should not be extended into the shoulder months of October and May was the concensus at the opening session on Day 2 of the Middle East Cruise Forum, taking place in Dubai Parks and Resorts.