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China, Cuba, newbuilds and newcomers - the 30 top news stories of 2015

It's been one of the most eventful years in recent times for the global cruise industry with China, Cuba, acquisitions, new brands, LNG-powered cruise ships and ground-breaking ports and terminals vying for the headlines.

So far this year, Seatrade Cruise News has posted over 2,000 stories since the beginning of January, already an annual record number since the online news site launched (as Seatrade Insider) in 2000.

The December edition of Seatrade Cruise Review, just out, provided a great opportunity to recap the 30 top news stories from 2015 as read on Seatrade Cruise News so a hybrid digital issue was chosen as the best platform for delivery. By clicking on each headline readers can go staright to the full story in case they missed it first time around. The cover artwork is a tag cloud of the most referenced words featured in the 30 most-read stories.

The December issue also looks at key global markets and asks top industry executives to name their milestones in 2015 and opportunities and challenges for 2016, plus reviews of Seatrade Europe in Hamburg and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association conference in Cozumel, statistics, orderbook and a preview of the new ships arriving next year.