‘Australia will welcome 70 cruise ships over the 2023-24 season, which is well above the 60 or so scheduled to visit in 2019-20,’ Cruise Lines International Association MD Australasia Joel Katz told delegates at Cruise360 in Brisbane on Thursday.
Biometrics could lead to greater productivity and passenger satisfaction, in addition to making port processes more secure, but the cost could be ‘considerable.’
Global Ports Holding was awarded a 10-year concession for Bremerhaven Cruise Port with a potential five-year extension option.
Meyer Floating Solutions, part of the Meyer shipbuilding group, put forward a concept for sustainable, floating cruise terminals.
Mauritius expects to receive 24 cruise calls during its 2023 season and 30 in 2024, hinting at a gradual return to pre-pandemic figures.