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Hong Kong Kai Tak cruise terminal to open in 2013

Hong Kong Hong Kong Kai Tak cruise terminal to open in 2013

By Leslie Tang

HONG KONG - Hong Kong will start building its new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal next year in the hopes of developing into a premier cruise hub in the region.

Tipping on cruise ships: the etiquette guide

Cruise Tips Tipping on cruise ships: the etiquette guide

By Carolyn Spencer Brown

Cruise ship tipping has long been an area of contention, but the debate may be nearing conclusion.

Carnival Corporation confirms order for a new 4,000 passenger ship

Carnival Cruises Carnival Corporation confirms order for a new 4,000 passenger ship

It seems that unlike the rest of the travel industry, the cruise industry has not been hit as hard by the recession.

Yacht cruises getting popular in Brunei

Brunei Yacht cruises getting popular in Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan - After more than 10 months since setting up a shop in Brunei, yacht charter company Dream Charter has acquired a new addition to its fleet after deciding that the market was ...

Jamaica named World's Leading Cruise Destination

Jamaica Jamaica named World's Leading Cruise Destination

For the fourth consecutive year, Jamaica has been named the World's Leading Cruise Destination in the World Travel Awards.

Cruise firm welcomes extra airline seats to Fiji

Fiji Cruise firm welcomes extra airline seats to Fiji

The announcement of new airline operators into Fiji and increased airline seats is good news to the tourism industry, says South Seas Cruises chief executive Kit Nixon.

Alaska AG: Cruise passenger tax legal

Alaska Cruise Tax Alaska AG: Cruise passenger tax legal

JUNEAU - Alaska has a strong case to defend itself in the cruise ship industry's lawsuit on a passenger tax, according to the state attorney general.

FCCA conference boosts island tourism efforts

16th Annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference & Trade Show FCCA conference boosts island tourism efforts

Caribbean and Latin American leaders, including Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez, committed to strengthening cruise tourism efforts throughout the region as nearly 1,000 industry experts ...

Puerto Rico aims to become Caribbean cruise industry base

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico aims to become Caribbean cruise industry base

SAN JUAN – The director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, a state agency known by the initials CTPR, has launched a series of meetings with directors of cruise lines with the goal of making ...

Dunedin is set to get an influx of tourists

New Zealand's Cruise Season Dunedin is set to get an influx of tourists

Dunedin is set to experience an influx of tourists during cruise ship season, which opens tomorrow.

Luxury cruise fares suddenly seem pricier? Look again

New Cruise Pricing Model Luxury cruise fares suddenly seem pricier? Look again

You may not have noticed, but prices for some higher-end cruises have gone up by a couple hundred dollars.

Royal Caribbean: 'Cheap' Brits are poor tippers

Cruise News Royal Caribbean: 'Cheap' Brits are poor tippers

One of the top players in the cruise vacation industry is playing with the idea of modifying its tipping policy because of the reluctance of passengers from Britain to offer gratuities on board ...

Haiti hoping Oasis cruises will put it on the tourism map

New Pier At Labadee Haiti hoping Oasis cruises will put it on the tourism map

By Jane Archer

The Haiti Tourism Association is hoping the arrival of Oasis of the Seas, which launches in December, coupled with the US$55 million Royal has spent on Labadee, spells a new beginning for Haiti ...

Thomson offering cruises to Cuba

Cuban Cruises Thomson offering cruises to Cuba

British company Thomson Cruises has now announced that it will be offering a number of 14-night Caribbean cruises, starting later this year.

Richars Fain: Cruise industry stabilizing

Cruise News Richars Fain: Cruise industry stabilizing

By Deepa Seetharaman

NEW YORK - The cruise industry has touched bottom and is now stabilizing, but questions linger about when a rebound will occur, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd's CEO said in an interview .

Kenya eyes cruise tourism spill-over from South Africa

Cruise News Kenya eyes cruise tourism spill-over from South Africa

By Benard Sanga

Stakeholders in Kenya’s cruise tourism are looking forward to reaping from a spill over of visitors to South Africa.

Mexico to lose most of its 'Love Boats'

Mexico's "Love Boats" Mexico to lose most of its 'Love Boats'

By Christine Delsol

As if pockets of trigger- and machete-happy drug gangs and infamy as the cradle of swine flu weren't enough, Mexico is now losing half of its "Love Boat" cruises.

Cruise bookings surge 30% in UK

If The Price Is Right They Will Come Cruise bookings surge 30% in UK

More people are taking to the seas for their holidays and making the most of discounts on luxury cruise holidays, new figures show.

There are luxury cruise ships, and then there are luxury cruise ships

Luxury Cruising There are luxury cruise ships, and then there are luxury cruise ships

Cecile Mortel, master cruise counselor and senior travel consultant at Homestead Wings Travel in Hummelstown, has sailed on Crystal Cruises, a luxury line, at least five times.

UK cruise market is on an upswing

Cruise Market In UK UK cruise market is on an upswing

Experts are now saying that the UK cruise market could be huge in 2010, thus, labeling the market as being on an upswing.

Six Welsh and Irish ports join forces to attract more cruises

Celtic Wave To Bring In More Cruises Six Welsh and Irish ports join forces to attract more cruises

Six Welsh and Irish ports are joining together in a £1.2m project to try to attract more cruise passengers.

Saying "I do" at sea

Cruise Weddings Saying "I do" at sea

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Over 60 percent of travel agents report their cruise wedding business has increased in the last two years.

Richard Fain: Biggest is best

Cruising According To Fain Richard Fain: Biggest is best

These are the questions you like to be asked. “Have you cruised?” enquires Richard Fain, a burly American who seems to chew each word gruffly as he speaks. Never.

Cruising off the beaten path

Just Cruising Cruising off the beaten path

This might come as a shock, but not every cruise is all about rum-laden umbrella drinks, 24/7 bingo, "The Love Boat" theme on steel drum and a general atmosphere devoid of culture and, well, any ...

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