Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2024

21 AIDA Cruises to call at Japanese ports for the first time in 2025 AIDA Cruises will call at several ports in Japan for the first time as part of its 2025 cruise programme, which includes a 15-day ‘Grand Japan Round Trip’ onboard AIDAstella. The ship will depart from the port of Yokohama in Tokyo Bay on 2 April, before visiting the ports of Tokyo, Kobe, Kanmon Passage, Busan, Kanazawa, Niigata, Akita, Hakodate, Miyako and Shimizu. The cruise will then end with a return to Tokyo on 17 April. Haifa Port to create Israel’s first purpose-built cruise terminal Haifa Port in Israel has appointed Bermello, Ajamil & Partners to design the country’s first purpose-built cruise terminal. The new cruise terminal is set to become the first significant project for the port’s new owners, majority stakeholder Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone and minority partner Gadot Group, after the port was privatised earlier this year. Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, which has successfully executed cruise terminal projects in six continents, has created a design that aims to be “especially sensitive to the history and culture of Israel” as well as the planned waterfront development. Photo: Haifa Port Company Photo: Unsplash/Atul Vinayak Colombia is preparing for the start of its 2023-2024 cruise season, with the South American country anticipating an economic impact of $50 million from the cruise industry. According to data provided by port authorities to government agency ProColombia, at least 30 cruise lines will make calls in Colombia during the season, carrying an estimated 334,000 passengers. Visiting companies will include Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, MSC Cruises, and AIDA Cruises, among others. Colombia prepares for growth in 2023-2024 cruise season Photo: ProColombia MARKETWATCH