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Port of New Orleans launches digital learning toolbox

Port of New Orleans launches digital learning toolbox
By Alex Smith | 02 April 2020

Resources are aimed at educating students about the role of the local maritime industry

Bringing cruising to an island of inspiration

Bringing cruising to an island of inspiration
By Jacqui Griffiths | 01 April 2020

As Port Royal welcomes its first cruise guests, William Tatham tells Jacqui Griffiths how rich ecology and heritage make Jamaica an island of unique ports of call

As Port Royal welcomes its first cruise guests, William Tatham explains what makes Jamaica unique

Quebec Tourism Industry issues update on impact of Covid-19

Quebec Tourism Industry issues update on impact of Covid-19
By Alex Smith | 23 March 2020

Tourist bodies advise industry to collaborate to help industry bounce back

Floating battery service launched in Amsterdam

Floating battery service launched in Amsterdam
By Alex Smith | 09 March 2020

The battery will help meet demand during the peak season for river cruise calls to the city

Fridjtof Nansen makes first showcase call in Dover

Fridjtof Nansen makes first showcase call in Dover
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 March 2020

Hurtigruten visits UK port ahead of starting homeporting in Dover for the first time in 2021

Holistica Destinations to develop Bahamian locations

Holistica Destinations to develop Bahamian locations
By Alex Smith | 06 March 2020

Venture between Royal Caribbean Cruises and ITM group will invest US$300 million in project

British Virgin Islands launches BVI Now app

British Virgin Islands launches BVI Now app
By Alex Smith | 04 March 2020

The travel app provides cruise guests with an updated listing of businesses on the islands

Piraeus begins cruise terminal expansion project

Piraeus begins cruise terminal expansion project
By Alex Smith | 28 February 2020

The Greek port inaugurated the development with a ceremony at the terminal

Disney Cruise Line to return to Greece for summer 2021

Disney Cruise Line to return to Greece for summer 2021
By Alex Smith | 26 February 2020

Disney Magic will explore the Mediterranean and call at several new European ports 

Exceeding guest expectations with memorable experiences

Exceeding guest expectations with memorable experiences
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 26 February 2020

Senior executives from Carnival Australia and Pullmantur Cruises tell Elly Yates-Roberts how they are working to take customer satisfaction to a whole new level

Carnival Australia and Pullmantur Cruises’ executives discuss how they’re working to satisfy customers

Port of Marseille Fos and Costa Group sign research agreement

Port of Marseille Fos and Costa Group sign research agreement
By Alex Smith | 25 February 2020

Study will investigate technologies for improved efficiency of energy systems, especially shore power

How Vancouver provides sustainable satisfaction

How Vancouver provides sustainable satisfaction
By Alex Smith | 25 February 2020

Vancouver is the main homeport for ships sailing Alaskan cruises and the port authority continues to invest in a great guest experience and environmental protection

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is investing in the guest experience and environmental protection

Silverseas Cruises’ luxurious requirements

Silverseas Cruises’ luxurious requirements
By Alex Smith | 24 February 2020

Cruise lines and ports need to work together to meet the needs and responsibilities of luxury travel, as Silversea Cruises’ Justin Poulsen explains to Alex Smith

Cruise lines and ports need to work together to meet the needs of luxury travel, says Justin Poulsen

Walking through history on the island of Crete

Walking through history on the island of Crete
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 February 2020

A visit to Heraklion is ideal for cruise guests who want to step back in time, embark on an adventure, or enjoy a rich culinary culture

Guests to Heraklion can step back in time, embark on adventure or enjoy a rich culinary culture

Problem solving for the perfect itineraries

Problem solving for the perfect itineraries
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 February 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks executives from Costa Cruises, Marella Cruises and V. Ships Leisure how they overcome the challenges of planning the perfect itinerary

Cruise line executives explain how they overcome the challenge of planning their cruise experiences

American Cruise Lines signs docking agreement with Vicksburg

American Cruise Lines signs docking agreement with Vicksburg
By Alex Smith | 19 February 2020

20-year deal will give the line receive priority docking at the US port for a per-passenger fee

The cruise capital of the world is becoming bigger than ever

The cruise capital of the world is becoming bigger than ever
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 19 February 2020

PortMiami has seen unprecedented success in the cruise sector for many years, and with new partnerships, there is no sign of it slowing down

With new terminals on the way, there is no sign of PortMiami’s unprecedented success slowing down

How Costa Cruises is planning to please

How Costa Cruises is planning to please
By Alex Smith | 18 February 2020

Mario Alovisi tells Alex Smith what criteria the cruise line prioritises when designing the ideal cruise itineraries for guests

Mario Alovisi discusses the criteria Costa Cruises prioritises when designing the cruise itineraries

Royal Caribbean to build first Royal Beach Club

Royal Caribbean to build first Royal Beach Club
By Alex Smith | 17 February 2020

The cruise line signs agreement with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda

Creating a distinctive destination for cruise guests

Creating a distinctive destination for cruise guests
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 February 2020

Vigo’s port authority is turning aspects of local life into exclusive experiential tourism activities that will delight cruise guests of all ages

Vigo’s port authority is turning aspects of local life into experiential activities for visitors

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