Cruise

Panama tenders $9 million cruise terminal operation

The Panama Maritime Authority has announced the tender for the operation and maintenance of the cruise terminal on Perico Island. The terminal is located at Panama City’s Amador Causeway, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. In this phase of the project, the terminal will be able to berth two large ships up to 380 meters/1,247 […]

CLIA reveals cruise passenger insights

Cruise industry trade group CLIA released the latest global cruise passenger statistics last week, showing that 28.5 million people took a cruse last year, up by 7% over 2017. North American travelers continue to embrace cruising, said the report, with an annual passenger increase of 9% (14.2 million passengers) in 2018. Cruising represents only 2% of the […]

Starboard Cruise Services appoints Brenda Yester Baty as Chief Commercial Officer

Starboard Cruise Services has appointed Brenda Yester Baty to the new role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In this newly created position, Baty will guide the company’s discipline for integration of business insights, shopper and market intelligence into operational execution and program development to further enhance Starboard’s delivery of exceptional guest experiences, says the company. Baty […]

Dufry tailors its airport expertise to onboard cruise sales

Dufry Cruise Services, the giant retailer’s former Flagship division that was renamed in 2018, has grown significantly over the past few years – from handling the retail concessions onboard only 9 ships in 2012, to working with 32 ships as of 2018. From its beginnings working with Norwegian Cruise Line, Dufry Cruise Services now operates […]

m1nd-set report: global cruise shopping is “every marketer’s dream scenario”

In its latest report, Swiss research agency m1nd-set takes a close look at onboard cruise shop-ping and how it compares with shopping at airports, concluding that cruise shopping “is every marketers’ dream scenario.” The m1nd-set research identified significant differences between international travelers shopping onboard cruise ships and in airports in terms of scale of business, […]

Starboard’s “Sensory Shopping Journey” on Celebrity Edge includes retail with a purpose for Malala Fund, sustainability and empowerment

  Starboard Cruise Services has revealed a next-level shopping experience aboard Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Celebrity Edge. The visionary vessel is set for her maiden voyage, a seven-night sailing on December 9th, from the brand new Terminal 25 in Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Among the many highlights of the inaugural season is the naming ceremony by the […]

Starboard Cruise Services invites guests to “Shop Royally” on Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship which made her North American debut for Caribbean sailings out of RCL’s new PortMiami Cruise Terminal on November 17, features game-changing duty free shops designed by Starboard Cruise Services. Symphony of the Seas says it is redefining cruise travel with revolutionary new adventures for […]

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