Cruise

State of the Asia cruise Industry: no signs of slowing down

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the findings of the new, comprehensive 2016 Asia Cruise Trends study. The data reveals the cruise industry in Asia is growing at a record pace and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, Asian source markets experienced the most growth year over year in ocean cruise passengers with an impressive […]

Genting’s Dream Cruises partners with Starboard to create a luxury retail experience at sea for Asia market

Asian luxury cruise line Dream Cruises is partnering with Starboard Cruise Services to manage Dream Cruises’ onboard shopping. Dream Cruises, owned and conceived by Genting Hong Kong, is the first luxury cruise line catering to the large and rapidly growing premium market in China and Asia. Miami-based Starboard Cruise Services, owned by worldwide luxury provider […]

Seatrade 2016—Cruise, Cuba, Caribbean & China

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  The 2016 Seatrade Cruise Global event – the largest conference and trade show in the international cruise industry, hosting more than 800 exhibitors and 11,000 attendees –opened March 14 with its traditional State of the Global Industry presented by a panel of the cruise world’s top executives discussing innovation. Frank Del Rio, President & […]

Porthole Cruise turns 20

Congratulations to our neighbor publication, Porthole Cruise Magazine, published by PPI Group, which is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year. On newsstands since 1996, and available by both print and digital subscriptions, Porthole Cruise Magazine “inspires” travelers to cruise through its wide array of editorial with ship reviews, destination features, onboard coverage, and photography, says Bill Panoff, […]

Bacardi names 2016 cruise competition finalists

Bacardi’s annual Bartender of the Year Cruise Competition – which has attracted thousands of entrants over its 12-year history –takes a giant step forward as it becomes part of a broader global bartender event. Bacardi Global Travel Retail’s annual cruise competition, which celebrates best practice, innovation and originality seen among bar professionals in the cruise […]

New cruise ports planned for the Caribbean

Four new Caribbean cruise ports are in development to open over the next few years, plus one on the Pacific Coast, reports Cruise Fever website. In many cases, these ports present potential travel retail opportunities. NCL’s Harvest Caye in Belize First on the agenda is Harvest Caye in Belize, scheduled to open on February 16 […]

Tiffany & Co. introduces first boutique at sea aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas

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  Tiffany & Co. has opened its first free-standing boutique at sea onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas. The gala opening of the new onboard concept took place on Nov. 21, with Luciano Rodembusch, vice president of Tiffany & Co. Latin America; Mark Tamis, senior vice president, Hotel Operations, Royal Caribbean International; and […]

Portela joins EWTRA to build cruise business

Jada Portela’s appointment as Key Account Manager for the cruise channel at Edrington Webb Travel Retail Americas in Miami will include managing the ship chandlers and onboard DF retail business, as well as calling on the buyers and operations of cruise lines. Portela brings great knowledge of and relations in the cruise line industry to […]

DFASS wins Cozumel cruise terminal duty free contract

Miami-based travel retailer DFASS has been awarded the duty free concession for the International Cruise Terminal at Cozumel, Quintana Roo following an open tender. The contract is for a ten-year term and covers a 10,000sqf duty free shop located directly in front of the cruise pier. The space should be turned over to the retailer […]

Port Everglades expansion moving forward

On July 8, Port Everglades gained approval from the US Army Corps of Engineers as well as a commitment of $1.2 million toward its engineering and design phase. The plan to deepen the channels from 42 to 48 feet would allow Port Everglades to accommodate Post-Panamax megaships. The $300+ million dredging project is now moving […]

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