Virgin Voyages Goes Green: Tree and Plastic Free

Virgin Voyages Goes Green: Tree and Plastic Free

Virgin Voyages Goes Green: Tree and Plastic Free Sir Richard Branson has always been up for a challenge and protecting the planet is no different. Virgin Voyages has announced two eco-friendly partnerships focusing on responsibly sourced and sustainable products...

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Cruise Industry Goal: 40 Million Passengers by 2027

Cruise Industry Goal: 40 Million Passengers by 2027

Cruise Industry Goal: 40 Million Passengers by 2027 The global cruise line industry will host an estimated 30 million passengers in 2019, a first-time milestone breakthrough, and  by the looks of it there will be no slowdown in the industry.   The cruise industry is...

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Fourteen New Cruise Lines Entering Service

Fourteen New Cruise Lines Entering Service

Fourteen New Cruise Lines Entering Service If you’ve read our blogs (you have read our blogs…right?) you know we’ve talked about the number of new ships being built.  At last count, more than 120 new ships are scheduled to enter service in the next 10 years, and the...

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Trends that Impact the Cruise Industry

Trends that Impact the Cruise Industry

Trends that Impact the Cruise Industry The world is ever changing with a variety of impacts on every industry, and the cruise industry in no exception.  There are many worldwide trends that affect the way an industry can grow, how an industry does business, and what...

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Voluntourism in the Cruise Industry

Voluntourism in the Cruise Industry Most people go on a cruise to explore the world, but a growing number of passengers are setting off with different intentions: “to immerse themselves in the destination and to connect with its people in a more meaningful way”....

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“Shannon was also instrumental in assisting our company to expand into a new port of operation, Ketchikan. Prior to 2003, we only conducted tours in the SE Alaska ports of Juneau and Sitka. She worked with us to identify the best local tour businesses to partner with, to facilitate our entry into the community, and she helped us to develop a tour product that would be attractive to visitors to Ketchikan. The successful launch of our Best of Ketchikan by Land & Sea tour enabled us to establish the foot-hold we needed to move ahead in developing the other tour programs we now operate in this very busy port.”

— John Dunlap, Vice President, Allen Marine Tours