Carnival’s Latest New Build

Carnival’s Latest New Build Photo Credit: Venuelust Carnival Cruise Line is taking a dip into the past to name its new supersized ship when it debuts in 2020.  The new XL-class ship will be called “Mardi Gras”, a throwback of the company’s first ship, a 27,000-ton...

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You Won’t believe Who has 60% Cruise Traffic in China

SHANGHAI DOMINATES THE CHINESE CRUISE MARKETShanghai, China's largest city, leads the cruise traffic in China with about 60% of the Chinese cruise market. It is also the world’s largest city by population (over 24.3 million) and is a major cruise port of call and a...

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Rijeka Rises

Rijeka Rises!The cruise industry is experiencing an enviable growth trajectory that shows no signs of slowing.  We’ve previously blogged on this topic, noting that a remarkable 106 ships are scheduled to be delivered in the next 10 years.  Companies of all...

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THE TOP FIVE – A FIRST-TIME GUIDE TO CRUISING If you’re an experienced cruiser you already know the drill, but for the first-time cruiser having a “cheat sheet” to navigate this new world helps.  After finding your stateroom, here’s what’s next. 1. Get a...

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Carnival Raises the Bar With LNG Fueled Ships

Carnival Raises the Bar With LNG Fueled Ships Carnival Corporation has a long history of keeping the competition on its toes, and the trend continues with 11 LNG (liquefied natural gas) fueled ships on order across its brands.  It is the largest order of...

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Shannon Mckee Speaks at Global Tourism Summit

Last week the Hawaii Tourism Authority welcomed participants to Honolulu from around the world for the 2018 Global Tourism Summit.  The theme for the summit was Charting the Course with the focus on the need for every destination to...

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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