2019 Cruise Industry Trends to Watch

2019 Cruise Industry Trends to Watch The evolution of the cruise industry has been remarkable. In the 60+ years since the first ship sailed from Miami to the Caribbean, the industry has reinvented itself to meet the demands of a variety of markets.  Today’s cruises...

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Energy Efficiency Cruise Trends

Energy Efficiency Cruise Ship Trends The Cruise Industry is a global citizen and with that comes a global responsibility. This responsibility is being taken seriously and there are big plans in motion. Until the major upgrades can be made, cruise lines are taking...

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Dividends Announced by Carnival

Dividends Announced by Carnival This month Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced that it has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share. The company's Board of Directors approved a record date for the quarterly dividend of February...

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Grand Celebration Returns to Palm Beach

Grand Celebration Returns to Palm Beach The Port of Palm Beach welcomes the return of Bahamas Paradise Grand Celebration for sailings and sail and stay options to Grand Bahama Island. Bahamas Paradise sent the Grand Celebration to assist in relief efforts in St....

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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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“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