Lindblad extends co-operation with National Geographic

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has expanded its agreement with National Geographic Partners to include all of the Americas. The relationship between Lindblad and National Geographic, founded in 2004 with a shared interest in exploration, research, technology and conservation, includes co-selling, co-marketing and branding arrangements that run [Read more...]

2018-08-11T06:51:43+00:00 August 11th, 2018|Marketing|

Cruise & Ferry Route at SMM

This year’s SMM Hamburg exhibition will include a Cruise & Ferry Route. Exhibitors can show SMM visitors that they are important players in the Cruise & Ferry market by listing on the route. Ship technology providers – covering the entire range from the engine room [Read more...]

2018-07-14T05:59:09+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Marketing|

Passenger figures confirm cruising’s popularity

Last month, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) confirmed that 2017 was another positive year for the cruise industry in terms of ocean cruise passenger growth. Last year’s figures surpassed earlier projections, reaching 26.7 mill cruise passengers globally, up from the forecast 25.8 mill. For 2018, [Read more...]

2018-06-15T09:50:20+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Marketing|

Wallem behind ‘Viking Sun’ christening

Wallem Shipping China (Wallem Ship Agency) handled the Shanghai call of the ‘Viking Sun’ on its inaugural 2018 Viking World Cruise earlier this month. The ship berthed on Shanghai’s historic Bund, where she underwent an elaborate christening ceremony. Ahead of the call, the Wallem China [Read more...]

2018-03-28T06:04:44+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Marketing|

Chinese market to slow

The number of Chinese people taking a cruise is projected to fall this year from the 2.8 mill recorded in 2017. According to Paris-based shipbroker and consultancy, Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS), the anticipated drop is due to a backdrop of tightly regulated ticket sales and [Read more...]

2018-03-28T05:24:52+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Marketing|

SkySea Cruise Line to cease

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Ctrip’s SkySea Cruise Line joint venture is to end its Chinese operation later this year. The line has carried more than 200,000 Chinese passengers since its launch in 2015. The joint venture was formed in 2014 and was led by CEO [Read more...]

2018-03-28T05:12:53+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Marketing|

Norwegian coastal express service to split

The Norwegian Ministry of Transportation and Communications is to split the Norwegian coastal express service between Havila and Hurtigruten. Tenders have been awarded to both companies to run the daily service between Bergen and Kirkenes from 2021 to 2030. The current Hurtigruten tender runs until [Read more...]

2018-03-28T04:52:22+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Marketing|