Azamara cancels April 12 sailing of Azamara Quest, statement

Since Sunday, April 1, Azamara Quest has remained in Sandakan while teams onboard assessed the damage caused by the engine fire, and gather the necessary information in order to make a decision regarding the next voyage. Assessment such as these can be complicated, and all facts must be gathered before a decision can be reached. […]

Barcelona cruise port has record breaking 2011

Cruise numbers are on the rise for the port of Barcelona who reported their 2011 figures earlier today. In 2011 the cruise port saw 2.6-million cruise passengers, up 13% from 2010. 8,007 ships called in Barcelona last year, 881 of them being cruise ships making cruise ships 11% of overall traffic. Barcelona continues to serve […]

Costa Cruises sees positive booking trends for Easter cruises

  Cruise vacations remain one of the most popular getaways this Easter. In the past two weeks Costa Cruises, the largest Italian travel group, has recorded booking volumes for its 2012 Easter cruises exceeding the corresponding figures for its Easter cruises in 2011. The company, which is the only Italian-flagged cruise company, has five ships […]

Alaska 2011 visitor numbers released, cruise numbers slowly increasing

The 2011 numbers are out for Alaska’s tourism and they had another record breaking year of 1,556,800 visitors. The numbers reflect cruise, air, and drive/ferry traffic. For cruise visitors Alaska saw 883,000, meaning 57% of tourism came from cruise traffic, up one percent from 2011. “The increase Alaska is seeing is in no small part […]

Royal Caribbean announces three additional ships to European market

Royal Caribbean announced this week that joining Independence of the Seas and Adventure of the Seas in Europe in 2013 will be Liberty of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas.  The latest European deployment will add 121 sailings on 25 itineraries that call in 30 ports. So who’s going where? […]