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A couple of news items have caught my eye in the last couple of days, and I decided I’d comment on them here. This post will cover the first that caught my eye, and a later post will deal with the other. First was a press release from Cruise Industry News, in which they are […]

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Seatrade, the cruise industry body, is having one of its conferences (“Seatrade Europe”) in Hamburg this week. Ahead of the conference (which runs from 6 September to 8 September) Seatrade has released an infographic which shows the 2016 market numbers for the major territories. They are: Germany – 2.02 million passengers; UK & Ireland – […]

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I’ve done a few posts about the way that cruise passenger numbers seem to be overwhelming some locations, and how in some cases those locations are responding by reducing access. Here’s another example – Dubrovnik. There is concern over the congestion that can occur in the Old Town and on the walls when several ships are […]

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We plan to shake up the cruise industry….. (Sir Richard Branson) Sir Richard Branson has announced his next venture – a cruise line. It’s been rumoured for quite a while that this was on his agenda, I gather, so it’s probably not a great shock. Today’s announcement also included the information that the line will […]

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We have some information as to how the engine room fire started on the Carnival Triumph. According to a US Coast Guard investigation, fuel from a damaged ‘fuel oil return line’ – a fuel hose, I think that means – sprayed onto a hot surface and ignited. Here’s a link to a story about it […]

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I haven’t mentioned the engine room fire on the Carnival Triumph up until now – it happened a long way away, and Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) aren’t a company that I’m likely to cruise with anytime soon. But it seems likely that the incident will have repercussions so here goes. Just to recap the broad […]

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On 26 July Royal Caribbean reported a US$3m loss for the second quarter of this financial year, compared with a US$93m profit for the same quarter last year. I don’t usually report financial results here, but this one is interesting because it casts a light on how the cruise industry is finding the current financial […]

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