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There were several announcements yesterday (8 August 2019) which seemed to be indicating that as from September, cruise ships would be banned from Venice! I’ve been covering issues concerning cruise ships and Venice for quite some years, so obviously this story interested me. On investigation, the truth seems to be – well, I’m not quite […]

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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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