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Yesterday (5 August 2018) The Observer published an article headed “Will giant cruise ships destroy the wonders their passengers claim to love?”. It was written by Rowan Moore, who is their architecture correspondent. (This is the second ‘In the News’ post I said I’d do.) The thrust of the first part of the article is […]

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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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According to the CLIA – UK (that stands for ‘Cruise Lines Industry Association’) it was – a record number of cruises were sold in the UK ocean cruises market. This was announced last month in the CLIA UK’s Cruise Review for 2015 publication – you can find it here. Here are the main headline figures:- […]

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I’ve just read an interesting story about a change in the planned deployment of Crystal serenity, Crystal Cruises’ 68,000 ton flagship. First launched in 2003 and refurbished (I believe) in 2013, Crystal Serenity has spent most summers cruising in Europe – the Mediterranean, western Europe and the Black Sea. She’ll be deployed in Europe again […]

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While I was researching for yesterday’s post about new builds, I did a bit of digging about the number of cruises sold in the UK market. I’d been aware that it had been around 1.7m for several years. I found a source – the Cruise Line Industry Association UK (CLIA UK) – and in their […]

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Recently I did a post about the problems that an elderly couple on our recent cruise on Azura┬áhad run into. They had made some┬ámistakes in the excursions they had booked, possibly even the specific cruise itself, and generally didn’t seem to be “clued up” about the way the cruise was organised. It was their first […]

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I did a post recently in which I discussed the state of cruising in the German market and pointed out that it was very close to overtaking the UK as the largest market for cruise passengers in Europe. Well, I’ve read a report that says that in 2014 this happened (my figures were from 2013). […]

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According to the latest figures I can find (for 2013), just over 1.7m British people went on a cruise in 2013. That includes both ocean and river cruises, with any line, presumably booked through one of the CLIA (UK) companies, and embarking anywhere in the world. That represents a penetration rate of 2.8%. For a […]

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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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The CLIA (UK and Ireland) has just published its Cruise Review 2013 – a summary of the cruise market in the UK and Ireland for 2013. It makes quite fascinating reading. There are quite a few strong headlines: after a stand-still year for growth in 2012, the number of cruises taken last year increased, albeit […]

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