A new owner is set to invest billions in Crystal Cruises, pivoting the brand from a cruise-only company to a veritable lifestyle fleet of ships...and even a Boeing 787.
Shanghai overtook New York to become the eight busiest cruise port in the world, with 240 cruises using Shanghai as home port in 2014, a growth of 42.9% y-o-y.
A forecast by Shanghai International Shipping Institute shows Chinese cruise travelers are expected to range between 8 million-10 million by 2030.
More than 200 divers combed a capsized Chinese ship in the Yangtze River on looking for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly tourists.
Genting Hong Kong has completed the acquisition of Crystal Cruises from Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha for a total transaction of US$550 million.
Sanya Hainan is planning to upgrade the Phoenix Island International Cruise Port as a cruise economic zone.
The cruise sector has a problem – one that its operators and biggest fans will kind of acknowledge, but always claim is evaporating.
Executives at the major cruise lines all seem to have one question on their mind.“How can we convince people who have never cruised before to try a cruise?”
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