From a Post Bulletin article titled ‘Travel Scene: Cruise operators are riding high seas’:
The cruising industry is setting sail into 2017 with high expectations.
According to industry leaders, the outlook is that 2017 may be a historic one, with bookings at an all-time high. That prospect has been advanced by one of the leaders […]
Queen Mary Dome, Port of Long Beach
Carnival Cruise Line formally announced its plans this week to more than double the size of its Port of Long Beach terminal.
The cruise line operator has used a portion of the Queen Mary Dome, previously home to the Spruce Goose, since 2003. According to Carnival, a […]
Carnival in Long Beach
From Cruise Industry News:
Carnival Corporation will retain its leading market share going forward, with more than 40 percent of the global cruise market by 2026, but down from 44.3 percent this year, according to the 2016-2017 Cruise Industry News Annual Report. Meanwhile, MSC Cruises will double its market share.
The Meraviglia Plus ships will be due for delivery respectively in November 2019 and April 2020.
MSC Cruises announced it will build two new mega ships that will be able to carry 6,300 passengers at full capacity.
The two new ships — which will be known as “Meraviglia Plus class” — will be 16 […]
Koningsdam is the biggest ship to be built for Holland America Line – like Cunard, P&O, and Princess, part of the giant Carnival Corporation. 2,660 passengers, 99,500 tons.
From The Mirror UK:
When the lavishly painted hull of Norwegian Escape swings into the Solent at the end of next month it will be the […]
The Port of San Diego’s homeported lines are Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Celebrity Cruises. On average, each homeported cruise has an economic impact of $2 million to the region.
The Port of San Diego’s cruise season kicks off on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 with the arrival of Celebrity […]
From the Seattle Times:
The Port of Seattle commissioners this week unanimously voted to sign a long-term lease with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to continue operating out of Bell Street Cruise Terminal’s Pier 66 and to split an estimated $30 million in facility upgrades.
Norwegian Cruise will pay the Port an estimated $73 million […]
The Port of Seattle’s 2015 cruise season began May 1 at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal with the arrival of the Holland America Line Westerdam. The port expects 192 cruise ship calls this season, bringing an estimated 895,055 revenue passengers.
For the eighth year in a row, Port of Seattle cruise terminals will welcome over 800,000 […]
Jimmy Herman, former International President of the ILWU
The newest dock of the bay – San Francisco’s handsome $100 million new cruise ship terminal – opened for business Thursday when giant ship Crown Princess, big as a castle and white as a wedding cake, tied up just after 7 in the morning.
There was no […]
Seven companies use Seattle as a home port for their Alaska itineraries: Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Norwegian, Oceania, Princess and Royal Caribbean.
The Port of Seattle has overtaken Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco and San Diego to become the West Coast’s leading cruise-ship terminal, thanks to the growing popularity of cruises to Alaska.
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SAN FRANCISCO (July 18, 2014) – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) today issued the following statement:
After several days of ongoing talks, both parties will break from negotiations next Monday and Tuesday in order for the ILWU to convene […]
The Port of Seattle expects to retain its title as the largest cruise ship port on the U.S. West Coast this year with the port playing host to some 805,000 cruise passengers and 178 ship calls.
The first ships of the season, Holland America’s ms Westerdam and Princess Cruises’ Golden Princess, kicked off the summer […]
San Diego’s cruise business declined 70 percent in recent years because of the poor economy and violence in Mexico, said the Port’s cruise marketing representative. He anticipates the industry will recover. Port of San Diego photo.
San Diego on Tuesday had the rare occurrence of three cruise ships in port all at once. The […]
ABC reported that the case of Mobile, Ala., is cautionary: Mobile wooed Carnival for years, borrowing $20 million to build a terminal Carnival would find acceptable. Carnival eventually agreed to base a ship there, and, in 2007 named Mobile its port of the year. The city spent $2.6 million more, according the Times, on […]
Despite using public ports, Coast Guard assistance, federal customs operations and tax-payer funded roads and bridges, Carnival uses a tax loophole that allows companies incorporated overseas to avoid U.S. taxes, even if the bulk of their operations are based in the states. The New York Times reports that between 2008 and 2011, 26 major […]