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Port of Seattle and Norwegian Cruise Line open renovated cruise terminal at Pier 66

The Port of Seattle and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) showcased the new Bell Street Cruise Terminal at the Port’s Pier 66 building in a grand celebration this week. The newly renovated terminal features three times the square footage within the same walls of the prior facility, and is custom designed to handle the […]

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Port of Seattle kicks off biggest cruise season

The Port of Seattle kicks off its biggest cruise season yet on Saturday, April 29, with over one million revenue passengers on 218 vessels, making Seattle the biggest cruise port on the West Coast.

The port said that the cruise industry in Seattle is responsible for over $500 million in economic impact to the region, […]

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Cruise industry expects robust 2017

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 […]

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Carnival Corp. to remain dominant through 2026

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.

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Big plans and even bigger ships as cruise industry enters a hull new world in 2016

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 […]

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Port of San Diego: Start of 2015-2016 cruise season

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 […]

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Port of Seattle, Norwegian Cruise Line sign 15-year deal

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 […]

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Port of Seattle’s cruise season underway

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 […]

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Norwegian makes room for its newest ships

Norwegian Cruise Line has shuffled around its ships for the 2014-2015 fall and winter seasons to make room for its two newbuilds, currently under construction.

Norwegian will have eight ships sailing to the Caribbean and Bahamas out of five homeports in 2014: Miami, New York, Tampa, Houston and New Orleans.

Norwegian also said it […]

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Cruise business a success for Port of Seattle

Despite the Great Recession, millions have disposable income. It helps that plenty of retired Americans are able to spend money for the luxury of cruises.

For Seattle, that means going to Alaska, a route that is growing again after the state reduced a passenger head tax that had dampened cruise-ship visits.

Even with the Alaska […]

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More passengers boarding Hawaii-bound cruises on the West Coast

More than 104,000 travelers arrived in the islands on cruise ships — mostly from the West Coast — in the first 11 months of last year, according to the most recent data available. That’s a 14.5 percent increase from the same period in 2010. There were 59 cruise liners that pulled into Hawaii ports during […]

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Seattle 2011 cruise season counts 196 ship calls, 885,000 passengers

The great majority of cruises starting and ending in Seattle cruise to Alaska.

The Port of Seattle’s 2011 cruise season numbers are in, and the port is reporting numbers more robust than expected.

The port expects even more ship calls next season as the Disney Wonder cruise ship moves to Seattle from Vancouver where […]

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Port of L.A. cruise business sinking

Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas is one of two massive cruise ships to pull out of the Port of Los Angeles this year.

For the first time in about 15 years, the usually vibrant, year-round cruise season will lie dormant this summer at the Port of Los Angeles.

Problems first appeared two years […]

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Bill Hamlin Joins Horizon Lines as Senior VP of Operations

In his new role, Mr. Hamlin oversees Horizon Lines’ ocean transportation services, inland services, the order-to-cash cycle, maintenance, safety, security, network operations, North America terminals and technology.

Mr. Hamlin was Vice President Transportation and Equipment Operations when he left Sea-Land in 1999, after the international business was sold to A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. He then […]

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