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Cruise Pulse: 6 Cruise Line Trends To Watch For This Week

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Michael Isenbek | November 01, 2015

Cruise Pulse: 6 Cruise Line Trends To Watch For This Week

China is becoming cruising’s new hotbed with such industry heavyweights as Carnival Corporation, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International tossing their hat in the ring. Business deals are being made, ships are being built and itineraries planned, and it’s all revealed here.

Anteros, the first year-round first LGBT cruise line, was just unveiled, and plans to go into operation in April 2017. Details are still forthcoming, but the ship will be a 400-passenger luxury yacht-like vessel.

Holland America Line is looking to the future with the imminent launch of the Koningsdam this spring, three new partnerships and even a new brand new image and logo. We examine what it all means.

Cruises aren’t just for families and couples, solo travelers also like their days at sea and ports-of-call. Here is a rundown of dedicated solo cabins on top ships, priced accordingly.

Finally, in Caribbean cruise ship docking news, St. Kitts officials announced the destination will not be seeking cruise ship assistance to build a pier, choosing to construct one independently. And Moses Kirkconnell, the Cayman Islands’ minister of tourism said offshore tendering is “out of the question” in lieu of a new pier and terminal.


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