Cruise Pulse: Top Stories for Dec. 4, 2015
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The Cruise the Saint Lawrence group is reporting record results from its 2015 cruise season, featuring 269,940 passengers (115,427 passenger turnarounds at Quebec or Montreal), 29 ships and 435 calls at 9 ports.
The director of the Primorye tourism department, Konstantin Shestakov, says that two companies are contemplating a new cruise route linking China, Japan, South Korea and Vladivostok in an effort to attract lines to Primorye and Russia’s Far East.
Carnival Corporation's endeavors to start a new cruise line in China are beginning to take shape as Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd is set to begin construction on a new ship in 2017 with technical support from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for a launch in 2020.
A UBS market survey reveals that more Chinese tourists are aware of brands such as Costa Cruises, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International and plan to cruise accordingly.
Princess Cruises will offer full refunds to passengers affected by a small fire and power failure onboard the line's Grand Princess that had to forgo two Hawaiian ports and alter its return itinerary to San Francisco.
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