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Cruise industry maintained growth in early 2008

Cruise industry maintained growth in early 2008

October 16, 2008 ·

The cruise industry grew in 2007 and the first half of 2008, according to an industry report, but U.S. consumers’ spending cuts and the global economic downturn are creating rougher seas ahead. The Cruise Lines International Association, or CLIA, said in a report released Wednesday that about 12.6 million passengers took cruises worldwide in 2007, [...]

Celebrity Solstice launches Nov. 23 with real lawn

Celebrity Solstice launches Nov. 23 with real lawn

October 13, 2008 ·

The new Celebrity Solstice cruise ship with a half-acre lawn of real grass on the top deck is scheduled to launch Nov. 23 from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. The seven-night itinerary includes port calls in San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Rates start at $899 per person, double [...]

Cruise lines change course to cut fuel

Cruise lines change course to cut fuel

September 8, 2008 ·

When the 1,020-foot Explorer of the Seas cruises through North Atlantic waters next year, it’ll spend more time off the coast of New England and less time near Canadian shores, and it’s not because of better vistas. Royal Caribbean International and other cruise lines have begun charting a new course in search of routes that [...]

Carnival putting bigger ship in New Orleans

Carnival putting bigger ship in New Orleans

August 20, 2008 ·

Carnival Cruise Lines will move the Carnival Triumph to New Orleans when the smaller Carnival Fantasy moves to Mobile, Ala., in 2009, officials announced Tuesday. The Triumph, which carries 2,758 passengers — about one-third more than the Fantasy — also will add two one-week Caribbean cruises a month to the Fantasy’s current rotation of four- [...]

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