Gibraltar has plans to build a new cruise terminal, Minister for Tourism, Vijay Daryanani made the announcement. The new state of the art facility will replace the current one, comprising of two floors and a roof top. Sustainability aspects are also being worked on.
Following a growing tendency in Europe, such as what happened with Venice, Amsterdam's council has banned cruise ships from the city centre as it tries to limit visitor numbers and curb pollution.
Uruguayan tourism authorities included the riverside city of Colonia del Sacramento as yet another possible destination for cruise ships already making calls at Montevideo and Punta del Este. Deputy Tourism Minister Renzo Monzeglio headed the South American country's delegation which participated in the recent Seatrade Cruise Global 2023, arguably the most important cruise fair in the world, held at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in the US State of Florida.
Uruguay's Deputy Tourism Minister Remo Monzeglio said this week that the South American country was going through the most active cruise season in the past 8 years, with 160 ships arrived so far (116 in Montevideo, 44 in Punta del Este and 44 others yet to reach its shores.
SeaTrade is reporting that ID New Zealand’s ground operator Debbie Summers said cruise lines are changing itineraries to ports not affected by the unprecedented weather.
The cruise vessel Viking Orion, with some 800 passengers, was denied permission to dock in Adelaide after Australian authorities discovered a marine growth on the ship, which is called biofoul and is considered potentially harmful.
The best new cruise ship of 2022 has gone to Norwegian Prima, in the Ocean category of the Cruise Critic Editors' Pick Award. The vessel has 3099 guests and 1,506 crew, with a three level race track and slides that are 10-stories tall.
Cruise tourism in Latin America is rapidly recovering and in some cases demand is again at pre pandemic level, according to Alberto Muñoz, Royal Caribbean vice-president for the region.
A leading cruise company has announced it will no longer be requiring passengers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to wear facemasks while onboard effective October 4.
Venezuelan authorities Thursday announced the first cruise ship in 15 years will be arriving at Margarita on Jan. 3, while the so-called “turoperación” with Russia will be resumed as of October, with 5 direct weekly flights between Moscow and Porlamar.