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CLIA: Cruise industry worth €3.3bn to UK economy

CLIA: Cruise industry worth €3.3bn to UK economy

Cruise Lines International Association has today published its annual European Economic Contribution Report, revealing that the cruise industry is now worth €3.26 billion per year to the UK economy. The cruise industry’s direct contribution to the British economy including items such as goods and services purchased by cruise lines and the salaries of their employees, grew by 3.3 per cent, making it the highest on record.

Genting Hong Kong welcomes Harris CapRock to fleet

Genting Hong Kong welcomes Harris CapRock to fleet

Genting Hong Kong has awarded a multi-year contract to Harris CapRock Communications to transform communication services on board Star Cruises’ fleet of six ships and on Genting Dream, the first ship under the newly launched Dream Cruises brand. The appointment of Harris CapRock is in response to an increase in demand for more available bandwidth and faster Wi-Fi speeds from a new generation of “connected” passengers so they can share their on-board experiences with friends and family onshore.

Silversea adds Galápagos tours to cruise itinerary

Silversea adds Galápagos tours to cruise itinerary

Starting March 2017, luxury expedition cruise specialist Silversea will alternate two new seven-night Galápagos itineraries approved by the Galápagos National Park Service. The 100-guest, all-suite Silver Galapagos will operate both itineraries sailing Saturday to Saturday, with San Cristóbal as a new arrival or departure port for guests.

Adventure of the Seas to undergo $61m makeover

Adventure of the Seas to undergo $61m makeover

Royal Caribbean International will showcase an array of all-new thrills and enhancements on-board Adventure of the Seas this November, following a $61 million revitalisation. The updates will include new dual racer waterslides, Cyclone and Typhoon, the popular FlowRider surf simulator, and a children's aqua park, Splashaway Bay.

RMS St Helena makes final departure from London

RMS St Helena makes final departure from London

One of the world’s last working Royal Mail Ships, the RMS St Helena, left the London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury earlier on her final sailing from the UK. For the last 26 years she has been the only means of access to the remote island of St Helena, an Overseas Territory of the UK located 1,200 miles off the West Coast of Africa in the South Atlantic.