JOEL Katz, managing director, CLIA Australasia
Plan a cruise month
October is CLIA's annual global Plan A Cruise Month campaign. This multi-faceted campaign unites the cruise community on a global scale and is designed to generate widespread aw
Change may be afoot for Australia's cruise industry, with a bill introduced into Federal Parliament which proposes to reduce the administrative burdens for certain international ships, including expedition operators.
Last month amendments were pro
Majestic Princess debut coming
It is less than a year until Majestic Princess sails into Sydney Harbour for a series of 16 cruises across the South Pacific.
The 330m-long vessel will be the largest Princess ship to sail in Australian waters an
Australian cruise operator Coral Expeditions will open bookings this month for its fourth expedition ship, to be introduced in mid-2019.
The company announced last month it had signed a contract for the vessel with Norwegian shipbuilder Vard, with
Silversea Cruises has inked a $463 million contract with Fincantieri for a new ship that has been tentatively named Silver Moon.
It also has options to acquire two more ships as it looks to capitalise on a strong and buoyant cruise sector.
Brisbane's plans for a new cruise terminal have already received strong endorsement, with Carnival Cruise Line saying it will deploy a ship to the Queensland capital year-round once suitable terminal facilities become available.
In Sydney for Crui