The Cruise Examiner For 23rd May 2011: Local Politics Becomes A Pain in Certain Cruise Ports – Other News: Growth Trends in European Cruise Markets 2010 – Polar Star Expeditions Closes

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com
by Kevin Griffin

Local Politics Becomes A Pain in Certain Cruise Ports – Other News: Growth Trends in European Cruise Markets 2010 – Polar Star Expeditions Closes

As if cruise lines do not have enough to worry about with poor economies, high fuel costs and advancing emission control areas, in the past month concerns have started to come to light at the local level in three important cruise ports – first in Victoria, BC, then in Charleston, SC, and now in Europe, in Venice. We also take a look at trends in European cruise market growth in 2010. And, eight months after Cruise West went down in September 2010, Polar Star succumbs after their ship’s January grounding in Antarctica.

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