Norwegian To Let Passengers Enjoy the Sea – Other Cruise News: Ex-UK Cruises Grew by More Than 15% in 2011 – Italian and Spanish Cruise Numbers


          by Kevin Griffin

     The Cruise Examiner for 19th March 2012

Whilst Royal Caribbean International has been talking about the sea since it hired JWT New York as its new lead advertising agency last year, Norwegian Cruise Line will actually be doing something about it with the first of two new ships it is building at Meyer Werft in Germany. The Norwegian Breakaway will introduce a new design that will not only bring back outside promenade decks but also allow passengers to drink and dine in plain view of the sea, as opposed to being closeted away inside the ship. Elswehere, UK cruise statistics for 2011 showed a 15% rise in the number of cruisers sailing from British ports, while on the tail of this several cruise lines have announced new ships to sail from the UK in 2013. But UK fly/cruise numbers fell by about 2.2%. To the Caribbean, a destination that has been hit hard by higher UK airport departure taxes, numbers actually fell 13%. We also look at incoming cruise numbers in two of Europe’s most important markets, Italy and Spain.

THIS WEEK’S STORY                                          (See previous columns)

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