By Ross K. Dowling, Clare Weeden
This publication explores the idea, matters, affects and administration concerns surrounding the starting to be of cruise tourism. It starts by means of giving an outline of the cruise undefined, by means of chapters targeting the expanding call for for cruising. It offers case-studies of particular nations, together with the Antarctic, Caribbean and Alaska ahead of reviewing the industrial, social and environmental affects of cruise tourism. It concludes by way of exploring predictions for the way forward for the undefined.
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Cruise Lines International Association News Release, 23 March. org CLIA (2004b) Cruising suits lifestyle, demands of today’s new generation of retirees, says CLIA. Cruise Lines International Association NewsRrelease, 2 August. org CLIA (2005a) CLIA celebrates 30 years of excellence with ambitious growth and marketing agenda. Cruise Lines International Association News Release, 3 January. org CLIA (2005b) Industry predicts cruising will be vacation of choice in 2005. Cruise Lines International Association News Release, 19 January.
But cruise shipping has entered into the post-Panamax era, with more than 20 ships in service or on order unable because of their hull dimensions (especially their beam, but also their length for the larger of them) to transit the Panama Canal (Charlier, 2004). As sailing around South America is not a commercially viable option under normal circumstances, these megavessels cannot be redeployed as easily as the Panamax-sized ships forming the bulk of the world cruise fleet. In particular, the seasonal 28 Jacques J.
Before exploring the macro-geography of world cruise operations, we should make it clear that we approach the exercise from the supply side, not from the demand side. Consequently, we look at where the cruises are taking place, not from where the passengers originate. From our experience, there are no comprehensive reliable worldwide statistics on the total number of cruise passengers. 7 million in 2004, respectively, by CLIA and European Cruise Council (ECC), whereas there are simply educated guesses for the rest of the world.