January 6, 2021

A traditional wave? Maybe not, but cruise deals are starting to flood in.

It's not a tsunami, but wave season deals are starting to flood in, from cruise lines big and small. Given the current circumstances, it's been debated whether there will be a 2021 wave season.
January 6, 2021

‘Resiliency and optimism’ in CLIA’s 2021 outlook

New Cruise Lines International Association research shows two out of three cruisers are willing to cruise within a year and 58% of international vacationers, who have never cruised, likely to do so in the next few years.
January 6, 2021

Crystal Says Newbuild Endeavor on Track for Summer Debut

Crystal Endeavor is on track to debut in the summer, according to Crystal, which said it's pleased with the resumption of work on the vessel at MV Werften.
January 6, 2021

$10bn in New Ships, 39,000 Lower Berths to Join Global Cruise Fleet in 2021

2021 will ring in 27 new oceangoing cruise ships, adding 39,530 lower berths to the global fleet. This makes for a total investment $10.4bn, according to Seatrade’s orderbook, just updated to include Coral Geographer, arriving in March, instead of late 2021.
January 5, 2021

Relief supplies from Tahiti arrive in Fiji after Cyclone Yasa

The ship Tahiti Nui has arrived in Suva to deliver relief items provided by French Polynesia to assist Fiji's rebuilding work in response to last month's Cyclone Yasa.
January 5, 2021

Air Tahiti Gets Subsidies Extended Until July

The French Polynesian government has agreed to subsidise the domestic carrier Air Tahiti for another six months to maintain loss-making routes.
December 1, 2020

Air France’s Paris – Papeete Flights To Stop In Vancouver Instead Of Los Angeles

Air France has confirmed that its two Paris-Papeete flights per week will temporarily stop to refuel in Vancouver rather than Los Angeles from 14 December 2020 […]
November 26, 2020

South Pacific Cruise Alliance

Because the South Pacific islands are isolated in the South Pacific area, it became necessary to develop a regional approach to the cruise shipping sector. The South Pacific Cruise Alliance is a non-profit organisation which was officially founded and recognised in 2011. It is now gathering 7 countries of the South Pacific region from American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Samoa, the Kingdom of Tonga, and newly entered Wallis & Futuna.
November 12, 2020

Fiji Airways and South Pacific Cruise Alliance Appointed to Pacific Tourism Organisation Board of Directors

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Board of Directors have renewed the three year terms of existing Private Sector Board Directors in light of complexities presented by COVID-19.
November 2, 2020

Tahiti Tourism Focuses Marketing Efforts On Attracting Visitors From The United States And France

The tourism sector in French Polynesia says it will focus on attracting visitors from the United States and France in view of the experience with Covid-19 […]
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