CRUISES

Oceanside paradise in SA

In the Western Cape province of South Africa lies Hermanus, a seaside town popular for whale watching, true farm-to-fork nourishment and some much-loved sporty indulgence. Inder Raj Ahluwalia It promises a ‘whale of a time’, literally! Ranked as the best land-based whale-sighting spot in the world, Hermanus is a quiet, …

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Biggest in passenger volume

Genting Cruise Lines has unveiled its largest cruise ship yet – Global Dream – which is part of the Dream Cruises fleet. The new ship, earmarked for a 2021 launch in Asia, will offer technologically advanced cabins as well as the world’s longest rollercoaster at sea — Space Cruiser. Nisha …

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NCL doubles business in India

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has managed to double its business from India with four years of direct presence in the market. It now readies itself for 2020 as it introduces two new ships to its trade partners here. The leisure segment continues to form a major part of its business …

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Tour aboard Seabourn

STIC Travel Group recently organised a ship tour for its key travel partners in Mumbai, on-board Seabourn Encore that offers 300 luxuriously-appointed, all-veranda suites. TT Bureau STIC Travel Group, the General Sales Agent (GSA) for Seabourn Cruise Line in India, recently organised a ship orientation programme for key travel agents …

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11-year gift to trade

Selling various premium cruise lines for over a decade, Cruise Professionals has launched a special offer for the travel trade on its 11th anniversary, valid till December 6. TT Bureau Elated on completing 11 successful years in the industry, Nishith Saxena, Founder & Director, Cruise Professionals, said that his company …

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Cruising must offer plenty

With the demand for cruises in India increasing, this mode of travel is increasingly being used for corporate events, anniversaries, honeymoons, and trips with friends. With each having its own requirements, experts from the industry share the kind of demands Indian cruise travellers have. Anita Patni, Associate VP – Leisure, …

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43 world treasures, 1 cruise

Sales for MSC Cruises’ 117-day 2022 world cruise opens exclusively for MSC Voyagers Club members that will allow their clients to discover 43 treasures around the world in a single cruise. It offers 15 shore excursions in the cost of the cruise ticket and other excursions, including some overland tours …

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Crystal cabin on board

Travel agents can dazzle their clients by offering them MSC Bellissima, the cruise ship that has the world’s first crystal cabin adorned with glittering Swarovski crystals. TT Bureau Guests on-board MSC Cruises’ recently launched MSC Bellissima (which means ‘most beautiful’) are in for a dazzling surprise. The privately-owned cruise line …

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India has a bright cruise future

The Singapore cruise industry has many a taker in India, as was evident at Singapore Tourism Board’s cruise forum in New Delhi. India is a key market for the Southeast Asian nation, and its tourism board aims to capitalise on the growing interest and establish Singapore as a hub for cruisers …

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JTI’s shorter cruise itineraries

To attract more leisure travellers to the Northeast, JTI Group introduced a short, three-night river cruise itinerary on the Brahmaputra. The company is also adding a new vessel to its fleet. TT Bureau In 2017, the JTI Group clocked 20 per cent business as compared to the previous year and …

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