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CONTENTS

PORTS AND DESTINATIONS

THE RIGHT

SUPPORT IN PORT

Michele Witthaus hears from

service providers who keep things

running smoothly for passenger

shipping operators

Northern Europe

133 Keeping things fresh:

Helmut Martin

explains to Sean Dudley what the latest

work at Port of Rostock involves

134 Active on all fronts:

Ports will need to

accommodate more passengers from fewer

ships in future, says Cruise Europe MD

Jens Skrede

135 Cruise line and destination partnerships:

Cruise Baltic director Claus Bødker urges

destinations to work together with cruise lines

136 Cork adapts to meet demand:

The Irish port

is updating its infrastructure to accommodate

mega ships and more passengers

137 MedCruise targets Asia:

Secretary Thanos

Pallis looks at the importance of Asian

source markets

Mediterranean

138 More reasons to stay in Valletta:

Introduction

of Cruise Casino Regulations in Malta boosts

cruise calls and overnight stays

139 Establishing a cruise destination:

Tarragona

is establishing itself as a major destination

in the Mediterranean region

140 Five ports, one destination:

The Balearic

Islands strive to enhance facilities and offer

unsurpassed cruise experiences

143 Cruising in contemporary Arabia:

Rebecca

Gibson talks to the decision makers behind

the regional cruise boom

North America

147 On the up:

Miami continues to build on its

reputation as cruise capital of the world

148 A powerful first impression:

International

artwork and modernised cruise terminals

are just part of the experience at Port

Everglades

150 An ideal homeport:

Port Tampa Bay is

handily situated near the Caribbean,

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba

152 The Galveston attraction plan:

Mike

Mierzwa, the port’s director, tells Rebecca

Gibson about plans to capitalise on the

Cuba market

154 A positive relationship:

Cruise lines are

committing to the Port of New Orleans, and

the port is investing in return

Carribean

156 The talk of the town and beyond:

Antigua

and Barbuda is renovating its port to attract

more visitors to the islands

158 The tri-island state:

Grenada’s port and

tourism authorities are working with

partners to develop new onshore attractions

159 Two islands, two experiences:

The

southernmost destination in the

Caribbean chain, Trinidad and Tobago

has much to offer

160 Positive trends:

William Tatham of the Port

Authority of Jamaica shares the latest news

from the port with Sean Dudley

162 A quantum leap forward:

Martinique is

predicting another strong cruise season in

2015, continuing a major recovery

164 Capitalising on a rich heritage:

Port St.

Maarten is building a new venue for cruise

passengers and developing heritage

tourism

167 The growth has only just begun:

There are

great prospects for the Caribbean region,

says FCCA president Michele Paige

111

Goodvibes

WindstarCruises’

SanderGroothius

on choosingnew

locations

Diverse

TineOelmann

outlines TUI

Cruises’planning

priorities

Evolving

Terry Thornton

discusses

Carnival’snew

experiences

ABOVE AND BEYOND

What it takes to create unforgettable itineraries

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