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By Ross K. Dowling, Clare Weeden

This e-book explores the speculation, concerns, affects and administration issues surrounding the growing to be of cruise tourism. It starts off via giving an outline of the cruise undefined, by means of chapters concentrating on the expanding call for for cruising. It provides case-studies of particular international locations, together with the Antarctic, Caribbean and Alaska ahead of reviewing the industrial, social and environmental affects of cruise tourism. It concludes by means of exploring predictions for the way forward for the undefined.

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America–Mediterranean (NB and EB) Within Europe Mediterranean–NW Europe (NB and SB) To and from the rest of the world Asia-Pacific–Alaska (EB and WB) Asia-Pacific–Mediterranean (NB and SB) Africa–Mediterranean (NB and SB) S. America–Mediterranean (NB and EB) Within the rest of the world Within the Asia-Pacific area (SB and NB) Caribbean includes Bahamas, NE Atlantic includes Bermuda, Asia-Pacific includes Hawaii, Africa includes the Indian Ocean and South America includes Antarctica. EB = eastbound; NB = northbound; SB = southbound; WB = westbound.

He argues that the relationship between pleasure and profit is created via themed environments, attractively presented merchandise and friendly customer service, all important to the operation of these seaborne ‘money machines’. The convention and incentives market industry is becoming an increasingly important segment of cruising. The luxurious nature of cruising is attractive to this segment (WTO, 2003, p. 48). Cunard estimates that 15% of its business is from the conference and incentives industry.

10%). D 26 Jacques J. Charlier and Robert J. 7. The internal structure of the cruise markets in the rest of the world in 2004 (in % of beddays worldwide). 05 Source: Own database adapted from Brogen (2004). 7 and Fig. 6). The peak in the first quarter is largely accounted for by cruises in the waters of the southern hemisphere (its summer). The decline through the second quarter to the third and increase in the fourth are explained by interregional repositionings mostly from these southern waters to and from Europe, with a few ships crossing the Pacific Ocean to and from Alaska.

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