Eva Pearce

A cruise related article written by Cruise Hive special contributor Eve.

Fact or Fiction on the High Seas

Here are some tips to help you dispel the myths behind cruising vacations and help you to plan in a way that ensures you have the best possible trip.

Gulf Cruise Tourism Industry Gains Momentum

The busiest ports in the world are attracting as many as 4 million passengers in a year, but there are lesser known up-and-coming cruise hubs to look out for as well. One of these may be the Gulf. Costa Fortuna, the biggest ship in Italy’s Costa Cruises’ Arabian Gulf fleet, made its maiden entrance into the Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi in December, amid rising expectations that the Arabian cruise market is set to flourish. The Costa Fortuna, which weighs 107,000 tonnes, anchored at Mina Zayed with just shy of 4,000 passengers where it docked for one day before setting off...

Future Looking Good For Cruise Industry

The cruise industry has been one of the fastest growing industries in the entire world over the last twenty years. According to FCCA research, the industry now caters for in excess of 16 million people every single year and in 2011, a staggering 19.1 million passengers boarded cruises. At a time when the tourism industry has been hit by the crisis facing the world's economies, the popularity of cruises shows little to no sign of slowing down, with the latest statistics still showing year-on-year growth. Even the sinking of the Costa Concordia in 2012 did not have a significant impact...