Cruise Shipping and Urban Development [E-Book]: State of the Art of the Industry and Cruise Ports / Thanos PALLIS
PALLIS, Thanos.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2015
68 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
International Transport Forum Discussion Papers ; 2015/14
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Cruise shipping has first established as the transportation of pleasure-seeking upper class travellers on seagoing vessels offering one or more ports of call in the United States and the Caribbean. Today this is a highly efficient global business. Modern specialised ships – radically different from cargo vessels – the use of an increasing number of cruise ports of call and turnaround ports so as to provide their customers excellent in-port and destination experiences, and convenient departures from proximal embarkation cities being fundamental tenets of the industry.