Carnival Corporation has announced it has joined the MÃ¦rsk Mc-Kinney MÃ¸ller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, a nonprofit, independent research and development center committed to accelerating the transition toward a net-zero future for the global maritime industry. Carnival Corporation, with nine global cruise line brands, is the first cruise company to join the centerâs global community.
VikingÂ® today named its newest identical ocean ship, the Viking MarsÂ®, during a private ceremony in Valletta, Malta. As part of the event, the shipâs ceremonial godmother Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the Countess of Carnarvon, offered a blessing of good fortune and safe sailing for the ship – a naval tradition that dates back thousands of years.
The cruise tourism market size is expected to grow by USD 4.24 bn from 2021 to 2026, according to Technavio. However, the growth momentum of the market is expected to decelerate at a CAGR of 11.97% during the forecast period. The strong global economic recovery and increasing HNWIs are driving the cruise tourism market growth, but factors such as rising environmental concerns may challenge market growth.