2013: The Cruise Industry In Review

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2013 was a very high profile year for the cruise industry. From accidents, to new ships, to huge public displays – 2013 will not soon be forgotten by cruisers around the world. Let’s relive this past year by reviewing the 33 most important news events from this past year.

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Many industries will experience their own setbacks each year, and the cruise industry is not immune. Thankfully, the cruise industry had no repeats to the Costa Concordia accident in 2012, but the year was still with it’s high profile incidents.

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2013 was a big year for cruise ships orders. Many smaller cruise lines especially took advantage of the year by placing orders for new ships set to debut only a few years from now.

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Recent years have seen larger cruise  lines scaling back on new ship orders and renovating older ships. 2013 was no exception for this trend.

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2013 saw a number of cruise lines baning smoking from balconies, indoor areas, and revising their overall smoking codes. While these changes brought heated debate, cruise lines continue to move towards keeping their ships smoke free.

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2013 saw a few cruise lines adding new beverage packages or updating their old packages. Regardless, this can only be good news for cruisers looking for a booze cruise.

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While these stories may not fit into any of the categories above, they were too important to leave out.

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