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Affordablecruisestours.com  Call 1.866.959.2111
AffordableCruisesTours.com offers European vacation packages at affordable prices. Online travel agency featuring Europe tours, cruises, and river cruise packages.
201 / 1508 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA-46240
http://www.affordablecruisestours.com/   (1122)

Best Of Egypt  Call 0870 442 2442
Travel company offering nile cruises for best red sea holidays, cairo and the pyramids and more. Visit the site for more details.
The Best of Egypt, Image House, Station Road, London N17 9LR
http://www.bestofegypt.com/   (4951)

Cruises.com  Call 800-288-6006
Offers discounted cruises to many parts of the world like Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Bermuda, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe and more. Do everything to control costs to offer you the absolute lowest cruise prices. Website is designed for quick, simple, online booking with no fees. Visit the site for more details.
100 Sylvan Rd, Suite 600, Woburn, MA 01801
http://www.cruises.com/   (331)

Familycruises.com  Call (888) 218-4228 or (800) 854-0500
Company knowing the value of a family cruise and thus helping to provide an easy and affordable famil travel vacation packages. One price covers your exciting shipboard activities, meals, and all entertainment. During your cruise vacation you will experience stress-free days without traffic jams, cell phones, rushed lunch hours and valet parking. Best of all, you will visit several destinations without having to pack and unpack.
1415 NW 62nd Street , Fort Lauderdale FL 33309
http://www.familycruises.com/   (333)

Princess Cruises  Call 0845 075 0031
Provide cruises to the four corners of the globe via ships for the type of holidays you expect. Online booking available for UK customers. Visit the website to plan your voyage, request brochure and travel agents enquiry.
Richmond House, Terminus Terrace, Southampton, SO14 3PN
http://www.princesscruises.co.uk/   (80)

Royal Caribbean International  Call 800-398-9819.
Provider of premium cruises worldwide. Includes destinations, services, ships, and packages available, letter from the president of the company and frequently asked questions. Book your cruises online at your desired destination. Check site for destinations you can plan.
1050 Caribbean Way, Miami, FL 33132-2096
http://www.royalcaribbean.com/   (332)

Business Information: A guide to cruises and travel business

Cruise business is a capital rich investment. Capital rich investments have a hibernating period during this hibernating period capital needs to be put into the business without expecting returns from the business. Generally many businesses turn or return even during their first year of business but in cruise business you may need to wait for at least 4-5 years after which you might float even depending upon your interest rates, human resources, marketing and advertising, sales, insurance fees, etc. In cruise travel business you need to understand that cost to acquire and maintain a cruise is much more pronounced. Maintenance of cruise is crucial because thousands of passenger’s life is at stake and many developed countries do not give civilian travel permit if cruise is not maintained according to standards. There are various venture capitalists and banks that are willing to take calculated risk based on your project report.

Insurance is very much required in cruise business because it protects the structure and reduces the risk of operating the cruise. Insurance rates depend upon your cruise route. Some maritime routes are known to be very dangerous and the insurance rate certainly goes up for these routes. Some financers need insurance before financing for the cruise. There are various types of insurances which you need to write for the cruise, good consultation should be sought out to reduce risk of this travel business. Insurance is also offered on passengers and this premium is reflected on the cost of ticket.

Various international port permits are arranged by your travel consultant on your cruise only thing you need to have is passport. If you want to start up small then there are many routes and destinations which are short which may provide you lower risk. Cost of ship gets reduced if you opt for short term routes and lower risk. Remember that cruise business is increasingly preferred by many tourists as a safe heaven due to lower risk and wide range of benefits. Sales and growth rate is good which is benefiting the cruise tourism industry. Entry of new players is moderate in high end segment but new players are entering into small scale tourism industry due to lower risk and faster returns in this travel business.

New entrants can also look into transportation of people from one destination to other destination. Still many people depend upon cruises for transportation from one destination to other luxuriously. In 1993 Caribbean tourists were estimated at 2.3 million and the number is growing at a healthy rate. Approximately 14 million tourists cruised on a cruiser in 2005.

Some of the major established names in cruise industry are Royal Caribbean international, Carnival Corporation and Star cruises. There are several other players such as Disney cruise line, celebrity cruises, etc. Caribbean, Miami, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, St. Maarten, etc are some of the most sought out destinations for most tourists. Also most cruises ply between these routes and for UK liners and cruises Barbados is a stopping point for them. There are three major manufacturers which manufacture cruise ships they are STX Europe of Norway, Meyer Werft of Germany and Fincantieri of Italy. These three cruise ships builders constitute majority of the fleet existing and sailing. American tourists and American islands are very much sought out by the liners and tourists alike.

There are various ways by which an operator can benefit monetarily such as issuing tickets, hosting games, offering private space for high profile clients, food and wine, exclusive halt for high profile clients on private islands, poker games, snorkel, luxury suites, presidential suites, etc. These liners also get profitable from third party services such as hotels etc when they halt. Duty free shopping is one important source of revenue to liners as customers save their selves from double taxation they tend to shop more. Remember there are many environmental rules and regulations from which permissions needs to be obtained. Security on the liner is a prime concern.

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