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Volume 339, 2021International Conference on Sustainable Transport System and Maritime Logistics (ISTSML 2021)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||02 July 2021|
Cruise tourism in the Red Sea
1 National University of Water and Environmental Engineering, 11 Soborna St., 33028, Rivne, Ukraine
2 Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University, 103 Chudnivska St., 10005, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
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Cruising is a lifestyle that involves living for extended time on a boat while traveling from place to place for pleasure. Cruise lines have a dual character; they are partly in the transportation business, and partly in the leisure entertainment business, a duality that carries down into the ships themselves, which have both a crew headed by the ship's captain, and a hospitality staff headed by the equivalent of a hotel manager. The business is extremely volatile. Cruise lines frequently sell, renovate, rename their ships just to keep up with travel trends. That is why the aims of the study were to focus on the development of cruise tourism in the Red Sea, to characterize the major cruise lines in the Red Sea. There are 11 cruise lines that operate in the Red Sea. Cruise line rating scores were developed in this study. The Royal Caribbean International is a leader. The Oceania Cruises is an outsider. The primary reasons that consumers will be motivated to book a cruise: good value offered by the cruise lines; love of cruising; get away with friends or alone; family reunions, honeymoons/weddings/anniversaries; try out new sustainable ships; shorter cruises; and «work and play» opportunity.
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