Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia's new tourism hope
Sep 22, 2017
A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot—but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment ...
Interior positioning system for dynamic environments
Mar 29, 2017
There is no positioning technology, such as GPS, for the indoor area. This makes location at shipyards, for instance, very difficult. In ship building, the environment changes constantly as a result of the construction process. ...
Indonesia increases estimate for cruise ship reef damage
Mar 22, 2017
Indonesia said Wednesday a cruise ship on a voyage organised by a British company had damaged about 18,900 square metres of coral reef, increasing the estimate of the devastation caused when the vessel ran aground.
Cruise company Carnival gets personal with concierge tech
Jan 04, 2017
What if your room on a cruise ship were to unlock automatically as you approach, or if the wait staff could bring your favorite cocktail before you even ask?
Giant cruise ship heads to Arctic on pioneering journey
Aug 24, 2016
It is a voyage explorers only dreamed of not so long ago.
Cruise passengers spend less despite offers on land
Dec 22, 2015
Cruise tourists are not influenced by extended shopping opportunities. They spend very little money during the port of call even when they are offered an increased number of spending options.
UMaine debuting ocean simulator to test sea-bound technology
Nov 22, 2015
Builders of everything from cruise ships and ports to oil rigs offshore wind turbines are tasked with the same question—will their work will be strong enough to stand up to the sea?
The suite life: tour the most-exclusive ways to travel
Aug 25, 2015
For those with unlimited bank accounts, travel has never been so glamorous.
Carnival Corporation rolls out faster Internet
Nov 03, 2014
Carnival Corporation announced Monday it will offer a long-range, broadband wireless Internet network on all of its 101 ships across nine cruise line brands.
More whales being hit by ships along US East Coast
May 24, 2014
A cruise ship heading for New York this month struck and killed a whale and dragged it into the Hudson River, part of a higher-than-usual rate of strikes along the Eastern Seaboard for this time of year, a federal agency ...