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Sep 24 2016 - Visa rules eased for tourists on cruise ships
Tourist groups that arrive in Shanghai via cruises will be given 15 days of visa-free stay from October 1, local immigration inspection authorities said yesterday.
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/metro/society/Visa-rules-eased-for-tourists-on-cruise-ships/shdaily.shtml/
Jan 12 2015 - Venice's Controversial Cruise Ship Ban Lifted
The recently-imposed ban restricting large cruise ships from passing through Italy’s historic city of Venice has been lifted.
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/venices-controversial-cruise-ship-ban-lifted/

Oct 20 2014 - Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015
Whether you want a cosmopolitan city, a central spot from which to explore nature or a hidden gem not yet discovered by great hordes of tourists, Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015 has a spot for you.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/20/travel/lonely-planet-top-10-cities-2015/
Oct 14 2014 - At The Top, Burj Khalifa Sky is world's highest observation deck
New observation deck on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa certified as world's highest.
http://gulfnews.com/business/construction/at-the-top-burj-khalifa-sky-is-world-s-highest-observation-deck-1.1398492
Sep 26 2014 - Monochromatic terminal sheds any pretense about Pier 27 role
San Francisco’s newest maritime structure shows how the city’s relationship to the working waterfront has changed — and what the concept of our working waterfront has come to mean.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Monochromatic-terminal-sheds-any-pretense-about-5784055.php
May 6 2014 - Athens transport organization to launch bus linking port to Acropolis
The Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA) is planning to inaugurate a new express bus line linking the port of Piraeus to the Acropolis Archaeological Site and Museum, before reaching Syntagma Square.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_06/05/2014_539475
May 2 2014 - New dock for Copenhagen cruise ships opens amid criticism
The long-awaited new dock for cruise ships, Krydstogtkajen, in the Nordhavn district of Copenhagen was officially inaugurated by Queen Margrethe today after a year of delays.
http://cphpost.dk/news/new-dock-for-copenhagen-cruise-ships-opens-amid-criticism.9418.html
Mar 31 2014 - It's the Eiffel Tower's 125th Birthday!
You might think you've heard all there is to know about the Eiffel Tower, which turns 125 today. But you might be surprised at some of the quirky things we've unearthed in its history:
http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2014-03-28/eiffel-tower-paris-anniversary-125-years
Mar 11 2014 - Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Tunisia Stops After Country Bars Israeli Tourists
The Norwegian Cruise Line announced Tuesday that it is canceling all of its remaining port calls to Tunisia and ceasing all future port calls there...
http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/03/11/norwegian-cruise-line-cancels-tunisia-stops-after-country-bars-israeli-tourists/
Feb 18 2014 - Construction underway for Rocky Point cruise ship port
If you build it, they will come. That's the hope and plan for a cruise ship Home Port in Rocky Point, Mexico.
http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/24625287/construction-underway-for-rocky-point-cruise-ship-port
Feb 11 2014 - Venice: Update on Cruise Ship Restrictions
In Venice, the VTP has appealed the ruling limiting cruise traffic to an administrative court.
http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/10652-venice-update-on-cruise-ship-restrictions.html
Nov 9 2013 - Venice cruises will stop sailing past St Mark's Square from November 2014
Axe on vessels of more than 40,000 tonnes using the Giudecca canal in and out of the port will start to fall from January, with a 20% reduction in traffic.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/venice-cruise-st-marks-square-2705417
Oct 29 2013 - Istanbul's underwater Bosphorus rail tunnel opens to delight and foreboding
Turkish PM hails sub-sea structure linking European and Asian sides of city but engineers raise earthquake safety concerns.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/29/istanbul-underwater-bosphorus-rail-tunnel-european-asian-earthquake
Oct 16 2013 - Hong Kong - Kai Tak cruise arrivals skip Kowloon to head straight for the sights
Passengers of third vessel to dock at new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal largely opt to head directly to attractions on Hong Kong Island.
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1332481/kai-tak-cruise-arrivals-skip-kowloon-head-straight-sights
Sep 26 2013 - Tokyo to build new wharf for big liners
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will build a new wharf that can handle large cruise ships to bring more tourists to the capital, Gov. Naoki Inose said.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/09/26/national/tokyo-to-build-new-wharf-for-big-liners/

Aug 23 2013 - Geiranger, Norway - Cruise passengers discover how to walk on water in the fjords
Geiranger's new SeaWalk leaves visiting ships' tender operations standing

http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/cruises/norwegian-port-geiranger-introduces-seawalk-2211441

Aug 1 2013 - Auckland, New Zealand - Revamped Auckland cruise ship shed reopens
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10906232
June 13 2013 - Hong Kong - Overseas passengers return to Kai Tak with official opening of HK$8.2b cruise terminal
The city's new cruise terminal is an HK$8.2b bet to revitalise east Kowloon and diversify the source of tourists visiting Hong Kong.
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1259330/overseas-passengers-return-kai-tak-official-opening-hk82b-cruise
June 4 2013 - Athens, Greece - Cruising in Greece? Piraeus has new cruise terminal
Piraeus Port Authority has announced that it has opened its new 5,600 sqm Themistocles, international cruise terminal.
http://www.etravelblackboardasia.com/article/91533/cruising-in-greece-piraeus-has-new-ruise-terminal
May 13 2013 - Shanghai, China - Make it Easier to Visit China
As China continues to open up to the outside world, cities like Shanghai and Beijing are becoming ever more popular as tourist destinations for overseas travelers. And the authorities are therefore pursuing efforts to give foreign tourists a more convenient traveling environment.
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/781216.shtml#.UZTuhKKceE4
Apr 15 2013 - Sydney, Australia - 2000 test Sydney's newest port
MORE than 2000 passengers have tested out Sydney's newest port after disembarking their cruise ship at White Bay this morning. P&O ship Pacific Pearl docked at the new cruise terminal just before 7am. It returned to Sydney after a 9-night cruise around to New Caledonia and the pacific islands.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/test-sydneys-newest-port/story-e6freuy9-1226620467872
Apr 13 2013 - Amsterdam - Ten years and $489M on, Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum reopens'
The Rijksmuseum, home to one of the world's most celebrated collections of art and historical artifacts reopened Saturday after a 10-year, $489 million rebuilding project which saw many of its treasures travel the world while the gallery was closed.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/12/world/europe/rijksmuseum-reopens/index.html
Apr 2 2013 - Dubai - Canadian visitors to U.A.E. no longer need visas
Canada and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to end a squabble over visas that forced Canadians to pay hundreds of dollars to enter the Gulf country.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/04/02/pol-cp-baird-emirates.html



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