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Wednesday, June 26 • 10:30 - 12:00
Contemporary issues in cruise tourism: the people and the ports

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Chaired by: Holland, J., Römhild-Raviar, J., Weeden, C,

 Contemporary Issues in Cruise Tourism : The People and the Ports 
 Jennifer Holland, Judith Römhild-Raviart & Dr. Clare Weeden 
 University of Brighton & University of Applied Sciences

Over the past two decades cruise tourism has more than doubled in size, from 5 million cruise passengers in 1997 to 28 million in 2018. Cruise industry forecasts reveal continued growth, with the number of vessels operating likely to increase from 264 ships in 2018 to 472 ships by 2027. What does such rapid and persistent growth mean for tourists and port communities? What is the impact of such continued growth on maritime environments, destination communities and economies, and what sustainability challenges and opportunities exist? How do port destinations accommodate such growth, at a time when many places are starting to push back against mass tourism, and what systems are in place to manage the needs of the various stakeholders involved? This session explores these critical questions by examining relations between resident populations and the people who visit, both cruise passengers and non-cruise tourists, and critically discusses the impacts of cruising on the ports.

Science and cruise tourism practices: A cool combination?
Dr. Machiel Lamers

Sustainability in conflict – a study of cruise tourism to Gotland
Sabine Gebert Persson

Understanding sustainable behavioral patterns and perception of cruise tourism impacts based on cruise motivation as clustering criteria
Darko Dimitrovski

 The value of narratives on cruise: Images, destinations and cruisers
G. Sabato

Cruise passenger motivations to go ashore and their satisfaction of the shore experience
M. Thyne 

Exclusionary mobilities: Enclave tourism, private islands and the cruise industry
Weeden, C. 

Navigating uncertainty: Tourists' perceptions of risk in ocean cruising
Jennifer Holland


Machiel Lamers

Associate, Wur
avatar for Gaetano Sabato

Gaetano Sabato

Researcher, University of Palermo, Italy

Dr. Clare Weeden

Principal Lecturer Tourism and Marketing, University of Brighton, UK

Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
REC A2.10 Roeters Eiland Complex, University of Amsterdam