A new year is finally here and who doesn't need a vacation from 2009? The cruise industry fared extraordinarily well, all things considered. Belts were tightened, top-to-bottom expenses were reviewed and necessary adjustments were made. Unlike 2001, no major cruise lines filed for bankruptcy, went out of business or were acquired.
Many brand-new cruise ships, eight in fact, entered the North American-based fleets in 2009. This includes the first two luxury ships introduced in six years --...Full Story