Cruise Ship Tourism


Completely updated and revised, Cruise Ship Tourism, 2nd Edition covers the economic, social and environmental impacts of cruising, combining the latest knowledge and research to provide a comprehensive account of the subject. Despite the industry growing rapidly, there is a substantial gap in the related literature, and this book addresses the key issues for researchers, students and industry professionals. This second edition: - Reviews the fundamental principles of the industry, the cruise experience from a passenger perspective, marketing, planning and destination development. - Includes case studies throughout, translating theory into practical management advice. - Comprises contributions from over fifty international contributors to portray a truly global perspective. - Provides numerous full colour illustrations to bring the subject to life. A valuable 'one-stop-shop' for those interested in cruise ships and maritime tourism, this new edition from major names in the field is also an invaluable resource for anyone concerned more widely with tourism and business development. ; Covering the economic, social and environmental impacts of cruising, this book combines the latest research with practical case studies to provide a comprehensive account of the subject. It reviews the fundamental principles of the industry, the cruise experience from a passenger perspective, marketing, planning and destination development. ;

  • 1: The world of cruising
  • Part 1: Fundamental principles
  • 2: Power and profits in the global cruise industry
  • 3: Representation without taxation
  • 4: Flags of convenience and the global cruise labor market
  • 5: Corporate social responsibility in the cruise sector
  • 6: Passengers and risk: Health, wellbeing and liability
  • 7: Economics of cruise shipping: The need for a new business model
  • 8: High fees on the high seas? The provision of extra-fee products and services
  • 9: ‘Oceans apart’: Bridging the gap between academic research and professional practice in cruise tourism
  • Part 2: The cruise experience: People and passengers
  • 10: Talent management and the cruise industry
  • 11: A sailor’s life for me: An example of how one port of call has developed in the hope of meeting crew expectations
  • 12: Mediating the cruise experience
  • 13: Conceptualizing the cruise ship tourist experience
  • 14: Managing health-related crises in the cruise industry
  • 15: Cruises, safety and security in a violent world
  • Part 3: Markets, marketing and motivations
  • 16: Safe, secure and sustainable: Attributes of a strong cruise brand
  • 17: The image of cruise ship holidays on Italian television: A comparative analysis
  • 18: Purchasing attributes for cruise passengers
  • 19: Motivations and constraints of cruising for the US and Chinese markets
  • 20: Children and the family market
  • 21: Cruising with Pride: The LGBT cruise market
  • 22: The changing consumer: ‘Digital cruising’
  • Part 4: Impacts of cruise ship tourism: Stakeholders, politics and power
  • 23: Stakeholders’ perceived gains and obstacles of cruise ship tourism development: the case of La Palma Island
  • 24: Cruise ships and protected areas in the marine biome: An analysis of tourism in the Brazilian context
  • 25: Sailing into stormy waters? Understanding the community impacts of cruise tourism growth in Akaroa, New Zealand
  • 26: Cruise tourism in a remote small island – High yield and low impact?
  • 27: Cruise tourists on the mainland: Itineraries and interactions
  • Part 5: Planning and management for sustainable cruising
  • 28: Environmental reporting in the cruise industry
  • 29: Improving sustainable management of expedition cruise destinations in Australia: Governance and management lessons from the Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley and Tasmania
  • 30: Sailing in icy waters: Antarctic cruise tourism development, regulation and management
  • Part 6: Ports, destinations and infrastructure development
  • 31: Development of cruise tourism in Saudi Arabia
  • 32: Cruise itinerary planning
  • 33: Is China a new goldmine for cruise companies?
  • 34: Cruising in Asia with a focus on China
  • Part 7: Conclusions and future directions
  • 35: Conclusions and future directions
Rights Information

Foreign rights available. We will positively consider translations of abridged versions of this title.

Author Biography

Michael Lu¨ck is Associate Professor and Head of Department (Tourism and Events) in the School of Hospitality and Tourism, and Associate Director for the coastal and marine tourism research programme area at the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, both at the Auckland University of Technology. He received his PhD from the University of Otago in Dunedin. Michael has more than ten years’ work experience in the tourism industry and has taught at universities in Germany, New Zealand, Scotland, and Canada. Michael’s research interests lie in the areas of ecotourism, sustainable tourism, the impacts of tourism, marine tourism, and aviation. He is co-chair of the International Coastal & Marine Tourism Society, has published in a number of international journals, is founding editor-in-chief of the academic journal Tourism in Marine Environments, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Ecotourism. Michael edited or co-edited two volumes on ecotourism, two on marine tourism, two on polar tour

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: January 2017
  • English
  • 9781780646084 / 1780646089
  • United Kingdom
  • Hardback
  • Primary Price: 145 GBP
  • Pages: 622
  • CABI / CAB International
  • Publish State: Published
  • Edition: 2
  • Dimensions: 246 X 189 mm
  • Reference Code: 3586