Cookies on CABI Bookshop

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.


Continuing to use  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

Search this site
Sign up for the CABI e-zine Newsletter
Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment

Cruise Ship Tourism

Cruise Ship Tourism

Edited by R Dowling, Edith Cowan University, Australia, C Weeden, University of Brighton, UK

January 2017 / Hardback / 622 Pages / 9781780646084 £149.50 / €195.95 / $247.00
With 10% online discount: £134.55 / €176.36 / $222.30
Add to CartAdd to cart

Main Description

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.


Suitable for researchers, students and industry professionals in the areas of tourism, cruising and business 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

Have you read this book, or used it for one of your courses? We would love to hear your feedback. Email our reviews team to submit a review.