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Cruise Tourism

Modern cruise tourism in the Caribbean region originated in the 1970s, and has experienced a tremendous expansion since then. Specifically, cruise ships have gradually developed into a combination of transport and accommodation; the ships are less important as transport to destinations, but are primarily all-inclusive floating resorts with about 90% of activities and services paid for in advance.

These floating resorts are viewed as controlled, safe, and recreational settings that offer a mix of physical, social, and natural environments and provide entertainment and stimulation. A trip on a cruise ship usually lasts three to seventeen days. The physical environment of cruise ships provides a variety of on-board provisions for passengers including everything from meals and accommodations to activities and entertainment. These provisions can include cuisine from ...

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