In a bid to entice new business and raise its profile among European cruise lines, Port Everglades will be exhibiting at Seatrade Med for the first time. The event is scheduled for Sept. 16-18 in Barcelona.
Finalists for the 2014 Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards have been announced and are listed below in alphabetical order. Principal sponsor of the Awards scheme, for the eighth year running, is Fidelio Cruise. The winners will be announced and trophies presented in Barcelona at the Seatrade Med Party on the evening of September 17 at the city's opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
A fifth amphibious vehicle to expand capacity for cruise visitors, especially through pierside vouchering, and a choral farewell as ships depart Halifax are a couple ways the cruise industry will benefit from the recently announced merger of Ambassatours Gray Line and Murphy's The Cable Wharf.
So said Dennis Campbell, ceo of the expanded Ambassatours Gray Line, who expects the region to gain from the merger, too.
Spanish ports eked out a 3.7% increase in cruise passengers, despite a 2.7% drop to 1,627 port calls in the first half of 2014.
Update: Carnival Corp. & plc ceo Arnold Donald accepted the challenge and, in turn, challenged CNBC's Simon Hobbs, BBC's Katty Kay, CBS's Peter Greenberg and CNN's Richard Quest.
The #IceBucketChallenge, to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, had already gone viral but the Carnival family has considerably upped the ante.
Total ships: 31
Total berths: 100,075
Total Order Book Value:$23,939,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$267,583