After less than two years as president of the Americas for Silversea Cruises, Ellen Bettridge is leaving to become president of Unique Vacations, the Miami-based Americas representative of Sandals Resorts International. Taking over as gm in the Fort Lauderdale office is Kristian Anderson, whom she brought on board as vp sales.
At the conclusion of the three-day Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum in Abu Dhabi, delegates and speakers were encouraged at moves to unify destination promotion of the Arabian Gulf through collaboration between ports, tourism bodies and the private sector mooted during the event.
Prospects to grow the cruise sector in the Arabian Gulf were highlighted at the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum in Abu Dhabi today when several cruise line executives revealed plans for future expansion in the region.
In opening sales for its 2015 summer and year-round schedule, Norwegian Cruise Line kept itineraries consistent across a variety of regions though it has tweaked some routes such as replacing St. Maarten with Tortola on Norwegian Getaway's eastern Caribbean program.
Andrew Callaghan, Seatrade's managing director Asia and global sales director, died peacefully Sunday at home in Suffolk after a battle with cancer. He was 54.
Total ships: 21
Total berths: 65,633
Total Order Book Value:$15,112,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$262,811