Thomson Cruises is acquiring Splendour of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International.
Carnival Elation will reposition from New Orleans to Jacksonville, Florida, while Carnival Fascination will move from Jacksonville to San Juan, with both ships to undertake their new year-round programs in spring 2016.
Carnival Cruise Line will expand capacity on its four- and five-day program from New Orleans by 34% when Carnival Triumph replaces Carnival Elation next spring. Carnival Triumph is currently based in Galveston.
Veteran senior cruise executive Pamela Conover has been tapped to lead The World as president and ceo. Reached by phone on Friday, she told Seatrade Insider: 'I'm very excited by this unique opportunity.'
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will name the new P&O Cruises' vessel Britannia at Ocean Terminal, Southampton, on March 10, 2015.
Total ships: 33
Total berths: 101,546
Total Order Book Value:$24,633,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$274,486