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.
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.
Abu Dhabi is moving closer to having a permanent cruise terminal at Mina Zayed, delegates at the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum heard Tuesday.
Resorts World Bimini is seeking injunctive relief from a US federal court following Customs and Border Protection's decision to halt evening gaming cruises aboard Bimini SuperFast from PortMiami. CBP cited grounds that a cruise industry legal expert warned could impact cruises to nowhere and sequential US port calls by foreign-flag ships, such as on itineraries in Alaska and New England.
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