A number of new tourist attractions, coupled with more than a thousand years of history and a friendly port tariff structure, are spurring Gdansk to target more cruise calls.
Through an agreement with Chinese investors, Antigua plans major upgrades to handle the largest cruise ships and refresh the St. John's waterfront, officials told Seatrade Insider. A $300m project involving a new cruise pier, 30 acres of landside development and improved cargo facilities is envisioned.
Crystal Symphony emerged from a two-week, $20m-plus drydock with new designs in the ship's main activity hubs, Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, and new fitness spaces, as well as technology upgrades throughout. The spa and casino were redesigned and more PURE allergy-friendly staterooms were created.
A major cruise line and the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal operator told Seatrade Insider pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong have not interfered with cruise operations, apart from the need to reroute some excursions.
Norwegian Escape will offer a private group dining venue and Norwegian Cruise Line's largest casino, the company said in sharing some of the first details about the ship due for delivery in October 2015.
Total ships: 31
Total berths: 100,075
Total Order Book Value:$23,939,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$267,583