Strong close-in bookings for Europe and Asia pushed Royal Caribbean to a higher than expected second quarter profit, and the company raised its 2014 guidance while also outlining a strategy to achieve a double-digit return on invested capital and double earnings per share.
As the violent conflict in Israel continues, Costa Crociere became the latest line to cancel calls at Ashdod and Haifa.
After approximately 30 hours under tow from Giglio, the Concordia wreck on Thursday evening had traveled 63 of the approximately 200 nautical miles to Genoa at an average speed of two knots. Arrival was forecast for very early Sunday.
Seatrade Med 2014 is shaping up to be a lively event with 200 exhibitors already confirmed and a total of 3,000 participants and visitors anticipated during the trade show and conference, taking place in Barcelona from September 16-18.
AmaWaterways' christening for its newest river vessel had a traditional Bavarian flair. Godmother Brenda Kyllo arrived by horse-drawn carriage to the Vilshofen pier where an oompah band played and the garlanded AmaSonata was flanked by 14 rugged Böllerschützen (marksmen) in lederhosen.
Total ships: 28
Total berths: 91,515
Total Order Book Value:$22,105,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$273,472