Viking Cruises chairman Torstein Hagen said his new ocean-going brand will offer 'the best itineraries by far' and 'the fairest pricing.' Plus, 'We're going to be renowned for one thing: enrichment.'
Long-time Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings director Walter Revell was appointed chairman of the board, while Genting Hong Kong, a major shareholder, named two new directors to fill its recently vacated spots.
The second and most comprehensive 2014 Asia Cruise Trends study shows double-digit annual growth over the past two years, with historic numbers of ships, passengers and ports.
Gus Antorcha has been named to the newly created position of svp guest operations and services, Seatrade Insider has learned, and will oversee core guest operations and related functions, as well as programs that impact the guest and team member experience, including Carnival Service Values and Fun Ship 2.0, among others.
The cruise business provides a 'tremendous, tremendous boost to the local economy,' generating 500 jobs and $90m in impact annually, Maryland Secretary of Transportation Peter Rahn said in welcoming Carnival Pride's return to year-round service at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore on Sunday.
Total ships: 33
Total berths: 101,546
Total Order Book Value:$24,633,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$274,486