Carnival Corp. rejected charges that it ignored engine maintenance issues aboard Carnival Triumph for more than a year before the ship caught fire last February, leaving it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico.
Silversea Cruises appointed Angela Composto as vp marketing for the Americas, reporting to Kristian Anderson, svp sales and general manager for North America. She will be based in the Fort Lauderdale office.
Viking Cruises and Fincantieri signed a contract for the construction of two additional ocean-going ships, bringing the total to four by 2017.
Costa Concordia is expected to be removed from Giglio Island by the end of June, officials said Saturday in an update provided to residents. Meanwhile, the wreck remains stable on its artifical seabed, and sponsons needed for the refloating are planned to be installed in April. Also, hundreds of safes have been recovered from passenger accommodations.
Vendors of local products and souvenirs, artists and live music and information booths are all available to welcome visitors at the Cruise Village at Pointe Simon Cruise Terminal in downtown Fort-de-France, Martinique.
Total ships: 21
Total berths: 65,633
Total Order Book Value:$15,112,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$262,811