Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. plans to retrofit 19 ships with scrubbers manufactured by Alfa Laval of Sweden and Wärtsilä of Finland, with additional companies being hired to execute the installations. Thirteen Royal Caribbean International ships and six Celebrity Cruises vessels will be retrofitted during scheduled drydocks and while in service.
Carnival Corp. & plc expects 2015 drydock days to shoot up 50% over 2014, totaling about 550 days, compared to a more typical annual average of 400 to 450 days.
Nadine Palatz is the new managing director of Hamburg Cruise Centre, taking over from 69 year old Gerd Drossel who has been at the helm of the association for six years.
If the longstanding US trade embargo with Cuba is lifted, this would present a 'tremendous opportunity' and 11 ports now would be able to take cruise ships, Arnold Donald, ceo of Carnival Corp. & plc, said Friday.
For those who haven't noticed or thought it was just a style error, the cruise industry's largest brand by number of ships and passengers carried is changing its name.
Total ships: 29
Total berths: 92,195
Total Order Book Value:$22,119,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$270,179