Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has come out against David Beckham's plan for a soccer stadium on part of a 36-acre plot of land earmarked for commercial development adjacent to the cruise giant's headquarters.
Underwriter Citigroup Global Markets has agreed to purchase all 15m ordinary Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings shares being offered by principal shareholders Star NCLC (a subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong) and Apollo Funds, at a price of $32.97 per share.
Continuing its dynamic development the German source market for ocean cruising grew 9.2% up to 1.69m passengers in 2013.
US Coast Guard port state control officers will conduct unannounced examinations on a number of cruise ships for the balance of 2014, according to a marine safety information bulletin.
The number of Germans taking river cruises in 2013 declined by 6.9% from 436,628 passengers in 2012 to 406,614 last year, mainly driven by political instability in Egypt that affected Nile cruises as well as high tides and the week-long lock operators' strike in Germany last summer.
Total ships: 25
Total berths: 67,667
Total Order Book Value:$16,182,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$280,192