Carnival Corp. & plc has signed an order for two cruise ship newbuilds—one apiece for Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line—with Fincantieri.
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.
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.
Authorities have completed their shipboard investigation of the Insignia cruise ship engine room fire, which left three workers dead on Dec. 11. The vessel is en route to San Juan for drydock repairs.
Carnival Corp. & plc ended the year with a 13-cent per share quarterly loss on a US GAAP basis compared to an 8-cent per share profit in Q4 2013. Excluding non-cash losses on fuel derivatives and other items, Carnival earned 27 cents per share on higher than expected ticket prices and on-board spending, ahead of the Wall Street consensus expectation of 20 cents. The company issued positive guidance for 2015.
Total ships: 29
Total berths: 92,195
Total Order Book Value:$22,119,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$270,179