Christine Duffy's appointment to lead Carnival Cruise Lines is being hailed by cruise and retail leaders, while Duffy herself expressed excitement over her new role and the fact that more women in cruising are getting 'a seat at the table.' She's also committed to ensure a smooth transition at Cruise Lines International Association.
Cruise Lines International Association's Christine Duffy has been named president of Carnival Cruise Lines, ending a search process that stretched nearly a year. An announcement had been expected this week.
Costa Classica has emerged from a €22.5m refurbishment undertaken at the San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa.
When Norwegian Escape begins sailing from Miami in November next year, the ship will sport what Norwegian Cruise Line touts as the largest ropes course at sea. This three-story multiplex of challenges will have two planks and five Sky Rails, zip tracks that allow cruisers to soar through the air.
With 85% of the affluent planning to spend the same or more for domestic vacation travel as in 2014 and 77% planning to spend the same or more for international vacation travel, the 2015 prospects for the travel industry are positive though there's some uncertainty about desire to cruise, according to the latest survey by the American Affluence Research Center.
Total ships: 29
Total berths: 92,195
Total Order Book Value:$22,119,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$270,179