STX Finland laid the keel of Mein Schiff 3 and cut steel for Mein Schiff 4 during a ceremony at the Turku facility on Friday. On hand were senior people from TUI Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., STX Finland, Finnvera and Det Norske Veritas.
Canada/New England Cruise Symposium delegates opened their wallets to help raise $8,200 for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Their individual donations went to a raffle for a cruise provided by Holland America Line with air tickets donated by Porter Airlines and a variety of additional donated amenities.
Cruise Lines International Association member lines adopted a 10-point Passenger Bill of Rights including the right to timely updates about itinerary changes in the event of a mechanical failure or emergency and the right to an emergency power source in the case of a main generator failure.
Many of the provisions in the new document are longstanding practices by CLIA member lines—such as providing emergency medical care and transporting passengers back to the embarkation port or their home city in the event a cruise ends early due to a mechanical failure—but the Passenger Bill o
Current calculations suggest operating costs will shoot up 30% in the Canada/New England region in 2015 if nothing is done to mitigate the impact of the North American Emission Control Area, Stein Kruse, president and ceo of Holland America Line, warned on Wednesday.
Jay Cashman Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding with the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority to build a second cruise mega-pier at Port Zante in St. Kitts.
Total ships: 18
Total berths: 56,783
Total Order Book Value:$12,560,800.00
Average Price Per Berth:$264,302