The two Genting Hong Kong directors on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' board, including its chairman, Tan Sri KT Lim, have resigned, effective immediately.
Sirena (currently operating as Ocean Princess) will enter service for Oceania Cruises on April 27, 2016, with a Barcelona to Venice voyage. Details of that sailing and the line's 2016 summer and fall program for its five other ships show 90 new itineraries and 20 new ports.
Crystal Cruises expects to take delivery of a newbuild in 2018 that will be unlike anything that exists in the luxury sector, president and chief operating officer Edie Rodriguez told Seatrade Insider.
Update adds Crystal Cruises' 2014 financial performance, that purchase price is limited to no more than $600m, following any considerations at closing, and NYK's expected sales gain.
In a surprise move that will jolt the luxury sector, Genting Hong Kong said it plans to acquire Crystal Cruises from NYK and will grow the two-ship brand with a newbuild.
In the framework of the European Shipping Week, CLIA Europe organised a roundtable on visa facilitation and its impact on cruise and maritime tourism. The productive discussion which took place in Brussels March 2, between cruise operators, EU decision-makers and tourism stakeholders focused on the challenge of unlocking the potential of EU maritime tourism to foster EU growth and employment creation.
Total ships: 33
Total berths: 101,546
Total Order Book Value:$24,633,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$274,486