Six voyage disruptions dragged Royal Caribbean's first quarter profit to the lower end of guidance but the company expects to make up for that in the rest of the year and raised its 2014 earnings per share range by a nickel.
Carnival Cruise Lines upped its game in Texas, where it's already the largest cruise operator, by adding a third year-round ship in Galveston. Carnival Freedom will launch a seven-day cruise schedule in February 2015, marking the first time a cruise line has deployed three year-round ships in the state.
The Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 2002, which substantially raises the limits of liability for a death or personal injury on a ship, entered into force Wednesday.
'The cruise industry worked closely with the P&I clubs and interested coastal states in crafting an instrument that ensures passengers are adequately compensated but that the liabilities are insurable,' according to Michael Crye, a Washington, DC-based maritime expert who was involved with Athens Convention matters in his former roles as evp of Cruise Lines Internati
Magic North has opened a new Magic Ice bar in Oslo’s city centre. This is the third of its trademark venues worldwide.
Princess Cruises' 2015-2016 Americas program returns its two newest ships to the Caribbean, positions the large Crown Princess and Ruby Princess together on the West Coast and offers a new five-day Mexico sampler cruise with an overnight at Cabo San Lucas. A dozen ships will operate sailings of three to 28 days from a range of US ports.
Total ships: 25
Total berths: 74,811
Total Order Book Value:$17,630,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$272,194