Abu Dhabi is moving closer to having a permanent cruise terminal at Mina Zayed, delegates at the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum heard today.
Resorts World Bimini is seeking injunctive relief from a US federal court following Customs and Border Protection's decision to halt evening gaming cruises aboard Bimini SuperFast from PortMiami. CBP cited grounds that a cruise industry legal expert warned could impact cruises to nowhere and sequential US port calls by foreign-flag ships, such as on itineraries in Alaska and New England.
Andrew Callaghan, Seatrade's managing director Asia and global sales director, died peacefully Sunday at home in Suffolk after a battle with cancer. He was 54.
Guidelines on the preservation of evidence and care for victims following the allegation of a serious crime aboard a ship or the report of a missing person were adopted by the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization.
ABB this year won $180m in orders for complete electrical power plants and propulsion systems, including its new generation Azipod XO units, for six cruise ships. The orders make 2013 ABB's best year for Azipod cruise business.
Total ships: 21
Total berths: 65,633
Total Order Book Value:$15,112,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$262,811