Carnival Corp. & plc's whopping nine-ship order—split between Fincantieri and Meyer Werft—is the largest ever placed by the company and features next-generation newbuild designs for established markets in North America and Europe and newer markets including China.
Upping the ante in China, Royal Caribbean International is deploying a second Quantum-class ship in China. Ovation of the Seas, entering service in April 2016, will be based from Tianjin (for Beijing).
Carnival Corp. & plc hired a veteran of Kraft Foods, Clorox, Diageo and Gillette to the newly created role of chief procurement officer, overseeing strategic sourcing and managing relationships with suppliers.
Viking River Cruises, already the world record holder for vessels being inaugurated in a day, ushered in a dozen more river boats during joint festivities in Amsterdam and Rostock on Tuesday.
Some of Norwegian Cruise Line's most prominent operations executives have left in the company's recent reorganization, Seatrade Insider has learned. They include Capt. Svein Sleipnes, svp marine operations; Capt. Minas Myrtidis, vp fleet regulatory compliance and corporate environmental compliance; Brian Swensen, svp technical operations and refurbishment; and Frank Weber, vp product development.
Total ships: 33
Total berths: 101,546
Total Order Book Value:$24,633,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$274,486