Ctrip.com International's cruise booking business continued its strong growth in the third quarter, delivering a triple-digit gain, and SkySea Cruises, the new joint venture with Royal Caribbean, is expected to establish a 'strategic foothold' in the fast-growing Chinese market, company management said Wednesday.
Kelvin Tan, commercial director Asia Pacific for Celebrity Cruises, called the Ctrip.com International-Royal Caribbean venture SkySea Cruises another ‘dynamic shift’ in the way cruises are sold in China.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' purchase of another ship for Oceania Cruises could force a move by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for its Azamara Club Cruises brand, Wells Fargo Securities told investors.
Update adds sale price.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings said it reached a definitive agreement with Princess Cruises to purchase Ocean Princess for the Oceania Cruises brand. The 684-passenger ship will be renamed Sirena and join its sisters Insignia, Regatta and Nautica in spring 2016. A Norwegian spokeswoman said the price was $82m.
Before cruisers can have their drinks mixed by robot bartenders, soar above the ship in the North Star viewing capsule, try the sensation of sky-diving, swing on a circus trapeze or bash around in a bumper car, there is the bear.
Total ships: 29
Total berths: 92,195
Total Order Book Value:$22,119,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$270,179