Carnival Corp. & plc has signed an order for two cruise ship newbuilds—one apiece for Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line—with Fincantieri.
Authorities have completed their shipboard investigation of the Insignia cruise ship engine room fire, which left three workers dead on Dec. 11. The vessel is en route to San Juan for drydock repairs.
Jimmy Murphy, who co-founded Brendan Worldwide Vacations and AmaWaterways, was a key figure at the American Society of Travel Agents and a proponent of the United States Tour Operators Association, died Thursday. He was 82.
Cruise shares rose on Wednesday as President Obama announced plans to restore US diplomatic relations with Cuba, a move that may lead to a relaxation of the long-standing travel ban for Americans. With Cuba just 90 miles away from South Florida homeports, the ability to access the island by ship could shake up Caribbean cruising, fueling new itineraries and demand.
Total ships: 29
Total berths: 92,195
Total Order Book Value:$22,119,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$270,179