A visit by the global chairman of Cruise Lines International Association is a barometer of the importance of the industry in Australia. That is how CLIA Australasia chairman Gavin Smith introduced Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. president and coo Adam Goldstein at a press conference in Sydney Thursday morning.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is forming an exploratory team to look at whether the company should venture into China, ceo Frank Del Rio said Wednesday. The head of that group will be based in China.
Royal Caribbean International's third Oasis-class ship will have three-story water slides twisting and turning over Central Park 10 decks below, Quantum-class features like robot bartenders and a revamped Dynamic Dining program, as well as super-fast Wi-Fi. Some staterooms will be larger, too.
Miami's Passenger & Shipping Institute, led by Jay Lewis, has joined the International Infrastructure & Transportation Group LLC (Infratrans) to help spearhead the firm's expansion into passenger shipping and cruise ports.
In a development that will shake up the river cruise sector, the world's largest river operator is getting into the US river business. Viking Cruises, currently with 60 vessels across Europe, Russia and Asia, plans to begin sailing on the Mississippi in late 2017.
Total ships: 33
Total berths: 101,546
Total Order Book Value:$24,633,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$274,486