Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has come out against David Beckham's plan for a soccer stadium on part of a 36-acre plot of land earmarked for commercial development adjacent to the cruise giant's headquarters.
German ocean and river cruise operator Phoenix Reisen plans a dynamic river expansion with two additional vessels in 2015. Phoenix will assume the charter of Allegra, currently sailing for TUI's FlußGenuß brand, and a operate a new vessel owned by Scylla.
Underwriter Citigroup Global Markets has agreed to purchase all 15m ordinary Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings shares being offered by principal shareholders Star NCLC (a subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong) and Apollo Funds, at a price of $32.97 per share.
Continuing its dynamic development the German source market for ocean cruising grew 9.2% up to 1.69m passengers in 2013.
US Coast Guard port state control officers will conduct unannounced examinations on a number of cruise ships for the balance of 2014, according to a marine safety information bulletin.
Total ships: 25
Total berths: 67,667
Total Order Book Value:$16,182,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$280,192