Denmark's Queen Margrethe II is scheduled to inaugurate Copenhagen's spacious new three-berth Ocean Quay on May 2 when Legend of the Seas is in port. Ocean Quay provides abundant space for turnarounds, convenient ground transportation linkages and environmental features including high-volume sewage discharge facilities.
Former long-time Carnival Corp. & plc vice chairman and coo Howard Frank, WMPH Vacations co-founders Uf Tukel and Don Walker, and co-chairmen/ceos of World Travel Holdings Brad Tolkin and Jeff Tolkin were named to Cruise Lines International Association's 2014 Hall of Fame.
Senior vp Brenda Yester, who spent 14 years in revenue management at Carnival Cruise Lines, is leaving the company, Seatrade Insider has learned. Effective immediately, the revenue management function is headed by Ken Tate, vp revenue management. Other changes involve Terry Thornton's title and Carlos Torres de Navarra's reporting.
One of the cruise industry's best known senior sales executives has been engaged to assist MSC Cruises USA with what president and ceo Rick Sasso described as an 'aggressive' sales team expansion.
'For Uruguay, cruise is one of the most important areas in tourism,' according to National Tourism Director Benjamin Liberoff. The country has handled about 400,000 passengers in recent austral summer seasons and sees opportunities for growth from interporting, homeporting and river cruises.
Total ships: 25
Total berths: 67,667
Total Order Book Value:$16,182,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$280,192