In a new research report, information analysis firm IHS Inc. asserted cruise terminal security screening remains 'relatively soft' compared to airport screening, something it expects to change when the United States implements new regulations in 2015. IHS further predicts this would have far-reaching impact on cruise terminal screening around the globe.
Update addresses pricing of the newbuilds.
Carnival Corp. & plc signed an order for two newbuilds—one apiece for Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line—with Fincantieri.
For those who haven't noticed or thought it was just a style error, the cruise industry's largest brand by number of ships and passengers carried is changing its name.
If the longstanding US trade embargo with Cuba is lifted, this would present a 'tremendous opportunity' and 11 ports now would be able to take cruise ships, Arnold Donald, ceo of Carnival Corp. & plc, said Friday.
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.
Total ships: 29
Total berths: 92,195
Total Order Book Value:$22,119,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$270,179