Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard on Saturday handed over Viking Star, the first of three ocean-going vessels for Viking Cruises.
Gus Antorcha has been named to the newly created position of svp guest operations and services, Seatrade Insider has learned, and will oversee core guest operations and related functions, as well as programs that impact the guest and team member experience, including Carnival Service Values and Fun Ship 2.0, among others.
The cruise business provides a 'tremendous, tremendous boost to the local economy,' generating 500 jobs and $90m in impact annually, Maryland Secretary of Transportation Peter Rahn said in welcoming Carnival Pride's return to year-round service at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore on Sunday.
US maritime champion Helen Delich Bentley was among the luminaries on hand Sunday for Carnival Pride's return to year-round service at the Port of Baltimore—which is officially called the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.
Carnival Corp. & plc's huge nine-ship newbuild order was driven not by locking in the favorable euro-dollar currency exchange rate but to enable yards, suppliers and the company to plan ahead, particularly in light of a prototype ship design, ceo Arnold Donald said Friday.
Total ships: 33
Total berths: 101,546
Total Order Book Value:$24,633,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$274,486