Days before its delivery, Quantum of the Seas was called 'truly a marvel' by Royal Caribbean chairman and ceo Richard Fain who extolled not only the technology, which is transferable to other ships in the fleet, but also Quantum's elegance.
Good demand and strong pricing across all markets apart from the Caribbean, which remains challenging, characterize 2015 so far, Royal Caribbean management said Thursday.
Royal Caribbean's third quarter profit came in a penny per share higher than expected, and the company said early bookings for 2015 are 'robust' and ahead of the same time last year in volume and price, and consistent with the Wall Street consensus EPS estimate.
Moody's Investors Service rated Norwegian Cruise Line's proposed $500m term loan B at Ba2, or speculative and subject to substantial credit risk, and affirmed the company's Ba3 corporate rating and raised the outlook to 'stable' from 'negative' on positives expected from the Prestige Cruises International acquisition.
Ponant’s Le Lyrial, due to debut in spring 2015, was launched today at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard.
Total ships: 31
Total berths: 100,075
Total Order Book Value:$23,939,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$267,583