Before cruisers can have their drinks mixed by robot bartenders, soar above the ship in the North Star viewing capsule, try the sensation of sky-diving, swing on a circus trapeze or bash around in a bumper car, there is the bear.
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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings said it reached a definitive agreement with Princess Cruises to purchase Ocean Princess for the Oceania Cruises brand. The 684-passenger ship will be renamed Sirena and join its sisters Insignia, Regatta and Nautica in spring 2016. A Norwegian spokeswoman said the price was $82m.
Holland America Line’s Koningsdam will have 912 veranda staterooms, more than on any of its other ships, and the fleet's first solo and family accommodations. There are 1,331 guest rooms for total capacity of 2,650 passengers.
Carnival Corp. & plc launched its first marketing initiative involving all nine of its brands with a crowdsourcing event inviting consumers to vote on potential television advertising concepts and a contest asking people to tweet why they love cruising. Both offer rich cruising prizes.
Stanley B. McDonald, who launched Princess Cruises in 1965 and is considered a father of modern cruising, died Thursday in Seattle. He was 94.
Total ships: 29
Total berths: 92,195
Total Order Book Value:$22,119,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$270,179