Suited to a ship called Anthem of the Seas, it was a music-filled naming ceremony when UK travel agent godmother Emma Wilby belted out a spirited song backed by the Welsh choir Only Boys Aloud.
In a policy shift aimed at protecting its pricing integrity, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is halting last-minute discounting, chairman and ceo Richard Fain said Monday.
The first steel for MSC Cruises’ new Vista generation of ships was cut at STX France, during a ceremony in Saint-Nazaire today.
Stronger close-in pricing for Caribbean sailings and a tight cap on costs pushed Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to a higher-than-expected first quarter profit. But the company reduced its 2015 outlook on the impact of the stronger US dollar and rising fuel costs.
Princess Cruises veteran John Chernesky was appointed vp North American sales for Princess/Cunard Line, effective June 1. He succeeds Brian O'Connor, who is moving to vp public relations.
Total ships: 33
Total berths: 101,546
Total Order Book Value:$24,633,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$274,486