Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Ctrip.com International have agreed to form a strategic partnership through SkySea Cruises, a joint venture to serve the Chinese cruise market.
Holland America Line appointed Orlando Ashford, an executive from consulting giant Mercer, as president. He fills a role that Stein Kruse had continued, until now, since moving up to ceo of the Holland America Group one year ago. In addition, there are changes related to a new shared services team for the group.
About a dozen executives, including some in highly visible senior management roles, are retiring or leaving Princess Cruises and Holland America Line at the end of the fiscal year.
The world's leading cruise ship builder has signed memoranda of understanding with Carnival Corp. & plc and China's largest shipbuilding group to explore the possibility of joint ventures in constructing cruise ships for the Chinese market. Fincantieri inked the agreement with China State Shipbuilding Corp. and Carnival Friday following Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong.
With international cruise ship deployments to Asia growing by 31% this year, the potential size of the cruise market in Asia was one of the hot topics for discussion at the Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific Conference in Hong Kong.
Total ships: 29
Total berths: 92,195
Total Order Book Value:$22,119,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$270,179