The Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 2002, which substantially raises the limits of liability for a death or personal injury on a ship, entered into force Wednesday.
'The cruise industry worked closely with the P&I clubs and interested coastal states in crafting an instrument that ensures passengers are adequately compensated but tha...
Princess Cruises' 2015-2016 Americas program returns its two newest ships to the Caribbean, positions the large Crown Princess and Ruby Princess together on the West Coast and offers a new five-day Mexico sampler cruise with an overnight at Cabo San Lucas. A dozen ships will operate sailings of three to 28 days from a range of US ports.
Regal Princess completed a successful five days of sea trials, according to Princess Cruises. The ship set out from the construction dock at Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard for a series of maneuvers to test propulsion, steering and navigational equipment.
Viking River Cruises confirmed plans to introduce a dozen river vessels in 2015 including 10 Viking Longships and two newbuilds tailored for the Elbe River. All will be built at Neptun Werft in Rostock.
For 2015, its third season in Japan, Princess Cruises will deploy Diamond Princess but not Sun Princess, which is going to Australia. The line will also introduce cruises as short as three nights to appeal to local travelers seeking a quick get-away.
Total ships: 25
Total berths: 74,811
Total Order Book Value:$17,630,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$272,194