Senior vp Brenda Yester, who spent 14 years in revenue management at Carnival Cruise Lines, is leaving the company, Seatrade Insider has learned. Effective immediately, the revenue management function is headed by Ken Tate, vp revenue management. Other changes involve Terry Thornton's title and Carlos Torres de Navarra's reporting.
One of the cruise industry's best known senior sales executives has been engaged to assist MSC Cruises USA with what president and ceo Rick Sasso described as an 'aggressive' sales team expansion.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has come out against David Beckham's plan for a soccer stadium on part of a 36-acre plot of land earmarked for commercial development adjacent to the cruise giant's headquarters.
'For Uruguay, cruise is one of the most important areas in tourism,' according to National Tourism Director Benjamin Liberoff. The country has handled about 400,000 passengers in recent austral summer seasons and sees opportunities for growth from interporting, homeporting and river cruises.
German ocean and river cruise operator Phoenix Reisen plans a dynamic river expansion with two additional vessels in 2015. Phoenix will assume the charter of Allegra, currently sailing for TUI's FlußGenuß brand, and a operate a new vessel owned by Scylla.
Total ships: 25
Total berths: 67,667
Total Order Book Value:$16,182,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$280,192