Royal Caribbean International's Oasis of the Seas arrived in Barcelona on Saturday under sunny skies and was handled efficiently at Creuers del Port de Barcelona's Terminals A and B, each unit processing half of the passengers as though they were disembarking from a 3,000-passenger vessel.
Carnival Corp. & plc appointed David Dingle chairman of Carnival UK and David Noyes, currently evp operations, has been promoted to the chief executive role, with operating responsibility for the UK-based brands P&O Cruises and Cunard Line.
Fincantieri held a steel-cutting ceremony for Viking Cruises' second ocean-going newbuild, Viking Sea, at the Marghera shipyard.
With the arrival of the passenger boarding bridge from FMT in Sweden, San Francisco's new cruise terminal at Pier 27 is close to handling its first ship one week from today followed by a Sept. 25 grand opening. Among the highly flexible facility's novel features is an accordion-like mobile security perimeter that can be removed on non-cruise days to allow public access to the waterfront. Numerous environmental elements are also built in.
Total ships: 31
Total berths: 100,075
Total Order Book Value:$23,939,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$267,583