Despite cruising's global growth and a steady stream of exciting new ships, pricing remains too low and many people don't know about seagoing vacations or have misconceptions, industry leaders said Tuesday in Miami. And regardless of cruising's strong safety record and proactive self-regulation, the 'lie'—as Royal Caribbean chief Richard Fain put it—persists that the business is unregulated...
Former long-time Carnival Corp. & plc vice chairman and coo Howard Frank, WMPH Vacations co-founders Uf Tukel and Don Walker, and co-chairmen/ceos of World Travel Holdings Brad Tolkin and Jeff Tolkin were named to Cruise Lines International Association's 2014 Hall of Fame.
Singapore's Sembawang Shipyard secured an agreement to perform the extensive revitalization of Royal Caribbean International's 137,276gt Voyager of the Seas. The ship is scheduled to enter the yard in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Denmark's Queen Margrethe II is scheduled to inaugurate Copenhagen's spacious new three-berth Ocean Quay on May 2 when Legend of the Seas is in port. Ocean Quay provides abundant space for turnarounds, convenient ground transportation linkages and environmental features including high-volume sewage discharge facilities.
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.
Total ships: 25
Total berths: 67,667
Total Order Book Value:$16,182,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$280,192