Jimmy Murphy, who co-founded Brendan Worldwide Vacations and AmaWaterways, was a key figure at the American Society of Travel Agents and a proponent of the United States Tour Operators Association, died Thursday. He was 82.
Cruise shares rose on Wednesday as President Obama announced plans to restore US diplomatic relations with Cuba, a move that may lead to a relaxation of the long-standing travel ban for Americans. With Cuba just 90 miles away from South Florida homeports, the ability to access the island by ship could shake up Caribbean cruising, fueling new itineraries and demand.
Carnival Corp. & plc plans to air its first Super Bowl commercial, to be selected from the company's new multi-brand national marketing initiative. Super Bowl XLIX will air Feb. 1 on NBC.
Christine Duffy's appointment to lead Carnival Cruise Lines is being hailed by cruise and retail leaders, while Duffy herself expressed excitement over her new role and the fact that more women in cruising are getting 'a seat at the table.' She's also committed to ensure a smooth transition at Cruise Lines International Association.
Lynn Narraway, managing director – UK business for Holland America Line and Seabourn, has become the new chair of CLIA UK & Ireland, taking over the position from Jo Rzymowska, md of Celebrity Cruises, UK & Ireland.
Total ships: 29
Total berths: 92,195
Total Order Book Value:$22,119,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$270,179