Carnival Corp. & plc appointed a retired US Navy vice admiral to the newly created chief maritime officer position. William Burke joins the company next week, reporting to chief operations officer Alan Buckelew.
Carnival Corp. & plc and the Miami Heat said their pledge to support relief efforts in communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines will exceed $1.5m, more than a $500,000 increase from their original pledge.
President and coo Edie Bornstein is dreaming big for Crystal Cruises. Within 10 years she envisions 'a beautiful fleet of seven vessels operating on the seven continents around the world' and a New York Stock Exchange listing.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. arranged an unsecured term loan for the dollar equivalent of up to approximately €637m to finance its third Quantum-class newbuild. Germany's export credit agency, Hermes, has agreed to guarantee 95% of the financing, according to a filing.
With its FunShip 2.0 program, Carnival Cruise Lines beefed up specialty dining with concepts like Guy's Burger Joint and Ji Ji Asian Kitchen. Now, in its most ambitious main dining room revamp in years, Carnival is introducing shared dishes served family-style, a choice of sides and sauces instead of fully plated dishes, more New World flavors and domestic wines, and making elegant cruise nights more celebratory with an included champagne cocktail, tableside preparation and chefs’ parade.
Total ships: 21
Total berths: 65,633
Total Order Book Value:$15,112,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$262,811