China's emerging cruise market has been energized by the Quantum of the Seas news, but in the US Royal Caribbean officials were put on the defensive by media who questioned if the line is turning away from its base and sacrificing yields. Some see South Florida, New York and even California as losing out.
'The world is changing. Our sourcing is changing,' responded Royal Caribbean Inter...
Royal Caribbean International's decision to send Quantum of the Seas to China set off a bevy of deployment changes including the substitution of Navigator of the Seas for Anthem of the Seas in South Florida starting in November 2015.
In a stunning development, Royal Caribbean International said it would deploy Quantum of the Seas in China year-round following the ship's inaugural season from the New York area.
Update: Union workers picketed Carnival's annual meeting over an issue related to a separate company where ceo Arnold Donald serves on the board. According to Bloomberg, workers at a packaging plant are in dispute with Crown Holdings, where Donald is a director. They're now boycotting the cruise fleet because of him.
Ten powerful brands together making a strong company—and that strength was needed in 201
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the affluent most often named Royal Caribbean and Carnival as the brands they cruised with during the past five years in a new survey by the American Affluence Research Center of the wealthiest 10% of US households.
Total ships: 25
Total berths: 74,811
Total Order Book Value:$17,630,800,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$272,194