Neil Palomba was promoted to president of Costa Crociere in Genoa and Budhy Sin Bok to president of Costa Asia, Shanghai, while the Costa Group plans to develop a marine operations center in Hamburg that could impact about 160 Genoa jobs, according to Italian sources.
Seabourn said its two new Adam D. Tihany-designed ships will be called Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation. They will enter service in late 2016 and spring 2018.
Ships from US-based cruise lines may not be able to call at Cuba just yet, but a Miami-based destination expert is designing customized pre-/post-cruise programs to the island that involve people to people cultural exchanges.
The first official word on how the 2015 wave season is going is expected Thursday when Royal Caribbean gives guidance in reporting its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 earnings. Analysts expect the No. 2 cruise operator to exceed its Q4 projection for a profit in the range of 35 cents to 40 cents per share, with the consensus of 42 cents up from Royal's 23 cents the prior year, and pricing checks by William Blair and UBS Investment Research suggest a mixed picture for the critical wave booking period.
As expected, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced a new company-owned sales office in Brazil, where bookings are growing for Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Total ships: 34
Total berths: 105,157
Total Order Book Value:$25,437,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$272,961