A woman who claims she was raped on a cruise, a personal injury attorney and a passenger who was aboard Carnival Triumph when the ship lost power after a fire are among the witnesses who will address the Senate Commerce Committee's hearing on cruise ship safety.
The cruise industry needs a network of waste reception facilities in order to increase its recycling rates, and ship operators should be offered refunds to make recycling commercially more viable, whilst a globally standardised container system for landed waste would cut logistic costs and reduce handling time.
A flotilla of boats—from tugs and spill recovery vessels to a sailboat carrying marine mammal observers—will accompany the Concordia wreck to its final destination: Genoa, for scrapping. A French navy ship is to monitor part of the journey. The departure from Giglio has been delayed until Wednesday.
Vietnam’s port infrastructure is developing rapidly to cater for the growing interest in cruising.
MSC Cruises and Chicco have teamed up to make a range of childcare products available to families in purpose-built children's areas on six ships, including on four newbuildings under construction in STX France (two) and Fincantieri (two).
Total ships: 28
Total berths: 91,515
Total Order Book Value:$22,105,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$273,472