Viking Star's current 'Viking Homelands' itinerary ended early in Tallinn, Estonia, due to a mechanical issue.
The value-added cruise business is currently worth NZ$436.05m and supports 8,365 jobs with history-making growth forecast, delegates at Cruise New Zealand’s third annual conference in Auckland on Friday were told by gm Raewyn Tan.
Ted Blamey, principal of Sydney-based Chart Management that has been consulting to the global cruise industry since 1997, told delegates at Cruise New Zealand’s 2015 conference in Auckland on Friday the Chinese market has a long way to go before it matures.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. beat second quarter expectations with a profit of $185m, or 84 cents per share, on better than forecast close-in pricing for Caribbean and China cruises, and ratcheted up guidance 15 cents per share for the rest of the year.
UK telecom veteran Rahul Chakkara is joining the recently formed Costa Group Digital Unit in Hamburg as chief digital officer, reporting to Costa Group ceo Michael Thamm.
Total ships: 41
Total berths: 132,148
Total Order Book Value:$30,874,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$260,959