French luxury cruise operator Ponant, founded in 1988 by Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée and a dozen merchant navy officers, has been acquired by Artemis, the holding company of French billionaire François Pinault and his family.
Princess Cruises' newbuild, currently under construction at Fincantieri and a sister ship to Royal Princess and Regal Princess, will be named Majestic Princess.
A new short film showcasing ‘a different view’ of cruising will premiere on Channel 4 on Sunday October 11, 2015 during the return of the critically acclaimed drama series Homeland. The 90 second film – produced by Celebrity Cruises UK – is part of an awareness campaign to highlight the experiences and destinations on offer from a Celebrity Cruises holiday.
Carnival Corp. & plc inaugurated its third berth at Cozumel, the Caribbean's busiest cruise port, with Carnival Freedom, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Triumph all alongside.
Cruise tourism generated $3.16bn in direct expenditures, 75,050 jobs and $976m in wages across 35 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America during the 2014/15 season, according to a study commissioned by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.
Total ships: 41
Total berths: 132,148
Total Order Book Value:$30,874,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$260,959