MSC Cruises is basing a seasonal ship in Cuba starting in December. The 2,120-passenger MSC Opera will homeport in Havana for winter 2015-16, offering 16 Caribbean cruises.
In a bold move Celebrity Cruises is rolling out a new pricing strategy that lets travelers pick which amenities they want bundled into their fare. They get a choice of Classic Beverage Package, unlimited Internet, pre-paid gratuities or on-board credit at a rate that's lower than what those would cost if bought on board.
It's official: Silversea Cruises has ordered a ship from Fincantieri, for April 2017 delivery. Silver Muse will be 40,700gt with capacity for 596 passengers.
The news makes this a three-newbuild day, following the deal for a pair of TUI Cruises ships at Meyer Turku.
TUI Cruises and Meyer Turku signed an agreement for two more cruise ships. The newbuilds, planned for 2018 and 2019, will successively replace Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2. The first two TUI Cruises ships will be passed on to Thomson Cruises within TUI Group.
Crystal Cruises promoted Donna Cook, director of sales for western US and Canada, to vp quality control and communications, and named Rolando Trejos Jr. as its new vp revenue management.
Total ships: 30
Total berths: 97,852
Total Order Book Value:$23,654,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$266,933