Today 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.
It was music to one Mexico port's ears when Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said passengers rate Puerto Vallarta among the Top 5 places Fun Ships visit in the world.
Anthony (Tony) Kaufman has been promoted to the new position of evp international operations for Princess Cruises. In addition to his continued leadership for the line’s Asia operations, he will now oversee the business in Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe.
Caribbean destinations sought advice from top cruise leaders about how the region can compete with China and even with Cuba during the CEO Round Table at the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference in Cozumel.
Total ships: 41
Total berths: 132,148
Total Order Book Value:$30,874,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$260,959