Crystal Cruises has signed a purchase option to acquire the world's fastest ocean liner, the SS United States, with plans to restore her and put her into service, sailing the world.
Silversea Cruises appointed one of cruising's highest profile figures, Mark Conroy, as head of the company's Miami office, which has responsibility for the Americas. He is managing director, overseeing North, Central and South America business.
Christine Duffy said she is on the brink of completing visits to all 24 Carnival Cruise Line ships since being appointed president in February 2015. She spoke at a media reception at the Lord Nelson Hotel in The Rocks area of Sydney Thursday.
In a week when MSC Cruises unveiled plans to accelerate its fleet expansion programme, Seatrade Cruise News talked to ceo Gianni Onorato about the lines' strategy for the next five years.
Maine anticipates 6% growth in bed days, a new cruise line, new homeport calls and its biggest ship ever, Anthem of the Seas, in 2016. The 167,800gt Quantum-class ship is scheduled to call at Portland and Bar Harbor.
Total ships: 47
Total berths: 149,926
Total Order Book Value:$34,127,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$264,614