Windstar Cruises appointed a vp human resources, a new position, and hired three individuals with maritime and travel industry expertise in newly created roles to build out its technical operations and deployment departments. As well, the company promoted several tenured employees within its HR and logistical operations departments with promotions and added responsibilities.
Hurtigruten's newbuilds will be called Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen, after Norway's greatest polar explorers. Since the focus is on adventure in nature, company ceo Daniel Skjeldam considers the ships floating base camps.
The Caribbean's newest cruise-line-created destination, Harvest Caye in southern Belize, offers a seven-acre, white sand beach, a water sports lagoon and an immense tropical pool. The lighthouse is actually a Flighthouse, the launch point for free-fall jumps and zip lines. Among the restaurants is a LandShark Bar & Grill, part of the Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville group.
Cruise ships flock to Belize but, until now, all have anchored off Belize City where a long tender ride to a cramped landing area is less than ideal. Cruise lines say passengers who buy excursions into the countryside or to the world's second largest reef system rate Belize highly. The rest, not so.
Carnival Corp. & plc extended chief executive Arnold Donald's employment agreement by a year. His new contract is subject to automatic annual renewals.
Total ships: 67
Total berths: 197,796
Total Order Book Value:$47,367,631,647.00
Average Price Per Berth:$314,934