Holland America Line's newest and biggest ship is also its brightest and liveliest. The 2,650-passenger Koningsdam has a contemporary style and fresh features that are part of the brand's evolution, following its new 'Savor the Journey' tagline and updated logo.
May 1 goes down as a big day in Carnival Corp. & plc history as Fathom's Adonia embarked on the first cruise from the US to Havana in more than 50 years and Carnival Cruise Line's largest ship, the new Carnival Vista, began its maiden voyage.
Strong close-in demand for Caribbean cruises and higher on-board spending boosted Royal Caribbean's first quarter profit well above guidance and Wall Street expectations, and the company lifted its full-year earnings forecast by a quarter per share.
Replacing dirt floors with concrete in families' homes, planting mangroves, recycling paper and teaching English to schoolchildren or families in their communities are not typical cruise activities. Yet travelers rolled up their sleeves and relished these and other 'social impact' projects during Fathom's inaugural Dominican Republic sailing.
Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard handed over the 133,500gt Carnival Vista on Thursday. The repositioned to Trieste where it was presented during an evening ceremony attended by Carnival Corp. president and ceo Arnold Donald, Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy, Fincantieri ceo Giuseppe Bono and officials including Debora Serracchiani, president of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Monfalcone mayor Silvia Altran.
Total ships: 57
Total berths: 170,516
Total Order Book Value:$40,545,148,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$301,126