Cruise industry visitors donned surgical scrubs to witness life-changing operations by the volunteer doctors aboard Africa Mercy in Madagascar on Tuesday. Africa Mercy is the floating hospital of Mercy Ships, the Charity of Choice for Cruise Lines International Association.
North American travel agents expect notable growth in the number of cruises people take in 2016 and an increase in passenger spending. Some 83% of agents forecast their sales volume to increase in the coming year, according to a survey conducted at the end of 2015 by Cruise Lines International Association.
This week Orlando Ashford made his first trip to Australia, his company’s second largest source market after North America, since becoming president of Holland America Line just over a year ago.
Grand Bahama Shipyard reports 20 cruise vessels booked to date for 2016. The scope of work includes significant propulsion and technical systems overhaul, accommodations and public spaces upgrades and the addition of new features.
Princess Cruises announced today that Majestic Princess, being built and designed specifically for the China market, will be the first ship in the fleet to debut a new livery design featuring the company’s iconic logo. The design will roll out fleet-wide over the next few years.
Total ships: 47
Total berths: 149,926
Total Order Book Value:$34,127,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$264,614