With Carnival Cruise Line and AIDA Cruises to join Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises in China in 2017, Carnival Corp. & plc will have four brands in this booming market—offering more variety than any other company.
Water slides, zip lines, a lazy river float, a children's water park and a completely restyled cruise facility with an expedition theme and new dining spots focused on regional Mexican foods, beers, chocolate and coffee—all are part of dramatic changes at Puerto Costa Maya.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings confirmed it will enter the Chinese market in 2017 with a purpose-built ship, ceo Frank Del Rio announced Monday in Shanghai. The company has also opened three offices in China.
Dominica has handled its first cruise call following the deadly Tropical Storm Erika, and Tourism Minister Robert Tonge was highly visible at the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association conference in Cozumel—both to assure the island is ready for ships and to tout cruise-related initiatives.
The first boomerang-style slide at sea is among a collection of water slides called the Perfect Storm that are destined for Liberty of the Seas as part of a month-long drydock in February. The work will add features including 79 staterooms and new dining options for cruisers from the ship's new homeport, Galveston.
Total ships: 41
Total berths: 132,148
Total Order Book Value:$30,874,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$260,959