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.
Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has made a painful decision to abandon its once-ambitious goal of building large cruise ships after it racked up considerable losses on the project to build two ships for AIDA Cruises.
The CLIA Europe general assembly, has voted to appoint Kyriakos (Kerry) Anastassiadis, ceo of Celestyal Cruises, as the next CLIA Europe chairman, starting Januray 1, 2017.
Most Indians typically associate cruising with Singapore, as their first cruise experience is likely to be a fly-cruise out of there. This is the observation of Nalini Gupta, head of Lotus Destinations which she started in 2010 and gsa for Costa Cruises since 2012.
Total ships: 67
Total berths: 197,796
Total Order Book Value:$47,367,631,647.00
Average Price Per Berth:$314,934