The return of cruise ships to the Dominican Republic's north coast after nearly 30 years is eagerly awaited. When Carnival Corp. & plc's $85m Amber Cove opens in early October, it will spice up Caribbean itineraries and is hoped to spark a regional economic revival.
Carnival Cruise Line confirmed it is in the final stages of contract negotiations to return to operating sailings from Mobile, Alabama. The company expects the process to be concluded by the end of September, a spokesman told Seatrade Cruise News, adding that Carnival wouldn't have more to say at this point.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. raised its quarterly dividend to 37.5 cents per share, up from 30 cents per share.
The long-awaited news is official: MSC Cruises is deploying MSC Lirica in Shanghai, China year-round, starting May 2016.
Carnival Corp. & plc's new Fathom brand plans to call at three destinations in Cuba—Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos—president Tara Russell said Wednesday.
Total ships: 41
Total berths: 132,148
Total Order Book Value:$30,874,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$260,959