Carnival Corp. & plc said it will meet its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipboard operations by 20%. The company has cut emissions by more than 19% since 2005 and is likely to exceed its 20% goal by 2015, according to Jim Van Langen, vp management systems for Carnival Corp.
Royal Caribbean entered into a credit agreement for the US dollar financing of a portion of the Oasis 3 newbuild at STX France. The agreement makes available an unsecured term loan in an amount up to the US dollar equivalent of approximately €178m.
For 2015, its third season in Japan, Princess Cruises will deploy Diamond Princess but not Sun Princess, which is going to Australia. The line will also introduce cruises as short as three nights to appeal to local travelers seeking a quick get-away.
Holland America Line is rebranding the poolside Terrace Grill on its 15 ships as 'Dive-In at the Terrace Grill' with new signature burgers, hot dogs and fries.
Blount Small Ship Adventures’ 'Food & Wine Discovery' itinerary through the islands of New England this summer showcases the culinary classics of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island and Newport, among other ports. Optional tours through the local vineyards and wineries are available.
With Royal Caribbean due to report first quarter earnings and update its guidance on Thursday, followed by Norwegian Cruise Line on April 28, brokerages like William Blair and UBS are forecasting stronger pricing in Europe. This springs from Europe's improving macroeonomic picture, reduced 2014 capacity and the continued recovery from ship incidents in 2012 and 2013.
Area residents and visitors bid farewell to Carnival Sunshine as it sailed on its first regular voyage from Port Canaveral Saturday. The Carnival Cruise Lines ship had just operated a special two-day cruise to the Bahamas.
Crown Princess, which made its maiden call at San Francisco April 7, is scheduled to become the first ship alongside at the port's new cruise terminal, Pier 27, on Sept. 18.