Silversea Cruises expanded its 'Silver Select' promotion beyond Alaska and the Mediterranean to include certain Caribbean voyages.
With Port Everglades' cruise business forecast to reach 5.6m passenger moves in 2033 compared to the 4m expected in fiscal 2014, various infrastructure upgrades are planned including extending berths to handle larger ships, improving several cruise terminals and adding a new parking garage.
Carnival Corp. & plc shares sank nearly 3% Tuesday after the company forecast a weaker than expected third quarter, blaming competitors' 'aggressive' Caribbean pricing.
With Spanish brand Iberocruceros being folded into Costa Cruises, are there plans to roll up any other Carnival Corp. & plc brands? CEO Arnold Donald was asked in Tuesday's earnings call.
Stronger yields at Carnival Corp. & plc's continental European brands raised second quarter non-GAAP profit to 10 cents per share, up from 7 cents, a nickel above the high end of guidance and Wall Street expectations. With the outlook improving, Carnival raised its 2014 EPS range to $1.60 to $1.75, up from $1.50 to $1.70 earlier, and compared to 2013's $1.58.
Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering a variety of shore excursions for food and wine connoisseurs in connection with this summer's seven-night Europe voyages.
Cruise and Maritime Voyages reports 45% of the cabins on Marco Polo’s cruise to Canada and Greenland commemorating its 50th Anniversary next year have been sold.
Update: During Carnival's earnings call Tuesday, ceo Arnold Donald confirmed Grand Holiday will be leaving the fleet later this year as the company continues disposing of older ships.
Carnival Corp. & plc's Spanish brand, Iberocruceros, is being integrated into Costa Cruises, which said it aims to accelerate growth in the Spanish market through increased investment. The news slipped out when Costa ceo Michael Thamm addressed travel agents during the company's annual Champions of the Sea cruise last month but has received little international attention.
Senate Commerce Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller scheduled a full committee hearing on the Cruise Passenger Protection Act. The hearing will take place during the July work period.