Pointing to Royal Caribbean's confidence in its earlier guidance on the Caribbean, Europe and China, demand for Quantum of the Seas and diminished Pullmantur drag, Wells Fargo Securities reiterated its higher-than-consensus RCL earnings expectations following investor meetings with company management.
German operator Ambiente Kreuzfahrten is leaving the market – this time for good.
Crystal Cruises scheduled a microbrew-themed sailing that delves into lagers, stouts, IPAs and 'cold ones' that are barrel-aged, made with bacon, have names like 'Funky Old Time,' and more. Excursions, expert presentations, cooking and cocktail classes, tasting sessions and dinners will all be on tap for Crystal Serenity's Nov. 5 cruise from New York to Miami.
Francesco Galli Zugaro, founder of Peru’s Amazon River operator Aqua Expeditions, has appointed David Thompson executive chef of Aqua Mekong which is due to come on line in September.
Costa Crociere is preparing to celebrate Italian Republic Day on June 2 aboard its 14 Italian-flagged ships. Passengers will be invited to toast the playing of the national anthem.