In his welcome address at Taiwan's inaugural Asia Cruise Forum, taking place in Kaohsiung Tai Hsin Lee, gm of host Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd, set the tone by focusing on ‘ripple-effect development’ and strategic alliances being a crucial part of business opportunities in the cruise industry.
International classification society RINA has certified MSC Cruises under its Best Management Scheme.
At mid-year, Erminio Eschena, the Paris-based general manager for MSC Cruises in France, Belgium and Luxemburg, is positive about the company’s 2014 bookings.
Some 100 cruise professionals from US, China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, gathering in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on the eve of the the country's inaugural Asia Cruise Forum, were hosted to some authentic Taiwanese fare after a day of sightseeing.
After a record 2013 cruise season, Stockholm is anticipating continued success this summer; with an estimated 274 cruise ships heading to the city, carrying a total of around 470,000 passengers.
Hamburg is preparing to welcome Norwegian Escape in October 2015. Norwegian Cruise Line's 4,200 passenger newbuild, currently under construction at Meyer Werft, will make its public debut in the city on October 23, becoming the largest cruise ship to call in Hamburg.
Crystal Cruises' 2016 and early 2017 itineraries feature more maiden calls (41), more overnights (119, 40 of them 'double' overnights), more shorter cruises of five to 10 days, and an earliest-ever opportunity to book.
William Blair & Co. expects Carnival Corp.'s second quarter profit to meet the brokerage's estimate of 2 cents per share, at the high end of guidance for a loss of 2 cents to a profit of 2 cents and in line with the Wall Street consensus expectation.
American Cruise Lines' Fall Cruise Collection includes offerings on the Columbia and Snake rivers, in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, Chesapeake Bay, and the Hudson River.