John Tercek, vp, commercial development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd kicked off Taiwan's inaugural Asia Cruise Forum 2014 with an overview of the Asia cruise market.
Carnival Corp. & plc and certain subsidiaries amended an earlier loan as a $1.7bn, €500m and £150m multi-currency revolving credit agreement with a five-year term plus two one-year extension options.
British Columbia's Nanaimo Port Authority and SRY Rail Link teamed on a feasibility study to create a Vancouver Island rail excursion service which could commence in summer 2015.
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.