As the Miami representative for a couple leading European tour operators and an emerging Mediterranean port, the developer of the excursions for a new western Caribbean destination and the provider of strategic cruise industry sales support for a maritime security specialist and a technology innovator, Access Cruise has a varied and growing portfolio.
Escorted tour operator, Titan has issued new preview brochures for 2015 covering escorted river and ocean cruises.
Norwegian Cruise Line's reduced net yield outlook for 2014—from up approximately 4% year over year to up in the 3% to 3.5% range—is mainly due to softer than expected Caribbean pricing that Royal Caribbean is also experiencing. Meanwhile, Europe is trending better, as Royal similarly reported last week.
For the first time publicly, Norwegian Cruise Line president and CEO Kevin Sheehan indicated Asia has been 'on our radar' and said that, 'over the next year or so, there will be some action from us as far as moving our footprint to be a global player.'
Louis Cruises is adding 12 new Ionian, Adriatic and Dalmatian coast ports of call to its 2015 programme.
Holland America Line's Rotterdam and Volendam return to Asia for a second season, from winter 2014 through spring 2015. The 1,432-passenger Volendam will sail 14- to 17-day cruises and non-repeating itineraries, while the 1,404-passenger Rotterdam makes a 90-day 'Passage to the Far East.'
Voyages to Antiquity's 2015 Mediterranean brochure features more than 16 new destinations, river cruising in Spain, overnight stays in Morocco and air bundled into the US pricing.
Tauck's 2015 collection of small ship cruises includes three new itineraries—in Australia/New Zealand, Japan and Alaska—and its Galápagos Islands programs will be have exclusive content through the company's 'Earth Journeys' partnership with the nature documentary filmmakers at BBC Earth.