One year after devastating hurricanes, the Caribbean is 'back to business as usual,' cruise line leaders said Thursday.
Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year went to Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, while Outstanding Contribution Award went to Fred Danska, director-cruise, at Wärtsilä, and Port Personality of the Year to Betty MacMillan, cruise development manager, Port Saint John.
Over 2,500 participants, including 200-plus cruise line executives, are expected to attend Seatrade Cruise Med 2018, taking place in Lisbon this week.
International cruise calls are back on track at Hong Kong after the territory was battered by the worst storm of the year on Sunday with gusts of up to 160 mph/ 257 km/h reported.
Besides the main task of managing Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s (RCL) expanded presence in Asia, Angie Stephen’s mission is to further drive conversations with government partners.
Which destinations are emerging as 'must go' in 2019?
When it comes to China, Frank Del Rio thinks 'the bloom is off that rose,' however the Eastern Mediterranean's recovery could have a profoundly positive impact on the cruise business. As for Cuba, there's enough demand for five or six ships a day in Havana, if adequate infrastructure were available.