Cruise Industry News Feature Articles
This year, Grand Turk will be the fourth-busiest port in the world for Carnival Corporation brands in terms of transit passengers, according to Giora Israel, senior vice president of port and destination development. He said more than 800,000 passengers are scheduled to visit Grand Turk in 2013. He singled it out as an example of a successful company-developed port to meet the needs for an accessible, efficient and attractive destination.
While earnings guidance for 2013 is upbeat from Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line, Europe is the swing factor. Carnival said on its year-end earnings call that it expects higher yields in North America and lower yields in Europe. The U.S. and the Caribbean are expected to be the main drivers for Royal Caribbean.