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Royal Orders Oasis Five, Two More Ships for Celebrity

Royal Orders Oasis Five, Two More Ships for Celebrity

May 25 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with STX France to build a fifth Oasis-class ship for delivery in the Spring of 2021, and two additional Edge... Read more

Cruise Executive Compensation Breakdown: Del Rio Takes Home $31.9 Million

Cruise Executive Compensation Breakdown: Del Rio Takes Home $31.9 Million

May 25 2016

Key leading executives at the three major cruise companies did well in 2015, with Frank Del Rio (pictured above), president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, taking home just under $32 mill... Read more

Galveston Posts Biggest Business Increase of all U.S. Ports for 2015

 Galveston Posts Biggest Business Increase of all U.S. Ports for 2015

May 25 2016

Galveston, Texas, was one in a few U.S. ports posting passenger traffic increases for 2015, and the port’s growth easily outpaced that of its rivals, adding just under 400,000 more cruise pass... Read more

Disney Heading back to San Diego, Galveston and NYC

Disney Heading back to San Diego, Galveston and NYC

May 25 2016

In the fall of 2017, Disney Cruise Line will return to New York with sailings to the Bahamas and the Canadian coast – including a new seven-night Canada cruise. San Diego will serve as a home... Read more

2019 Cruise Ship Orderbook Reaches New Heights and 50,000 Berths

2019 Cruise Ship Orderbook Reaches New Heights and 50,000 Berths

May 23 2016

The 2019 cruise ship orderbook was already at record berth introduction levels earlier this year before Genting Hong Kong added a 5,000-passenger ship for Star Cruises, Hurtigruten ordered a new 600... Read more

Explorer of the Seas Arrives in Seattle to Open 2016 Alaska Season

Explorer of the Seas Arrives in Seattle to Open 2016 Alaska Season

May 18 2016

Royal Caribbean International's Explorer of the Seas arrived in the Port of Seattle on Monday, May 16. "We were thrilled to have Explorer of the Seas begin its homeport in Seattle this week," said ... Read more

Shanghai is Asia’s Fastest Growing Port

Shanghai is Asia’s Fastest Growing Port

May 18 2016

While all cruise ports in the Asia-Pacific market are favorably positioned for growth, Shanghai is taking the lead, having posted the biggest year-over-year traffic gains between 2014 and 2015, acco... Read more

Harmony Arrives in Southampton

Harmony Arrives in Southampton

May 17 2016

The port of Southampton, U.K. welcomed the Harmony of the Seas today. After 32 months of construction, the ship’s arrival marks a major milestone for Royal Caribbean International as Harmony ... Read more

Etstur to Charter Delphin for Summer Season out of Turkey

Etstur to Charter Delphin for Summer Season out of Turkey

May 13 2016

Etstur, a major Turkish tour operator, has confirmed it will charter the Delphin for a summer cruise season in the Eastern Mediterranean. The company had previously chartered the Aegean Paradise, bu... Read more

Breaking Down Q1 Performance: By the Numbers

Breaking Down Q1 Performance: By the Numbers

May 12 2016

Cruise Industry News takes an in-depth look at the financial performance of the “big three” following the first quarter of 2016.   Read more

Pivot to Asia; Most Markets Not Growing with Industry

Pivot to Asia; Most Markets Not Growing with Industry

May 11 2016

While the cruise industry continues to add capacity, only a handful of geographic cruise markets are either keeping up or outpacing industry capacity growth in relation to their market shares, accor... Read more

Genting Orders Two 201,000-Ton Ships for Star Cruises

Genting Orders Two 201,000-Ton Ships for Star Cruises

May 10 2016

As part of a big ship order with Lloyd Wert Group, Genting Hong Kong today announced two newbuilds for Star Cruises for 2019 and 2020. In addition are six river ships (up from four) for Crystal, a ... Read more

NCLH Reports Strong Q1 But Misses Street Target

NCLH Reports Strong Q1 But Misses Street Target

May 10 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) posted a strong Q1, ended March 31, 2016, reporting net income of $73.2 million, or $0.32 per share, on revenues of $1.1 billion, up from a net loss of $21.4 mi... Read more

Royal Caribbean Sells 51 Percent of Pullmantur and CDF

Royal Caribbean Sells 51 Percent of Pullmantur and CDF

May 10 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Madrid-based private equity firm Springwater Capital today announced an agreement to form a joint venture which will see Royal selling a 51 percent stake in Pullmantur an... Read more

Valor Back in Service After Drydock

Valor Back in Service After Drydock

May 09 2016

Carnival Valor has undergone an extensive renovation in drydock that added dining and bar concepts, including Guy’s Burger Joint, RedFrog Pub, SkyBox Sports Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Te... Read more

CCNE Symposium Set for NYC in June with New Format

CCNE Symposium Set for NYC in June with New Format

May 06 2016

The annual Cruise Canada New England Symposium is set to take place June 7-9 in New York City. The event was last hosted in New York in 2011, and is dropping its traditional speaker and panel format... Read more

North American Market Shuffle?

North American Market Shuffle?

May 04 2016

Carnival Cruise Line will just barely be the largest brand in the North American by 2025, based on new ship orders and announced deployments, according to the 2016-2017 Cruise Industry News Annual R... Read more

Fathom Arrives in Cuba

Fathom Arrives in Cuba

May 02 2016

Carnival Corporation sailed into Havana this morning completing the first leg of its historic inaugural voyage to Cuba that began on May 1, 2016, from Miami, the company said in a statement. It mar... Read more

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