Fall 2016: Executive Profile: ‘Focused and Creative'

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Hernan Zini“I’m in charge of the operation, including everything from product delivery to marine and hotel, port operations, itinerary planning and brand delivery,” said Hernan Zini, chief operating officer of SkySea Cruise Line. “With one ship at this time we can focus solely on the ship, fine-tuning the product for the future, and building the core of the brand as we start our expansion.”

Fall 2016: China: ‘Huge Market’

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Costa Ships in ShanghaiCosta Crociere and Princess Cruises will carry about one million Chinese passengers this year, up from 500,000 in 2015, according to Alan Buckelew, COO of Carnival Corporation, who also has oversight of Carnival Asia. He added that he expects to see a significant percentage increase in 2017 as well, and that the growth will continue (with more Carnival Corp. brand ships being introduced into the market).

Fall 2016: China: Royal Caribbean Driving Yield

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Ovation of the Seas in TianjinThe major news for Royal Caribbean International in China this year is the introduction of the new Ovation of the Seas, sailing from Tianjin, targeting the Northern China market, according to Dr. Zinan Liu, vice president of China and the North Asia region.

Fall 2016: Shipbuilding: Diversification

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Fincantieri is building more cruise ships and a broader range of ships than any other shipbuilder. “We are building small, intermediate and large ships,” said Loris Di Giorgio, head of cruise ship marketing and sales, in an exclusive interview with Cruise Industry News.

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