Fall 2016: Executive Profile: ‘Australia’s Home Brand’

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Sture MyrmellP&O is Australia’s home brand, according to Sture Myrmell, president of P&O Cruises Australia. “Australia has seen double digit growth for more than 10 years. We are the backbone of the market and have been driving a lot of that growth, coming up with new products, new types of cruises, new homeports and finding more new customers,” Myrmell said to Cruise Industry News in an exclusive interview.

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.