Frank named Costa Cruises chairman

By Tom Stieghorst Longtime Carnival Corp. executive Howard Frank was named chairman of Costa Cruises, succeeding Pier Luigi Foschi in the role. Both Frank and Foschi retired last year from Carnival Corp. positions. Frank had been vice chairman and chief operating officer. Foschi, in addition to chairing Costa was chairman of Carnival Asia. Carnival saidContinue reading “Frank named Costa Cruises chairman”

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Crystal to raise prices on most cruises

By Tom Stieghorst Crystal Cruises said it would raise fares on 94% of its 2014, 2015 and 2016 cruises on March 1, reflecting strong demand. Under its “Book Now” program, the luxury line assesses its fares every 60 days and raises them on itineraries that are selling sufficiently well to support it. Crystal said faresContinue reading “Crystal to raise prices on most cruises”

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Cruise ship returns home with more than 600 sick passengers

By Tom Stieghorst Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas returned to its home port in Bayonne, N.J., on Wednesday afternoon following a widespread outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on the 3,000-passenger ship. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that 629 passengers, more than 20% of the passengers onboard, were affected by the illness over theContinue reading “Cruise ship returns home with more than 600 sick passengers”

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