China ‘Stronger Than Last Year’ For Carnival Corp

“The bottom line is things are stronger for sure that they were last year at this time,” said Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, touching on China on the company’s Monday morning second quarter earnings call. Donald said he still believes China will eventually be the largest cruise market in the world and putting in newContinue reading “China ‘Stronger Than Last Year’ For Carnival Corp”

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Cruise Industry Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

Carnival Liberty PHOTO: Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Liberty. (photo via Flickr/Roderick Eime) The cruise industry hosted a record 24.7 million ocean passengers around the globe last year, according to new data released by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Tuesday. The figure topped projections by 500,000 and is up from 23.2 million in 2015. The Caribbean wasContinue reading “Cruise Industry Celebrates Record-Breaking Year”

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Cruise lines leaving Houston high and dry as attention turns to Asia

Houston Cruise Port-Bayport Terminal By Tom Stieghorst/ Travel Weekly The Port of Houston is losing both of its homeported ships next year, a victim of a growing focus by North American cruise lines on shifting deployments to Asia. Both Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises have announced 2016 schedules that do not include a ship sailingContinue reading “Cruise lines leaving Houston high and dry as attention turns to Asia”

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