What a crazy 3 days its been. Here’s a recap of what we’ve seen so far: TUI’s Newbuild which was the Buzz of the Conference MSC Negotiating 2-ship Order Plus Former Lybian Ship Seatrade Europe Day 1 Recap: TUI, MSC and AIDA River Cruise Panel from Seatrade Europe Cruise Europe celebrated its 20th anniversary Yard [...]
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Label this one “Problems facing the River Industry” Officials from several River Cruising organizations all throughout Europe assembled for their panel. Here are some of the highlights: On most rivers, the infrastructure close to its capacity limits. Experts cited the Moselle River as a bad situation in terms of congestion. Crew Issues. There’s just a [...]
Buzz on the floor today is after leaders from major European shipyards heavily criticized the Mitsubishi deal with AIDA. They claimed that that the pricing model of the AIDA ship is “unstable”. Corrado Antonini, Fincantieri chairman Mitsubishi has come up with a price per lower berth that no other builder could match. [Mitsubishi is]10 years [...]
Cruise Europe celebrated its 20th anniversary last night. The commemorative event was held at the Fours Seasons Hotel in Hamburg. Officials present included the Chairman, President and founder members of Cruise Europe, an association promoting cruise travel throughout Europe. The group, formed in 1991 started with 21 founding ports and grew to over 100 today.
Conferences for today include Cruise Port Development and Cruise Ship Operations. I don’t plan on hearing any breaking news come from them, but if there are, I’ll post. As the title says, this is the last day of the conference. I’ll post a wrap-up later today to recap anything you may have missed.
Here are some highlights from the Seatrade Ricer Cruise Panel in Hamburg: Central Europe saw an increase of 51%. 228 total vessels, with a dozen more on the books. Russia’s fleet decreased to 150 from 160. They also noted that the ”current tonnage is aging”. I think the recent vessel sinking is a prime example [...]
So far nothing new breaking here. I’ll let you know when something does.
TUI Cruises chief executive Richard Vogel, in center signs, the deal In what surprised this journalist, TUI decided that a newbuild was in store for the growing German market. Most likely this was done as a way for parent company Royal Caribbean ltd. to compete with rival German line AIDA (owned by Carnival Corp.) During [...]
Pierfranceso Vago said the two additional vessels would be a prototype design broader in the beam than those currently in the fleet and with passenger capacity up to 20% higher than the company’s largest, Fantasia-class vessels. and this is on top of the former Libyan ship. Still no new news on that front.
Taking Place in Hamburg, Germany from September 27-29, the Seatrade Europe conference brings together high level executives from cruise lines, vendors, and shipyard officials. What to expect: Perhaps we will see if anything will come out of the Mysterious TUI newbuild Perhaps we will see someone *cough* MSC *cough* purchase the partially constructed Libyan ship [...]