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Cruise Ports Annual
CRUISE MARKET WATCH
Slated to open in late 2017, now expected by winter, the • Princess Cays, Bahamas - Princess Cruises.
Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve is a private island exclusive- • Coco Cay, Bahamas - Royal Caribbean.
ly for MSC Cruises guests. Located in the Bahamas, Ocean • Labadee, Hispaniola - Royal Caribbean.
Cay will offer 40 acres of beaches, split into six unique areas, • Ocean Cay – MSC Cruises each with its own distinctive atmosphere. MSC Seaside, MSC
Meraviglia, MSC Divina and MSC Armonia will all call at the u , pgrades aCquisiTions and new Builds island where the ships will berth at a specially built pier. On July of 2018 the ultra-luxury and expedition cruise leader Silversea Cruises joined Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd g C drand ariBBean esTinaTions (RCL’s) portfolio of top brands and announced Project Invic-
Cruising the Caribbean is booming. Destinations including tus, “to further enhance product and ships.”
Grand Cayman, Haiti, Honduras and the Dominican Republic Regulators green-lighted Royal Caribbean’s purchased of have built or are planning new docking facilities. Antigua and a 66.7% equity stake in Silversea Cruises, based on an enter-
Barbados are among those expanding their ports to accommo- prise value of approximately $2 billion. Manfredi Lefebvre date still-larger cruise ships. Following a recent port expan- d’Ovidio will remain Executive Chairman of Silversea and sion, St. Kitts is expecting almost 1 million cruise visitors for retain a 33.3 percent stake. According to RCL, “The invest- the upcoming season. ment unites two leading players in the cruise industry and
In addition to the unnamed island to be purchased by Virgin flls out RCL’s portfolio of cruise brands across all key mar-
Cruises, the following Cruise Lines have Private Islands for ket segments.” their guests: “We are proud to offcially welcome Silversea’s industry- • Castaway Cay, Bahamas - Disney Cruise Line. leading team to the RCL family,” said Richard D. Fain, Chair- • Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - Holland America Line. man and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “This is a dy- • Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas - Norwegian Cruise Line. namite combination and we can’t wait to work with Manfredi,
CREDIT: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines 44 Maritime Logistics Professional January/February 2019 | |