July 27, 2007 - Carnival Cruise Lines and Port of New Orleans agree to contract extension
Carnival Cruise Lines and the Port of New Orleans have reached a new two-year contract retroactive to October 2006, which could keep the world’s largest cruise line sailing regularly from New Orleans through 2010. Under the terms of the contract, the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy, which replaced the Carnival Sensation in October of 2006, will make a minimum of 70 calls per year to the Port of New Orleans’ new Erato Street Cruise Terminal. The cruise ship sails four- and five-day cruises to the Western Caribbean year-round, with Port calls in Cozumel and Costa Maya.
July 24, 2007 - Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines anchors in Asia
Royal Caribbean Cruises has opened an Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. The regional headquarters, located in Singapore’s central business district, will support the marketing efforts in the Asia-Pacific region for three of the company’s cruise brands -- Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises. Royal Caribbean International’s Rhapsody of the Seas will be ‘homeported’ in Singapore at the end of this year. The number of cruise guests sailing in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow by more than 40 per cent by 2010.