Azamara Club Cruises announces expansion of the fleet
World of Cruising
Azamara Club Cruises, the upmarket cruise line subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a sister ship to Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, with delivery taking place in March 2018.
“We are pleased to expand our portfolio by 50%, allowing us to visit even more regions of the world through the acquisition of this sister ship,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises®. “Our loyal guests and travel partners have asked for this expansion for a long time; we are very pleased to deliver this to them.”
Carnival Corp.: Most Caribbean ports are open for business
Less than 10% of ports in the broader Caribbean have been shut down by hurricanes, leaving a large selection for itinerary planners to work with, Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald said during the company’s Q3 earnings call on Tuesday.
He gave a “ballpark estimate” of 7-9% of the ports in the Caribbean being severely impacted by the storms.
Preclearance talks push on for flights from Sweden, Dominican Republic
Two more countries have signed agreements to bring Preclearance to their airports, but negotiations continue as lawmakers raised questions Tuesday about how airports are chosen for the popular program.
Airports in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Stockholm have signed agreements to have Preclearance, said Todd Owen, executive assistant to the commissioner of field operations for Customs and Border Protection.
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