THE arrival of the “world’s first discovery yacht” has been highly anticipated, so when travelBulletin was invited to be on board one of the first sailings of Scenic Eclipse last month, it was an opportunity not to be missed! Delayed for over a year, expectations from the industry are high. Will Eclipse deliver all that is claimed?
AN end to Sydney’s capacity constraints may be near, with Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) Chairman and CEO Richard Fain telling travelBulletin “we are hopeful that we are getting very close to a solution”.
HARRY Sommer will take the reins as Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) new President and Chief Executive Officer from next year, replacing company stalwart Andrew Stuart who has been in the role since March 2015.
JOEL Katz, Managing Director CLIA Australasia
THE sixth annual Cruise Lines International Association Australasia Cruise360 conference in Sydney last month saw senior executives from several cruise lines fly across the globe to attend. International speakers included CLIA Global Chairman, Adam Goldstein of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, along with Uniworld President and CEO Ellen Bettridge and Virgin Voyages President Tom McAlpin, who appeared with a stellar line up of local cruise chiefs for the one-day packed program.