Monday, May 10, 2010

Mariner of the Seas to Sail from Brazil

* Cruise Like a Brazilian

Brazil is one of the fastest growing source markets for cruising. Most lines which base ships there to tap the market report that demand easily exceeds the number of berths they can commit there each year. A couple of weeks ago when Royal Caribbean said Mariner of the Seas would be leaving Los Angeles and would be positioned in Europe for the summer of 2011, they said it would have a short Brazilian season along the way, but didn't elaborate.

Today, they filled in that hole, and detailed the program which will help close the gap - at least for a few weeks - between demand and supply in the Brazilian cruise market. Including the series of sailings in the ship's schedule also indicates how important Royal Caribbean sees this international source market.

The complete article appeared in the May 19, 2010, edition of Cruise News Daily.