* This Norwegian President Isn’t from Norway EitherI didn’t see any exit poll results, but there must have been an election last Tuesday, because Norwegian Cruise Line has a new president today. Drew Madsen will replace Kevin Sheehan as President and Chief Operating Officer of the brand.
Sheehan will continue in his role of President and COO of parent company NCL Holdings. With the acquisition of the Oceania and Regent Seven Seas brands, the management change is seen as an eventual move toward having different management at each of the brands and the parent company.
* If They Order Six Ships Will They Get Eggroll?Carnival Corporation announced this evening the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) to explore the possibility of expanding the cruise industry in China by way of a joint venture to build cruise ships in China.
The two companies will explore the possibility of a partnership to build cruise ships that would be used in the Chinese market, and it could expand into a three-way partnership to include Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.
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