Friday, April 25, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for April 25, 2014

* China, the Caribbean and the Internet
Last week, Royal Caribbean surprised the industry by announcing that after one winter season sailing from the Northeast United States to the Caribbean, the company would move Quantum of the Seas to China. A lot of American cruisers were nonplused and had a hard time understanding the move. The subject of China was a major topic in Royal Caribbean’s conference call to discuss their first quarter earnings with financial analysts yesterday. The comments shed a lot more light on Royal Caribbean’s view of China, so it’s easy to understand why Quantum won’t be here and why more ships will probably follow it to China.
   There was also some interesting discussion about the Caribbean market, which should give consumers an idea of what to expect in that popular market, and there was also an interesting insight into why the company wants to upgrade the internet on their ships.

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