How Cruise Sales Differ Across the Atlantic – Other Cruise News: P&O Celebrates 175 Years – Queen Elizabeth 2 to Become 300-Room Hotel in Dubai
09/07/2012 Leave a comment
THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com
by Kevin Griffin
The Cruise Examiner for 9th July 2012
This week we look at cruise selling practices on the two sides of the Atlantic and how they differ, with attempts by cruise lines to stop cross-border sales and differing approaches to commission rebating on each side of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, last Tuesday, the whole of P&O Cruises’ UK-based fleet of seven ships called in the port of Southampton. Reviewed by Princess Anne on board THV Patricia, all seven sailed out again in single file with some 15,000 passengers on board. P&O Cruises Australia and DP World in Dubai, now owners of P&O Ferries, also share in this 175th Anniversary. And finally comes word, also from Dubai, that the Queen Elizabeth 2 is to be opened in eighteen months as a 300-room luxury hotel at Port Rashid.
THIS WEEK’S STORY (See previous columns)