UK Distribution: Costa Direct & An Independent Cunard – MSC Doubles Its Cuba Fleet – Diamond Cruise Acquires Former Explorer

The Cruise Examiner for 28th December 2015

Cunard Line 2015

   Will Cunard Line get more independence? – Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria

Two different parts of Carnival Corp & plc are taking totally opposite actions in the UK market this month. While Costa Cruises announced that it will be cutting travel agents out of its UK marketing efforts in February, Cunard Line is about to be given a degree of independence from its big sister P&O Cruises in order that it can improve its relations with travel agents. Elsewhere, MSC Cruises has announced a doubling of its Havana-based fleet in 2016 while Diamond Cruise is set to introduce a former Celestyal ship on cruises out of Shanghai.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                                 (See previous columns)

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2 Responses to UK Distribution: Costa Direct & An Independent Cunard – MSC Doubles Its Cuba Fleet – Diamond Cruise Acquires Former Explorer

  1. Impossible to add 2 decks to the former Explorer without creating substantial stability issues. These two sister vessels already were in several incident where stability was an issue…

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