Royal Caribbean CEO Steps Down
Royal Caribbean Group CEO Richard Fain has announced he’s stepping down in January.
The company’s current Chief Financial Officer, Jason Liberty, is stepping up to take his place.
In a quote, Fain said that with cruising on its way to a full return, the time is right. “This is the appropriate time to step aside and have Jason take over. He is a highly versatile and strategic leader who has been integral to all aspects of the company’s accomplishments and performance.”
Fain became chairman and CEO of the company in 1988.
Two More Carnival Ships Receive New Livery
Two more Carnival ships are now receiving the line’s new red, white, and blue livery. Carnival Sunshine and Spirit are currently being repainted with the new color scheme in dry dock.
The navy blue hull with red strip was first introduced in renderings of Carnival’s newest ship, Mardi Gras in 2018. Now, 11 of the line’s vessels sport the new look.
Cruise Market Adds 11 Percent Capacity
Cruise capacity is slowly starting to come back. Website Cruise Industry News is reporting that the cruise market added 11 percent more capacity in November.
Breaking down the numbers, that means that 390,000 berths are back in service across 230 cruise ships. That’s up from 206 cruise vessels in October.
The top three brands by capacity this month are Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and MSC Cruises.