Celebrity Initiates Jacksonville Sailings

Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Celebrity Cruises will present the industry's first cruises from Jacksonville, Fla., to the Southern and Western Caribbean beginning this Fall, from the Jacksonville Port Authority's (JAXPORT's) Dames Point Marine Terminal. "We are thrilled to launch the industry's first sailings from Jacksonville," said Celebrity's Senior Vice President of Fleet Operations, Dietmar Wertanzl. "The city is strategically located for capturing new business; the southeastern United States offers a growing population base from which to attract our guests, and Jacksonville has the highway and port connectivity to appeal to an expanding number of travelers interested in drive-market options." JAXPORT officials report that they have worked to attract cruise ships to Jacksonville for years; their most recent effort began in 1999, co-sponsoring a cruise study with the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission (JEDC). The study revealed that Jacksonville had grown in the last 20 years to become a city with the basic criteria needed to attract cruise vessels, including good port facilities, population base, highway connections and airport capability. Following its six-month series of cruises from Jacksonville, Celebrity will assess the potential to base a ship there permanently in 2004. Celebrity's Zenith currently is sailing in South America, and will reprise its long-running series of seven-night cruises from New York to Bermuda this Spring and Summer before launching the new Caribbean cruises.
Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Mitsubishi Exits Cruise Business; Books $357m Loss

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced its decision to book an extraordinary loss from its cruise ship business in the company's consolidated financial

Partnerships Key to Caribbean Maritime Security

Planning and execution of port and maritime safety and security in Caribbean region is all about partnerships Maritime security and safety experts are meeting in Nassau,

Eurodam Tops in USPH Inspections

Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam achieved a perfect score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health (USPH) inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Environmental

MARAD: Putting Alternative Power for Ships to the Test

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is testing state-of-the-art, environmentally efficient technology onboard the Training Ship (TS) Kennedy. The National Defense

DNV GL Approvals for SAACKE Scrubbers

Classification increases planning certainty for exhaust gas scrubber operators.   The classification society DNV GL has certified the SAACKE exhaust gas scrubber

Ship Emissions: Chevron Lube Gains Key Approval

A new Chevron Marine Lubricants 100 BN cylinder oil, which is designed to offer ship owners the ability to achieve the latest emissions legislation, has received full sign off from a key engine maker.

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0978 sec (10 req/sec)