Carnival, Royal Caribbean Sign Saint Lucia Deal

first_imgCarnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises have agreed to form a joint venture in order to manage the existing cruise pier and terminal facilities in Saint Lucia, and to design, construct and operate a new cruise port on the island.Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed with the government of Saint Lucia, the parties would establish a long-term concession agreement to formalize the terms and responsibilities for the joint venture to manage and operate the current cruise pier and terminal facilities at the Port of Castries.Additionally, the joint venture would design, finance, construct and operate a new cruise port in Vieux Fort on the southern part of the island that will be able to accommodate the latest and most innovative ships in the cruise industry, the companies said.has called the signing of the MOU “historic” and “a major step towards enhancing Saint Lucia’s tourism product.”“The cruise market is the fastest growing sector of tourism and in the next decade cruising in the Caribbean region is anticipated to increase by 40%,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean.Together, the cruise line brands of Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. currently account for 75% of all cruise ship deployment to Saint Lucia. Under the new agreement, the joint venture would optimize the experience for guests visiting Saint Lucia while developing additional cruise infrastructure to support the industry’s latest ships and promote the growth of cruise tourism on the island.last_img read more

RBC Canadian Open: Rory McIlroy cruises to win after shooting phenomenal 9-under 61

first_imgAdam Hadwin wins the 2019 Rivermead Trophy, and secures the honor with the lowest score from a Canadian.— GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) June 9, 2019Among notable golfers, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas tied for 20th at 7 under.The PGA Tour season will continue with the U.S. Open, which is set to begin Thursday, June 13 at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Del Monte Forest, California. Rory McIlroy had a round to remember Sunday.The 30-year-old golfer came away with a victory at the RBC Canadian Open after shooting a phenomenal 9-under 61 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. He was 22 under overall for the tournament. Shane Lowry and Webb Simpson finished tied for second at 15 under, seven strokes behind McIlroy.“It was just awesome,” McIlroy told CBS after his win. “I said from the start I wanted to be aggressive. I played with so much freedom yesterday, I just wanted to keep that going today. Tied for the lead, going out and playing with that freedom, it gives me so much confidence.”McIlroy birdied five of his first seven holes and followed with four straight birdies from 11 to 14.Rory McIlroy is off to a hot start in the final round of the @RBCCanadianOpen.Watch him try to pick up the win on CBS starting at 3PM— GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) June 9, 2019He bogeyed the 16th hole before he concluded his round with an eagle and another bogey.Four straight birdies. Nine-under through 14. Rory McIlroy is on FIRE.Head to CBS to check out his incredible final round at the— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 9, 2019“Obviously, this is a huge tournament to win, I’m very proud of myself,” McIlroy said. “Going forward this season, to play the way I did in a final round like this, I’m going take a lot from this.”                                                                                                 Matt Kuchar, who entered the day tied for the lead with McIlroy and Simpson, was even in the final round and tied for fourth with Brandt Snedeker at 13 under.Canadian Adam Hadwin placed sixth at 12 under.last_img read more