Royal Caribbean Acquires Silversea – Other Cruise News: New Expedition Ship For Quark – Havana Expansion
by Kevin Griffin
The big question before last week was who would eventually take over Silversea Cruises, and the shoe has finally dropped. After some experimental financing through Chinese interests on recent years, Royal Cariibean Cruises has finally walked away with a two-thirds share of Silversea for about $1 billion. Elsewhere, Quark Expeditions has ordered a new 13,000-ton 200-berth expedition ship, and Turkish port operator Global Ports Holding has signed a 15-year contract to manage the cruise port in Havana.