Royal Caribbean Cruises, Limited (RCCL), the world’s second largest cruise shipping group, is upbeat about the outlook for next year as booking trends are strong, load factors firmer and capacity will increase, the company said in a statement.
“The company is experiencing strong early booking trends for 2018. Booked load factors and APDs (available passenger days) are higher than same time last year while the booking window has continued to extend,” RCCL said.
“Management is excited by the 2018 introduction of Symphony of the Seas in Europe next spring and Celebrity Edge in Fort Lauderdale in December of 2018.
While still early in the booking cycle, the view for 2018 is encouraging and the company expects another year of solid yield and earnings growth,” RCCL said.