Port St. Lucie, Florida (FL) is often considered on of the fastest growing cities in the southern region of the state. With a current population of between 165,000 and 170,000 people, the city is able to provide residents with the benefits of a growing environment. Unfortunately, the community will also have to deal with issues like drug abuse and addiction that often befall developing cities.
Copa Cruises - Welcome Aboard! Copa Cruises is a 40-year old company that offers dining and sightseeing cruises. What started with only one ship at Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is now a big business operating at multiple locations with 40 vessels. Copa operates scheduled tours at least twice daily during the peak travel/tourism seasons at each of its locations. The total number of scheduled tours varies based on the number of vessels available at each location. Copa also offers its ships exclusively for groups. In fact, a significant portion of Copa’s revenues come from group bookings. Typically, group customers book for corporate events, weddings, or private celebrations (e.g. family reunion). Copa customizes the table arrangement, the deck,
Carnival Cruise Lines is one of the most successful cruise lines in the world. They have taken an industry that once only catered to the elite and turned it into a possibility for people of varying economic means all over the world. In their quest to provide a service with mass appeal, Carnival has become the very definition of international business.
Ocean Carriers is evaluating a proposed lease for a ship over three years starting in 2003. Currently, Ocean Carriers does not have any ships that are available to meet this customer demand. This report will assist VP of Finance Mary Lynn to make a decision on whether or not to commission a new carrier and how long to hold on to this asset.
Arkansas Supreme Court agreed with Virgina Atkinson. The Arkansas Supreme Court stated a client enters into a contingent free contract with an attorney, that a client would be required to still have to pay the attorney if the attorney was later let go/fired. The Arkansas Supreme Court also acknowledge Joy Salmon entered and signed a contingent free contract.
The plaintiff Charles Barker, a mayor Tennessee; sued Joe Carr the Secretary of State of Tennessee. Baker complained that legislation had not redrawn districts since being under a 1901 statue; which is in violation of the Tennessee Constitution because reapportion is due every ten years. Baker alleged that TN legislators are depriving citizens of equal protection rights; which is in violation of the 14th amendment, Baker stated that this also caused underrepresentation in the General Assembly for those in urban areas. Baker argued that due to population change, votes in an urban districts held less value than those in suburban districts.
The Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc., was founded by Ted Arison in 1972. (Corporate Information) Ted ran the company until 1990 when he handed over the business to his son, Micky Arison. Micky became the CEO, and then became the Chairman. Carnival is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, carrying more passengers than any other cruise ship. The Carnival Corporation mission statement is; “Our mission is to take the world on vacation and deliver exceptional experiences through many of the world's best-known cruise brands that cater to a variety of different geographic regions and lifestyles, all at an outstanding value unrivaled on land or at sea.” (Carnival Corporation History)
This analysis was undertaken in an attempt to evaluate NonStop Yacht’s strategic direction in the Mega-Yacht industry due to the firm’s consistent inability to meet financial expectations. This case focused its efforts on answering. This poor financial performance has led the firm’s management to question whether or not a strategic alliance might be a beneficial alternative to their current business model. To address the firm’s current quandary, this case has answered the following central question: Should NSY strategically align with key industry players; or, would organic growth be a more beneficial option for generating the additional value needed to once again realign the company with both internal and external
Carnival is a leader in the cruise industry and it’s highly likely that the consumers would select this company; as it is also a branded company recognizable on the market it allow the process of word of mouth that lessen the power of the consumers from their self.
Question: What is the economic rationale of the venture? Prince Geographic location Located in Mediterranean region, attractive to Jersey because of manageable source of goods Preferential investment policies in Tunisia: Unrestricted remittance of dividends Capital repatriation in case of liquidation Modified regulation to avoid double taxation of dividends Jersey Headquartered in UK, access to the European market for garments Jersey had multi-national manufacturing and sourcing experiences, great opportunity for Prince to lower its business risk through diversification Jersey can provide: state-of-the art fabric technology recognized design competence well established brand
Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest cruise company in North America and carries more than 60,000 passengers a week. The Carnival experience is the standard against what past cruisers judge their later cruise experiences. Carnival has captured the "fun" psychographic and has a strong reputation for an enjoyable, relaxed cruise. Furthermore, Carnival has a strong market expansion strategy for selling the mass-market cruise category and first-time cruisers. They have a clear vision and knowledge about the industry and a commitment to their brand essence, which is fun. Also, as an extension to their branding of the "fun" ships they are the low-price leaders. Because of their strong brand image they are able to achieve double-digit growth in
The problem for Celebrity Cruises was clear in they needed to define a clear positioning for its customers and figure out a way to keep the demand strong maintain market share and focus on specific customers in their target market. This meant Celebrity cruises had problems with their strategies and less importantly their operations. Celebrity needed to figure out a way to retain customs with different expectations within their target market whether or not they were initial cruisers, seasonal cruisers or frequent cruisers.
In 1972, Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) was found by entrepreneur Ted Arison. Mr. Arison’s vision involved making cruising, a vacation experience once reserved for the rich, available to the all individuals. Carinal Cruise Lines achieved the ability to carry more passengers than any other cruise line, which lead to Carnival becoming the largest cruise line in the world. By 1987, Carnival Cruise Lines earned the distinction, “The Most Popular Cruise Line in the World.”