Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has reported a “record” total revenue in its second quarter.

The company – which operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises – said it achieved a total revenue of $2.2 billion for the three months to June 30 this year, representing a 33% increase on the same period in 2019.

It cited “solid revenue performance, lower costs and favourable fuel prices” as reasons for the success, adding revenue per passenger cruise day was up by 15% compared to 2019 levels.

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Cumulative booked position for the remainder of 2023 is at “record levels”, the company reported, saying its advance ticket sales balance is at a record $3.5 billion, approximately $167 million higher than the previous quarter and 56% higher than the second quarter of 2019.

Capacity will increase by 19% this year compared to 2019 due to the delivery of three new ships, meaning total 2023 occupancy is expected to reach 103.5% of 2019 levels. The company outperformed that in the second quarter, reaching approximately 105% occupancy, which it said reflects the completion of its phased ramp up.

NCLH president and chief executive Harry Sommer (pictured) said: “The continued strength in the demand environment is evident not only in this quarter’s results, in which we generated a meaningful increase in pricing on 19% capacity growth compared to 2019, but also in our forward booked position which is within our optimal range and at higher pricing.

“As we look to the near future, we are focused on sustaining this momentum by capitalising on the robust demand environment, strategically enhancing our guest experience, rightsizing our cost base through our ongoing margin enhancement initiative, building excitement for the upcoming launches of Norwegian Viva and Regent’s Seven Seas Grandeur, and ultimately charting a path to reduce leverage and de-risk our balance sheet.”

Mark Kempa, executive vice-president and chief financial officer, said: “During the quarter, we achieved a second consecutive quarter of sequential operating cost improvement, demonstrating our commitment and relentless focus on improving efficiencies, reducing costs and restoring our margins in a strategic and data-driven manner while preserving the guest experience and superior service levels our brands are known for.”

Tokyo Transport Guide

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The rail network dominates the public transport in Greater Tokyo. There are several companies which operate the most extensive rail network in the world. The 13 metro lines cover central Tokyo, especially the area inside the Yamanote circle, around Ginza and east of the loop line. The busiest stations are Shinjuku Station, Ikebukuro Station and Shibuya Station.

JR East is the largest railway company in the world. It provides most of the railway traffic in Tokyo, as well as, to other destinations in Japan. There are several other companies that provide commuter train service to the nearby area. The Shinkansen (Bullet Train) is fast train service that connects the major cities in Japan. The travel time from Osaka/Kyoto to Tokyo is about three hours.

The bus network is not heavily used in the city centre. It's more convenient for places outside the central area. They are not as frequent as the trains, but they are a good alternative if you want to avoid the crowds.

Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) is the main one serving Greater Tokyo. It is located on the border between Narita and Shibayama, around 60 km from Tokyo. There are regular train, bus, taxi and private airport transfer services to Tokyo and the surrounding area.

Narita Airport is served by express and commuter trains. Narita Express is connected to Tokyo Station via the Narita and Sobu lines. The suburban JR rapid service train follows the same route to Tokyo Station with several intermediate stops which makes the travel time longer. Keisei provides train services to central Tokyo and the suburbs, as well.

Regular bus services run from Tokyo Narita Airport to the Tokyo City Air Terminal, major hotels and railway stations in the Greater Tokyo Area. Buses are generally slower than trains because of the traffic conditions. An overnight bus service to Kyoto and Osaka is available, as well.

The airport taxi service in Tokyo is fast and reliable. They charge by the meter and additional charges may apply for night rides.

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Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) is the second one that serves Greater Tokyo. It is located closer to the city centre, around 14 km. There are regular train and bus lines that run to Tokyo. The latest prices for a private airport taxi from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Tokyo city centre are on the link.

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