The queen is likely to have a special affection for the new ship’s name. Britannia was also the name of the royal yacht, which saw service from 1954-1997.
Caesars Entertainment officials have said the High Roller — its towering Las Vegas Strip attraction that stands 550 feet tall — was just shy of 5,000 daily riders in the past three months, up 10 percent compared to the prior quarter.
The plane, operated by U.S. Airways, was taxiing to the gate at Denver International Airport when smoke was reported in the aircraft just before noon, airport spokeswoman Mindy Crane said. The captain ordered that the chutes be activated, and 158 passengers slid down to safety from Flight 445 before being taken by bus to the concourse, she said.
“We walk into everything with ‘what would Elvis want,” said Joel Weinshanker, managing partner of the company that has owned a majority of Elvis Presley Enterprises since November 2013. “Absolutely positively, he would want to be back in Vegas.”
“A city of the future has to be built on the past, and it has to be built on a past that is preserved,” said James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, which oversees The Getty Conservation Institute, which began the study in 2000.
“They are in an expansion mode and this is the logical place for them to expand,” said Mike Driscoll, editor of the industry newsletter Cruise Week.
The winter in Ithaca, New York, has been so rough that all Noah Zheutlin can do is joke about it. “Snow almost every day and temperatures low enough to freeze an egg on the sidewalk,” said the Ithaca College student. “I have more degrees than the weather and I haven’t even graduated yet!”
“Pasa, mi amor,” the agent said with a smile, directing me to the exit. “Go right on through, my love.”
“It’s been wildly bipartisan,” Denham said of his proposal. “Members that have pets have a particular interest, but certainly we’ve picked up more and more support across the country.”