New Cruise Line Chief

Tom McAlpin, the No. 2 executive at Celebration-based Disney Cruise Line, has been promoted to president of the Walt Disney Co venture. McAlpin reports directly to Al Weiss, president of the Walt Disney World Resort. (OBJ)

The Disney Cruise line has been one of the real successes for the company. No body can deliver the same product that Disney does and cruises still sell out all the time. It’s unclear whether a third or fourth ship could be supported, but a west coast experiment this summer aims to find out. If you want to book those western cruises you’d better get going. I hear they’re selling out fast. I recommend the excellent Castaway Club for more info.