Articles tagged “carnival corp.”

Carnival’s Lackluster Outlook Raises Concerns for 2019

Carnival’s Lackluster Outlook Raises Concerns for 2019

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corp. had a rough day on Wall Street after its forecast for 2019 disappointed. Executives at the world's largest cruise company are hoping to far surpass the low expectations they laid out Thursday.

3 months ago

Carnival Lowers Full-Year Forecast as Hurricane Season Looms

Carnival Lowers Full-Year Forecast as Hurricane Season Looms

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival's shares took a beating Monday after the company lowered its forecast for the full year. Executives pointed out the reason was a hit from fuel and currency, not a lack of demand. That said, they (and the rest of the travel industry) could really use a quiet hurricane season this year.

9 months ago

Carnival Sees a ‘Hurricane Hangover’ in Parts of the Caribbean

Carnival Sees a ‘Hurricane Hangover’ in Parts of the Caribbean

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travelers held off on booking cruises to the Caribbean in the aftermath of the 2017 hurricanes. One big question is how many of them will want to risk sailing during this year's hurricane season — and at what prices.

12 months ago

Tiny Cruise Lines Azamara and Cunard Are Finally Growing

Tiny Cruise Lines Azamara and Cunard Are Finally Growing

Hannah Sampson, Skift

One new ship for most cruise lines wouldn't make a world of difference, but for these niche brands, the expansion will be significant.

1 year ago

Costa Cruises Takes a Cue From Airlines With New Branded Fares

Costa Cruises Takes a Cue From Airlines With New Branded Fares

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruises have always been complicated to book, so we're curious if customers will appreciate Costa's new approach.

2 years ago

Carnival Is Upping Its Ad Spending to Drive More Cruise Bookings

Carnival Is Upping Its Ad Spending to Drive More Cruise Bookings

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corp. said its cruise lines have made a case for additional advertising and marketing dollars to generate more bookings — and the parent company is listening. Now we wait to find out how that money gets spent and what kind of results they will see.

2 years ago

Carnival Expects a Strong Year Despite Tensions in Asia

Carnival Expects a Strong Year Despite Tensions in Asia

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Carnival Corp. is seeing strong demand and a willingness to pay more in its key markets. That's good news for the company and the industry in general, but China will warrant close attention if the dispute with Korea is not resolved quickly.

2 years ago

China-Based Cruise Ships Are Skipping South Korea Amid Tensions

China-Based Cruise Ships Are Skipping South Korea Amid Tensions

Muyu Xu, Adam Jourdan, and Hyunjoo Jin, Reuters

South Korea is a popular destination for Chinese passengers, so cruise operators will have to deal will disappointment over canceled visits. But global cruise lines are accustomed to navigating troubled geopolitical waters.

2 years ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: Cruise Lines Play the Long Game

Travel Megatrends 2017: Cruise Lines Play the Long Game

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It takes patience and methodical planning to build a new market — and the cruise industry seems to be settling into China until that’s done, with whatever tweaks are necessary along the way.

2 years ago

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We think this will take some getting used to for cruise passengers and crew alike. But the widespread acceptance of Disney's MagicBand — at least in Florida parks — shows that vacationers can adapt and embrace new forms of technology, especially if it improves their trip.

2 years ago

Carnival Corp. CEO Says Cuba Is a ‘Longer Term Play’

Carnival Corp. CEO Says Cuba Is a ‘Longer Term Play’

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Cruise operators are counting on Cuba to stir up new interest in long-established Caribbean sailings. That could ultimately increase demand and prices for cruises that are typically budget-friendly. But as Carnival's CEO said, adding Cuba as a destination may not do much for the bottom line at first.

2 years ago

The 3 Largest Cruise Companies Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?

The 3 Largest Cruise Companies Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise ships in Cuba are adding capacity to keep up with a demand that hotels can't match. Right now, they're an essential part of the tourism development story.

2 years ago