Articles tagged “carnival corp.”

The Most Tourism-Dependent Region in the World Braces for Prolonged Coronavirus Recovery

The Most Tourism-Dependent Region in the World Braces for Prolonged Coronavirus Recovery

Kate Chappell and Marc Frank, Reuters

Tourism industries in cash-strapped Caribbean countries will need an economic lift from the international community to get to the other side of the coronavirus downturn in travel.

3 months ago

This Costa Ship on an Around-the-World Sail Is Supposedly a Virus-Free Bubble

This Costa Ship on an Around-the-World Sail Is Supposedly a Virus-Free Bubble

Joseph Wilson, Frances D'Emilio and Angela Charlton, Associated Press

The Costa Deliziosa started on an around-the-world-cruise pre-pandemic — as far as we know — and has been on the seas without a port call for more than a month. It would be shocking if it turns out that no one on board truly was infected. With Barcelona as its destination, passengers may be heading for quarantine regardless.

3 months ago

Carnival Sells 8 Percent Stake to Saudis After Dire Financial Warning

Carnival Sells 8 Percent Stake to Saudis After Dire Financial Warning

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Carnival is facing two unprecedented crises: Lost revenue from the complete cessation of its cruising operations and an optics nightmare that puts the future of cruising's popularity in genuine doubt.

3 months ago

Will Any Cruise Lines Have Ships at Sea by Monday?

Will Any Cruise Lines Have Ships at Sea by Monday?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry has had a spectacularly rotten week. Facing criticism from all sides, it looks increasingly unlikely that many lines will still be sailing as scheduled on Monday.

4 months ago

Princess Cruises Suspends Operations for 60 Days Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Princess Cruises Suspends Operations for 60 Days Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Rosie Spinks, Skift

In some ways, this has felt inevitable. The cruise line at the center of the coronavirus crisis is temporarily ceasing operations. The question is whether this decision will be the first domino to fall.

4 months ago

Nothing Could Stop the Cruise Industry — Then Came Coronavirus

Nothing Could Stop the Cruise Industry — Then Came Coronavirus

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry has weathered a lot of bad news unscathed. But the coronavirus crisis seems different. This could be a seminal moment for the industry — and not in a good way.

4 months ago

Grassroots Opposition to Cruises in the Caymans Looms as Larger Warning for Industry

Grassroots Opposition to Cruises in the Caymans Looms as Larger Warning for Industry

Rosie Spinks, Skift

A judge ruling on a citizen-led referendum in the Cayman Islands has, for now, sided with cruise opposition. While the battle is localized, it could point to wider industry implications for the cruise industry.

5 months ago

Carnival Corp. Downgrades Earnings Guidance as Diamond Princess Remains Quarantined

Carnival Corp. Downgrades Earnings Guidance as Diamond Princess Remains Quarantined

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry's operations in Asia are being battered by coronavirus, with Carnival Corp. in a particularly tough spot.

5 months ago

Carnival Corp. Is Halfway Through Its Environmental Probation With Much Work to Do

Carnival Corp. Is Halfway Through Its Environmental Probation With Much Work to Do

Curt Anderson, Associated Press

The top executives from the world's largest cruise company reported on their environmental progress in front of a unimpressed federal judge yet again this week. Changing the culture of a huge company takes time, but the optics of Carnival's slow progress are not good.

6 months ago

Carnival Corp. Closes Out a Tough Year as It Works to Burnish Its Green Image

Carnival Corp. Closes Out a Tough Year as It Works to Burnish Its Green Image

Rosie Spinks, Skift

This year was a tough one for the world's largest cruise company, and Carnival executives will likely be happy to see it end. But in 2020 many of the same challenges remain, particularly in regards to sustainability.

7 months ago

Federal Judge Warns Carnival on Ocean Pollution: Promise Less, Act More

Federal Judge Warns Carnival on Ocean Pollution: Promise Less, Act More

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Carnival Corp. may now make a point of trumpeting its sustainability efforts, but it's worth remembering that it's on environmental probation for a reason.

9 months ago

Bahamas Tourism Leaders Urge Travelers to Visit Islands Bypassed by Dorian

Bahamas Tourism Leaders Urge Travelers to Visit Islands Bypassed by Dorian

Adriana Gomez Licon and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

Not as many people as the Caribbean nation would like are privy to the fact that a large portion of the Bahamas was unaffected by Hurricane Dorian. The onus is now on the tourism-dependent country to change that.

10 months ago