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Articles tagged “carnival corp.”

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Carnival Lowers Full-Year Forecast as Hurricane Season Looms

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.

Carnival Lowers Full-Year Forecast as Hurricane Season Looms

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

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.

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

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Tiny Cruise Lines Azamara and Cunard Are Finally Growing

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

Tiny Cruise Lines Azamara and Cunard Are Finally Growing

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Costa Cruises Takes a Cue From Airlines With New Branded Fares

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

Costa Cruises Takes a Cue From Airlines With New Branded Fares

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Carnival Is Upping Its Ad Spending to Drive More Cruise Bookings

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.

Carnival Is Upping Its Ad Spending to Drive More Cruise Bookings

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Carnival Expects a Strong Year Despite Tensions in Asia

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.

Carnival Expects a Strong Year Despite Tensions in Asia

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China-Based Cruise Ships Are Skipping South Korea Amid Tensions

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.

China-Based Cruise Ships Are Skipping South Korea Amid Tensions

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Travel Megatrends 2017: Cruise Lines Play the Long Game

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.

Travel Megatrends 2017: Cruise Lines Play the Long Game

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Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

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.

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

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

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.

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