Articles tagged “carnival”

Carnival Boosts Star Power Strategy With Emeril Restaurant

Carnival Boosts Star Power Strategy With Emeril Restaurant

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Cruise Line is launching its biggest ship next year, so it makes sense the operator is looking to raise the bar with a well-known name in dining. It's an approach the line has embraced in recent years.

3 weeks ago

ASTA Is Giving the Entire Travel Industry Advice on an Important Rebrand

ASTA Is Giving the Entire Travel Industry Advice on an Important Rebrand

Isaac Carey, Skift

The letter ASTA sent was over-ambitious and a little dramatic, but ultimately a smart move and way overdue.

2 months ago

Why Royal Caribbean Is Thinking Beyond Ship Size

Why Royal Caribbean Is Thinking Beyond Ship Size

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

When a cruise line can fit more than 6,000 passengers on a single ship, it needs to know how to keep them happy. Royal Caribbean International has been building the world's largest vessels for several years; this story looks at how the company is innovating beyond just going big.

3 months ago

Carnival Will Launch Its Next Phase of China Growth in 2019

Carnival Will Launch Its Next Phase of China Growth in 2019

Hannah Sampson, Skift

While some cruise lines are pulling back on their presence in China, Carnival Corp. is moving forward with its long-planned joint venture with local partners. Will domestic travelers flock to a homegrown brand?

5 months ago

Carnival’s Brewmaster Is Trying to Bring Craft Beer Culture to Cruising

Carnival’s Brewmaster Is Trying to Bring Craft Beer Culture to Cruising

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Cruise Line wants to deliver good beer and fun experiences to its passengers. That's where the brewmaster comes in.

6 months ago

Caribbean Drag Persists But Carnival Still Reports Record Earnings

Caribbean Drag Persists But Carnival Still Reports Record Earnings

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Wall Street wasn't fond of what Carnival revealed about 2019 booking trends. Was the share price slump an overreaction?

6 months ago

Cruise Lines Avoid Risk by Steering Ships Away From Florence’s Path

Cruise Lines Avoid Risk by Steering Ships Away From Florence’s Path

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Cruise lines will hear from angry customers aboard ships being diverted away from the hurricane. But making smart safety decisions is never bad business.

6 months ago

Carnival Is Blanketing the U.S. With Its Newest, Biggest Ships

Carnival Is Blanketing the U.S. With Its Newest, Biggest Ships

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As cruise lines roll out new ships, they're showing them off to more markets. Carnival's approach — spreading its newest capacity around to several different ports — gives it the opportunity to reach a wide swath of the U.S.

7 months ago

Billionaire Cruise Line Owners Are Expanding the Industry

Billionaire Cruise Line Owners Are Expanding the Industry

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

Publicly traded cruise operators are the biggest players in the industry, but super-wealthy owners are finding ways to disrupt the status quo.

8 months ago

Seabourn Is Building Expedition Ships as Demand for Luxury Adventure Grows

Seabourn Is Building Expedition Ships as Demand for Luxury Adventure Grows

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Now that Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corp. have made serious moves in the expedition space, is it still a "niche" sector of the cruise industry? We expect to see more activity in the coming years from players big and small.

9 months ago

Old Cruise Ships Get New Life as Costs Soar for New Builds

Old Cruise Ships Get New Life as Costs Soar for New Builds

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

Shiny new megaships get a lot of attention, but cruise lines aren't forgetting about the rest of their fleet. Older ships can be just the ticket for emerging markets, quick weekend trips, and ports that can't handle giant vessels.

10 months ago

Havana’s Big Cruise Ambitions Could Be Too Much Too Fast

Havana’s Big Cruise Ambitions Could Be Too Much Too Fast

Hannah Sampson, Skift

No one doubts that Cuba will continue to grow as a cruise destination. The question is how that growth will be managed — and whether the island can cope with the influx of additional daily visitors.

10 months ago