Articles tagged “carnival”

Havana Is Tripling the Size of Its Cruise Terminal as Demand Soars

Havana Is Tripling the Size of Its Cruise Terminal as Demand Soars

Christopher Jasper , Bloomberg

Cruise lines say interest is still high for Cuba, especially because so many U.S. travelers have been forced to stay away for decades. But visits have been limited for capacity reasons. With more room for ships, will the destination become a Caribbean cruise staple — and will the island's infrastructure be able to handle the crowds?

22 hours ago

How Cruise Lines Innovate When They Keep Building the Same Type of Ship

How Cruise Lines Innovate When They Keep Building the Same Type of Ship

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines are constantly trying to come out with more impressive bells and whistles, even when the type of ship has been around for years. Consumers appear to be responding, so don't expect the game to change.

2 weeks ago

Cuba Is Attracting More Cruise Visits as Traditional Travel Gets Complicated

Cuba Is Attracting More Cruise Visits as Traditional Travel Gets Complicated

Hannah Sampson, Skift

While Americans lost some of the ability to explore Cuba on their own due to restrictions put in place by the Trump administration, cruise ships are offering organized trips approved by the U.S. government. That seems to be working out well for operators, who are eager to increase their presence in the destination.

1 month ago

3 Big Challenges Cruise Lines Still Have to Overcome in China

3 Big Challenges Cruise Lines Still Have to Overcome in China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

China has been full of ups and downs as the cruise industry has grown its presence in the market. Identifying the cause of the downs — and taking steps to manage the factors that can be controlled — should help operators find stability.

2 months ago

Cruise CEOs Want to Ease Overtourism Without Taking Blame

Cruise CEOs Want to Ease Overtourism Without Taking Blame

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As much as cruise lines don't want to take responsibility for contributing to overtourism, there's no denying that they flood destinations with thousands of visitors in a short time. The fact that they are discussing ways to do that more thoughtfully is a good step.

3 months ago

New Cruise Ships Built to Dazzle Newcomers

New Cruise Ships Built to Dazzle Newcomers

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Most of the world's largest cruise lines have new tonnage to show off this year. To fill those ships, the industry needs to convince land-loving travelers to consider the sea instead.

4 months ago

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Laws have been changed to supposedly eliminate gender bias but the problem at senior levels still persists. Companies first need to admit they have a problem, then they can do something about it. Perhaps there should be greater consideration of quotas.

4 months ago

Carnival Draws on Shaq’s Star Power for New Fun-Centric Brand Campaign

Carnival Draws on Shaq’s Star Power for New Fun-Centric Brand Campaign

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival's high-profile new spokesman should earn the brand some fresh interest, but will it be enough to bring new cruisers on board?

4 months ago

Carnival Expects Solid 2018 After Waiting Out Hurricane Slump

Carnival Expects Solid 2018 After Waiting Out Hurricane Slump

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corp. had a good quarter despite the fact that it included two monster hurricanes in key markets. That should bode well for other players in the cruise industry.

5 months ago

Cruise Lines Rethink Retail Shopping for Age of Experiences

Cruise Lines Rethink Retail Shopping for Age of Experiences

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As travelers crave more meaningful experiences during their vacations, where does that leave cruise ship shopping? Cruise operators are trying to figure that out and deliver the kind of retail that passengers will respond to.

6 months ago

Carnival Corp. Is Delaying the Full Launch of Its New Wearable Tech

Carnival Corp. Is Delaying the Full Launch of Its New Wearable Tech

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The last thing Carnival Corp. wants is for its much-hyped new technology to be a flop with guests. So a phased rollout it is — though we wonder why that wasn't the plan from the beginning.

7 months ago

Cruise Execs Are Talking Up the Caribbean as Key Ports Recover

Cruise Execs Are Talking Up the Caribbean as Key Ports Recover

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise passengers are still taking the trips they had planned for this time of year in the Caribbean, despite recent storms. As operators seek to reassure travelers that the region is open for business, it's still unclear how demand for cruises next hurricane season will hold up.

7 months ago