Articles tagged “carnival”

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.

2 weeks 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?

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 months ago

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?

5 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

7 months ago