Articles tagged “carnival”

Carnival Expands Internet of Things to More Ships

Carnival Expands Internet of Things to More Ships

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Carnival has been talking about the Ocean Medallion for a while now. Expect the technology to be deployed on more ships soon, with new improvements to guest experience in the process.

3 weeks ago

Cruising’s Pollution Problem Won’t Be Solved Any Time Soon

Cruising’s Pollution Problem Won’t Be Solved Any Time Soon

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cruise ships are giant floating hotels with shopping malls and casinos inside. The industry has made progress on sustainability, but much more needs to be done as consumer habits shift toward more sustainable vacation options.

4 weeks ago

Carnival’s Profit Plummets After Trump Cuba Ban

Carnival’s Profit Plummets After Trump Cuba Ban

Rosie Spinks, Skift

After a whopping 20 percent drop in second quarter earnings, Carnival is facing the realization that while itineraries to Cuba might have warranted higher-priced tickets, the political volatility of the Trump administration means they were not a safe bet.

4 weeks ago

Travelers Are Becoming More Environmentally Aware. Has the Cruise Industry Noticed?

Travelers Are Becoming More Environmentally Aware. Has the Cruise Industry Noticed?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry has historically benefitted from a consumer base that is broadly forgiving of its environmental missteps. But times are changing.

1 month ago

Skift Tech Forum: Carnival Builds a Connected Cruise Experience

Skift Tech Forum: Carnival Builds a Connected Cruise Experience

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cruising has lagged behind other sectors of travel when it comes to digitization and personalization. A new wave of technology, though, is creating a more seamless experience for cruisers around the world.

1 month ago

Cruise Insiders (and Outsiders) Highlight Challenges the Industry Must Address

Cruise Insiders (and Outsiders) Highlight Challenges the Industry Must Address

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It was refreshing to hear some honest talk about parts of the cruise industry where there is room for improvement. More, please.

3 months ago

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise industry is having a good run. But why not talk frankly about challenges and address them with meaningful solutions?

3 months ago

Carnival’s Europe Business Is Running Into Brexit Uncertainty

Carnival’s Europe Business Is Running Into Brexit Uncertainty

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Carnival Corp.’s global reach can be a double-edged sword: The company isn’t dependent on just one market to fill its ships, but it’s also exposed to instability in wide swaths of the world.

4 months ago

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.

5 months 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.

6 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.

7 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?

9 months ago