Articles tagged “carnival”

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.

4 weeks 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

Carnival Is Creating New Ways to Get People to Consider Taking a Cruise

Carnival Is Creating New Ways to Get People to Consider Taking a Cruise

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corp. is eager to communicate directly with consumers, and continues to invest in new ways to do so. It will be interesting to see if potential cruise passengers respond to these new methods of engagement.

3 months ago

Cruise Passengers Are Booking Earlier Than Ever. Is That a Good Thing?

Cruise Passengers Are Booking Earlier Than Ever. Is That a Good Thing?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise companies are finally seeing the booking behavior they desired as more passengers reserve their places earlier. But observers wonder if selling inventory too far in advance means cruise lines are leaving money on the table.

4 months ago

The Business of Loyalty: Carnival Cruise Line Wants to Win Over Customers Earlier

The Business of Loyalty: Carnival Cruise Line Wants to Win Over Customers Earlier

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise loyalty programs are different from airline and hotel offerings, but Carnival Cruise Line's approach can still be instructive — especially as it evolves.

6 months ago

Funding for Carnival in Brazil Under Pressure Due to Economic Crisis

Funding for Carnival in Brazil Under Pressure Due to Economic Crisis

Liliana Michelena, Associated Press

Tourism officials said Carnival in 2017 drew 1.1 million tourists and had an economic impact of $912 million. The quandary is whether Rio can afford to invest more funds into Carnival 2018 when the economic crisis is acute.

6 months ago

Travel Industry Leaders Say Overtourism Caused by Lack of Planning

Travel Industry Leaders Say Overtourism Caused by Lack of Planning

Dan Peltier, Skift

In many destinations, tourism profits are "found" money with no strings attached. That's great for short-term gains, and so very terrible for long-term thinking.

8 months ago

Cruise Lines See a Tourism Advantage in Cuba and Hope Trump Doesn’t Ruin It

Cruise Lines See a Tourism Advantage in Cuba and Hope Trump Doesn’t Ruin It

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Cruise lines have had plans for Cuba for years, and they're finally getting to try those out. There are two big unknowns now: Will cruise passengers be interested in the island for the long term, and will the powers in Washington make it easier or more difficult to visit?

9 months ago

What Cruise Lines Are Doing to Win a New Generation of Cruisers: 5 Podcast Takeaways

What Cruise Lines Are Doing to Win a New Generation of Cruisers: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Cruise marketers may already know to pursue millennials and families, but those two groups are incredibly diverse and warrant better targeting.

9 months ago

Skift Podcast: What Cruise Lines Are Doing to Win a New Generation of Cruisers

Skift Podcast: What Cruise Lines Are Doing to Win a New Generation of Cruisers

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Listen for insight into how cruise leaders are thinking about cultivating future customers.

9 months ago

The Short Life of Fathom Shows Cruisers Mostly Just Want to Cruise

The Short Life of Fathom Shows Cruisers Mostly Just Want to Cruise

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As Fathom prepares to enter its new chapter, the brand needs to clearly identify its mission and experience to connect with the right travelers. If "social impact" wasn't a clear enough description, will "participatory" do the job?

11 months ago