Articles tagged “carnival”

Federal Judge Warns Carnival on Ocean Pollution: Promise Less, Act More

Federal Judge Warns Carnival on Ocean Pollution: Promise Less, Act More

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Carnival Corp. may now make a point of trumpeting its sustainability efforts, but it's worth remembering that it's on environmental probation for a reason.

2 weeks ago

Why the Cruise Industry Should Worry About ‘Cruise Shaming’

Why the Cruise Industry Should Worry About ‘Cruise Shaming’

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Just because it does not fly does not mean the cruise industry has no carbon footprint. Climate-conscious consumers are noticing that on newer mega-ships they will have a higher carbon footprint at sea than they would on land. Cruise shaming will come.

2 weeks ago

Travel’s Green Revolution Remains a Work in Progress

Travel’s Green Revolution Remains a Work in Progress

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

We're at the beginning of a period of long-term change toward more sustainable business practices from members of the global travel industry. Executives who take a proactive approach will be rewarded for not just being ahead of the curve but doing the right thing.

3 weeks ago

How Carnival Grapples With Cruise Overtourism and Sustainability

How Carnival Grapples With Cruise Overtourism and Sustainability

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A little bit of cognitive dissonance going on here​?​ ​Carnival CEO Arnold Donald ​talked up the cruise line's obligation to its customers while explaining away a $20 million penalty it paid with the U.S. government for secret illegal pollution.

4 weeks ago

Travel Advisors See Little Backlash From Carnival’s Pollution Fine

Travel Advisors See Little Backlash From Carnival’s Pollution Fine

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

There hasn’t been much backlash after Carnival Corp. copped a guilty plea and a $20 million fine for polluting the ocean, but some smaller cruise operators are pushing their green credentials in the hope of differentiating themselves.

2 months ago

Carnival Cruise Line’s Outreach to Travel Advisors Shores Up Rocky Relationship

Carnival Cruise Line’s Outreach to Travel Advisors Shores Up Rocky Relationship

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Carnival Cruise Line has not always had the best relationship with travel advisors, but it has taken steps to turn that around. Its new campaign to promote the value of advisors should be especially effective.

3 months ago

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.

4 months 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 months 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 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

6 months ago