Articles tagged “carnival”

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?

1 month ago

Interview: CEO of CES 2017 on the Future of Connectivity

Interview: CEO of CES 2017 on the Future of Connectivity

Greg Oates, Skift

CES 2017 this month in Las Vegas marked the emergence of Artificial Intelligence-integrated connectivity and voice responsiveness into the mainstream, especially in terms of smart cars and smart homes. We will soon all be basically living and driving inside our mobile phones.

1 month ago

Cruise Companies Are Using Tech to Innovate Beyond Wi-Fi and Robots

Cruise Companies Are Using Tech to Innovate Beyond Wi-Fi and Robots

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines have been working on ways to improve guest-facing technology so passengers have a better experience on their trip. But it sounds like those efforts are moving to a new level this year — which should be good news for cruisers.

2 months ago

Carnival Corp. Beats Analysts Expectations in Q4

Carnival Corp. Beats Analysts Expectations in Q4

Associated Press

Carnival Corp. has succeeded in generating incremental demand from consumers so it is entering 2017 with the ability to offer higher cruise fares.

2 months ago

Carnival’s Princess Cruises Will Pay a Record $40 Million for Pollution and Cover-Up

Carnival’s Princess Cruises Will Pay a Record $40 Million for Pollution and Cover-Up

Susan Heavey, Reuters

Cruise lines talk a lot these days about their efforts to be more friendly to the environment. This criminal case involving Princess Cruises shows that lip service is meaningless without action.

3 months ago

Carnival Corp. Is Pulling the Plug on Its New Cruise Line Fathom

Carnival Corp. Is Pulling the Plug on Its New Cruise Line Fathom

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corp. tried something new with Fathom that just didn't catch on. But the cruise company was able to leverage the line to move into Cuba before its rivals, which is no small feat.

3 months ago

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Video: Fathom President Talks Travel and the Human Connection

Video: Fathom President Talks Travel and the Human Connection

SkiftX + Skift

In a world as uncertain as today, social impact travel movements are more necessary than ever. During Skift Global Forum 2016, Fathom President Tara Russell delved into the importance of creating experiences for travelers that center around the social interactions.

3 months ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Carnival CEO on Exceeding Expectations

Skift Backstage Podcast: Carnival CEO on Exceeding Expectations

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The CEO of the world's largest cruise ship company believes this is the "golden age of cruising." Listen in to see why.

3 months ago

Carnival Cruise Line Returns to Alabama After 5-Year Absence

Carnival Cruise Line Returns to Alabama After 5-Year Absence

John Sharp, Associated Press

Carnival Cruise Line had trouble raising pricing out of Mobile, Alabama five years ago so it left. The city has helped Carnival several times over the last few years during various crises but nothing's assured regarding whether the cruise line is actually back for the long term.

3 months ago

Travel CEOs Say U.S. Election Caused Them Heartburn Too

Travel CEOs Say U.S. Election Caused Them Heartburn Too

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

When the U.S. election (presumably) concludes on Tuesday, companies might be able to invest in travel with a little more certainty about their return on investment. Vacationers will likely be looking to take a break from the tense political climate in the U.S., as well.

4 months ago

Carnival Corp. CEO: We Are in the Golden Age of Cruising

Carnival Corp. CEO: We Are in the Golden Age of Cruising

Jason Clampet, Skift

The cruise industry's dominant message for 2016 and the next decade: Only the long view will win.

4 months ago

Video: Carnival Corp. CEO on Winning Over the Non-Cruisers

Video: Carnival Corp. CEO on Winning Over the Non-Cruisers

Jason Clampet, Skift

We were happy to begin this year's Forum with a conversation with Donald, and we're happy to argue (or agree) with him any time about the future of travel.

4 months ago