Articles tagged “celebrity cruises”

Celebrity Cruises Reimagines Onboard Entertainment

Celebrity Cruises Reimagines Onboard Entertainment

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

Cruise lines have long attempted, with mixed results, to woo younger customers. Avante-garde shows may not do the trick on their own. But the effort to try new things is worthwhile.

3 weeks ago

Interview: Celebrity Cruises CEO on Getting the Edge in First Ship Design in a Decade

Interview: Celebrity Cruises CEO on Getting the Edge in First Ship Design in a Decade

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Celebrity Cruises had a lot of time to think about what it wanted on a new type of ship — 10 years, in fact, since the last class was designed. The line has added some concepts and features that we expect to see more of in the coming years.

7 months ago

Celebrity Bets Big on Outdoor Spaces for New Cruise Ship

Celebrity Bets Big on Outdoor Spaces for New Cruise Ship

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Cruise lines have been trying for years, with limited success, to appeal to younger travelers. Perhaps Celebrity Edge, which will be filled with technological goodies, finally will be the answer.

7 months ago

Expedia Trolled Trump on Inauguration Day With Anti-Wall TV Ad

Expedia Trolled Trump on Inauguration Day With Anti-Wall TV Ad

Dennis Schaal, Skift

A lot of public companies are actively wondering how they will counter an onslaught if they become a target of the new administration in Washington. It's therefore a fairly gutsy act when companies ranging from Expedia to Celebrity Cruises stick their proverbial necks out.

9 months ago

Celebrity Cruises Wades Into Political Waters With Its New Ad Campaign

Celebrity Cruises Wades Into Political Waters With Its New Ad Campaign

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Celebrity Cruises recognizes that fear is bad for travel — and doesn't seem worried about rocking the boat with a politically charged ad.

1 year ago

Sitka, Alaska Is Banking on More Cruise Ships in 2017

Sitka, Alaska Is Banking on More Cruise Ships in 2017

Shannon Haugland, Associated Press

It's great to see economic impact measured in bagels and bacon rather than T-shirts and bad jewelry.

1 year ago

Why Celebrity Cruises Turned to Airbnb for Its New CMO

Why Celebrity Cruises Turned to Airbnb for Its New CMO

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The CEO of Celebrity Cruises has said she wants the cruise line's marketing to stand out from the rest of the industry. Hiring an outsider — from Airbnb no less — shows how serious she was.

2 years ago

Celebrity Cruises Acquisition Shows Intense Demand for Galapagos Sailings

Celebrity Cruises Acquisition Shows Intense Demand for Galapagos Sailings

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Two ships that can hold a total of 64 passengers will make up a tiny sliver of Celebrity's capacity in the carefully controlled Galapagos Islands, but the cruise line is eager to offer a wider variety of vacation options there.

2 years ago

Cruise Lines Are in the Middle of a Branding Evolution

Cruise Lines Are in the Middle of a Branding Evolution

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines are all trying to differentiate themselves as the number of global passengers increases. Branding campaigns and ad blitzes are one way to get that word out, but operators also have to focus on delivering a top-notch experience.

2 years ago

Interview: Celebrity CEO on Avoiding the Sameness of Cruise Advertising

Interview: Celebrity CEO on Avoiding the Sameness of Cruise Advertising

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Celebrity Cruises tried to look different from other cruise lines in its new advertising; time will tell if that's enough to attract more customers.

2 years ago

Touchscreens Have Made Their Way to Cruise Ships

Touchscreens Have Made Their Way to Cruise Ships

Matt Hannafin, Skift

Can a touch screen and on-ship Wi-Fi make cruisers feel connected? We're skeptical.

3 years ago

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Sailings Disrupted for Second Time in 10 Days

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Sailings Disrupted for Second Time in 10 Days

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The Celebrity Millennium sailing on August 9 also was disrupted, that time with propulsion problems. Now, 10 days later, Celebrity sends passengers home because of unspecified mechanical issues. You'd think the cruise line would fix the ship's problems the first time around.

4 years ago