Articles tagged “clia”

Cruise Industry Trade Group Needs a New Leader Again

Cruise Industry Trade Group Needs a New Leader Again

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise industry is still growing fast, and the next leader of Cruise Lines International Association should be prepared to address the side effects of that growth. We'll be interested to see who ends up in the job, especially considering earlier difficulty in filling it.

4 months ago

Australians Are Cruising Like Locals — Close to Home

Australians Are Cruising Like Locals — Close to Home

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Australians have taken to cruising like ducks to water. With around 85 percent of bookings going through travel agents, this sector is providing a shot in the arm for travel retailers hit by falling margins in their bread-and-butter flights and hotels business.

10 months ago

New Cruise Ships Built to Dazzle Newcomers

New Cruise Ships Built to Dazzle Newcomers

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Most of the world's largest cruise lines have new tonnage to show off this year. To fill those ships, the industry needs to convince land-loving travelers to consider the sea instead.

10 months ago

The Cruise Industry Keeps Beating Its Own Expectations

The Cruise Industry Keeps Beating Its Own Expectations

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Higher-than-expected cruise passenger counts are good news for an industry that saw much slower growth just a few years ago. A lack of high-profile disasters has been helpful, and cruise lines are getting better at promoting themselves and expanding into new markets.

1 year ago

Cruise Passenger Numbers Are Expected to Top 25 Million Next Year

Cruise Passenger Numbers Are Expected to Top 25 Million Next Year

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise industry is generally very good at getting passengers to fill all their ships, especially new ones with the latest bells and whistles. Executives have also been trying to get those passengers to pay more for their trips, which is sometimes a struggle.

2 years ago

Cruise Industry’s Latest Sustainability Report Doesn’t Contain Data on Sustainability

Cruise Industry’s Latest Sustainability Report Doesn’t Contain Data on Sustainability

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

If you're going to release a report trying to show the strides your industry has made in sustainability, it helps to have concrete evidence to bear that out. Asserting that advanced technology, which has yet to even be installed, has solved the problem is misleading and damaging to the credibility of cruising at large.

2 years ago

The Cruise Industry Is Still Exploding in Asia But Prices Are Under Pressure

The Cruise Industry Is Still Exploding in Asia But Prices Are Under Pressure

Hannah Sampson, Skift

While the tone has changed this year in conversations about China — lower prices will do that — executives say they still believe in the market for the long term.

2 years ago

CEO Interview: How Cruising Has Prepared for Its Push Into Asia

CEO Interview: How Cruising Has Prepared for Its Push Into Asia

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cruising has quietly gotten its act together after regulators and public opinion turned against the industry a few years ago following several safety and health mishaps. Now, it's up to the industry's leaders to chart a course for the future.

2 years ago

Why Norwegian Cruise Line Is Spending $400 Million to Update Old Ships

Why Norwegian Cruise Line Is Spending $400 Million to Update Old Ships

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line is being strategic about deploying new ships to growing markets and bringing its aging fleet up to a better standard. But it still faces a challenge in communicating what exactly a Norwegian cruise experience is.

2 years ago

More People Took a Cruise Last Year Than the Cruise Industry Expected

More People Took a Cruise Last Year Than the Cruise Industry Expected

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Growth in Asia and Australia is fueling the better-than-expected cruise numbers, but industry leaders would like to see the largest market — North America — make more gains as well.

2 years ago

Cruising’s Top Execs on Moving Beyond the Megaships

Cruising’s Top Execs on Moving Beyond the Megaships

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Now that major cruise lines have updated their onboard product with all new bells and whistles, they're looking to revamp their land offerings to attract consumers who are the most hesitant to cruise.

2 years ago

Survey: Travel Agents Expect Cruise Business to Boom This Year

Survey: Travel Agents Expect Cruise Business to Boom This Year

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Agents said late last year they were expecting big growth in the Caribbean, but it remains to be seen if the recent spread of the Zika virus in the region will have an impact.

3 years ago