Emotion-Detecting Robots Are Coming to Cruise Ships in Europe

Cruise ships are full of crucial pieces of technology; Pepper the robot is not one of those. The humanoid, multilingual robot that will sail on two European brands is more of a marketing ploy than practical tool.

Costa Concordia to Be Towed Away From Wreck Spot Within 10 Days

Transportation events that we never thought we'd see in our day -- from a cruise ship sinking to plane disappearing -- have now happened, hopefully making the industry more aware of the risks and more vigilant in avoiding them.

The European Cruise Industry Has Weekending German Tourists to Thank

Getting between major port cities in Europe is as easy as getting between airports and train stations, making short breaks simple no matter the mode of transport.

Carnival Dispatches a Fourth Ship to Growing Chinese Cruise Market

It's interesting that social media has become such an important element of cruise lines' marketing efforts in China.

Setbacks Force Carnival Cruise Lines to Rethink How its Brands Do Business

Carnival is big enough that change will be hard. But if it wants to stay big, it's going to need to change anyway.

Measles Outbreak on Costa Pacifica Hits Ship’s Crew Members

With norovirus outbreaks hitting the cruise industry relatively hard in the beginning of 2014, Costa Cruises, still in recovery mode from the Costa Concordia crash, didn't need a suspected measles outbreak among crew on one of its ships. Neither did the passengers who, according to reports, have so far not come down with the virus.

Costa Concordia Captain Makes It Easy for Cruise Line Bosses to Throw Him Under the Bus

Costa would like nothing more than for Schettino to continue saying crazy things so that the accident is about him, not the cruise line.

Costa Concordia Captain Says Deaths Were Bad But It Was His Crew’s Fault

Not content with throwing cruisers overboard, the captain is now happy to throw his crew overboard with them.

Shipwrecked Costa Concordia Ship to Be Removed from Italian Coast by June

Costa says the salvage effort pumped $355 million into the Italian economy, but the shipwrecked eyesore also hurt Giglio's unique landscape and tourism sector.