Articles tagged “cruise industry”

Canada’s Large Cruise Ship Ban Extended Until Oct. 31

Canada’s Large Cruise Ship Ban Extended Until Oct. 31

Steve Scherer, Reuters

Fall foliage cruises through Canada are essentially a no-go this season due to the latest extension of a large cruise ship ban because of coronavirus.

3 months ago

Carnival Faces U.S. Congressional Investigation Into Its Coronavirus Response

Carnival Faces U.S. Congressional Investigation Into Its Coronavirus Response

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Carnival's recent loans gave it about six months of breathing room to survive without almost no bookings. It needs to act decisively if it wants to restore public confidence in time to avoid an even larger crisis.

3 months ago

Why Lawmakers Are So Uneasy About Giving the Cruise Industry a Bailout

Why Lawmakers Are So Uneasy About Giving the Cruise Industry a Bailout

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Corporate bailouts are never popular with the average voter. But bailing out the cruise industry — which goes out of its way to avoid paying U.S. federal taxes — is proving a particularly hard case to make as the travel industry appeals to Congress for help.

5 months ago

White House Will Hold Talks With U.S. Cruise and Airline Executives on Coronavirus Risk

White House Will Hold Talks With U.S. Cruise and Airline Executives on Coronavirus Risk

David Shepardson and David Holland, Reuters

Don't worry, U.S. airlines and cruise ship companies. Demand is dropping like a rock. But Mike Pence is on the case. What could go wrong?

5 months ago

Taiwanese Passengers Freed From Quarantined Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Taiwanese Passengers Freed From Quarantined Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Yimou Lee, Reuters

After a nightmarish two weeks in quarantine following the coronavirus outbreak, passengers are finally disembarking the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Japan. Hopefully the cruise industry has learned from this debacle. The question is not if something of this nature will happen again, but when.

6 months ago

Myanmar Looks for a Second Chance and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Myanmar Looks for a Second Chance and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams , Skift

This week in tourism news, after decades of isolation, Myanmar finally opened up to tourists, only to scare them off as it perpetrated genocide against its Rohingya minority. Today, Myanmar has real potential to become a thriving destination again, but only if it can overcome its tendency to enflame ethnic tension. Plus, cruise lines are investing in new experiences on private islands.

6 months ago

Cuba Is Attracting More Cruise Visits as Traditional Travel Gets Complicated

Cuba Is Attracting More Cruise Visits as Traditional Travel Gets Complicated

Hannah Sampson, Skift

While Americans lost some of the ability to explore Cuba on their own due to restrictions put in place by the Trump administration, cruise ships are offering organized trips approved by the U.S. government. That seems to be working out well for operators, who are eager to increase their presence in the destination.

2 years ago

3 Big Challenges Cruise Lines Still Have to Overcome in China

3 Big Challenges Cruise Lines Still Have to Overcome in China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

China has been full of ups and downs as the cruise industry has grown its presence in the market. Identifying the cause of the downs — and taking steps to manage the factors that can be controlled — should help operators find stability.

2 years ago

Norwegian Cruise CEO Is Getting Bigger Spenders On Board

Norwegian Cruise CEO Is Getting Bigger Spenders On Board

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise industry has long boasted of its value compared to land vacations. But Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is notably not emphasizing low prices. It is instead working to get passengers to spend more on tickets, shore excursions, and onboard extras.

2 years ago

Cruise Lines Escape Proposed Tax for Sailing in U.S. Waters

Cruise Lines Escape Proposed Tax for Sailing in U.S. Waters

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

U.S.-based cruise operators have been fighting lawmakers' tax proposals for years. Looks like they've won another round.

3 years ago

Maine Tourism Officials Want More Cruise Ships Even if Residents Don’t

Maine Tourism Officials Want More Cruise Ships Even if Residents Don’t

Associated Press

Cruise ships bring a lot of people into a destination — for better and for worse. We understand why states want to attract the dollars that ship visits can bring, but officials would be wise to consider and try to address residents' concerns about the impact of increased tourism.

3 years ago

Cruise Lines See Opportunities for Growth in China

Cruise Lines See Opportunities for Growth in China

Anand Krishnamoorthy, Adam Majendie, and Sam Nagarajan, Bloomberg

In addition to courting the next generation of cruisers here in the U.S., cruise companies are smartly looking to China's massive travel market, too.

3 years ago