Articles tagged “cruise industry”

Tourism

Abu Dhabi Airport Is Expecting 1.5 Million Travelers Over 6 Weeks

The economic spinoffs of Qatar's World Cup will be felt all over the region that has been looking to diversify beyond the oil sector.

Abu Dhabi Airport Is Expecting 1.5 Million Travelers Over 6 Weeks

Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Confident It Can Ride Wave of Higher Pricing Through Any Downturn

Norwegian Cruise better be certain it has the guest experience to retain customers despite implementing record pricing amid shaky economic conditions.

Norwegian Cruise Confident It Can Ride Wave of Higher Pricing Through Any Downturn

Cruises

Royal Caribbean Saw a Strong Bookings Boost From Covid Protocols Dropping

Royal Caribbean is sailing off the boost from the relaxation of Covid protocols. Its executives says business has returned to normal. But that's not exactly right, since it won't ever be back to normal without one important market: China.

Royal Caribbean Saw a Strong Bookings Boost From Covid Protocols Dropping

Cruises

Carnival’s Relaxed Covid Rules Help Push Demand Above 2019 Levels

The focus on returning passengers and relaxation of Covid-19 rules have helped the cruise company's recovery. The next step (and more challenging one) is to win over first-time cruise passengers.

Carnival’s Relaxed Covid Rules Help Push Demand Above 2019 Levels

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Norwegian Cruise Will Drop Covid Test Requirement

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd will no longer require vaccinated travelers to take a Covid test before sailing on its cruises, effective September 3. Unvaccinated travelers will have to provide proof of a negative Antigen or PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to boarding. “The relaxation of protocols coupled with continued easing of…

Cruises

The Highest Paid Cruise Industry CEOs

Everybody in the cruise business suffered during Covid except CEOs, it seemed. As passengers canceled or got sick, and workers got laid off, executive compensation topped 1,000 times the median worker's pay. Including tips.

The Highest Paid Cruise Industry CEOs

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A&K Travel Group Acquires Crystal Cruises Ships

The A&K Travel Group — the company owned by Geoffrey Kent, CEO of tour operator Abercrombie and Kent, and industrial holding corporation Heritage — has acquired cruise ships Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony in addition to the Crystal Cruises brand. Both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony were acquired at an auction with the former ship…

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Norwegian Cruise Line Posts a $1 Billion First-Quarter Loss

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd has reported a net loss of $1 billion for the first quarter of this year, as the Omicron variant hit sailings. The Russia-Ukraine conflict also resulted in the cancellation or modification of 60 sailings, which included all voyages with calls to ports in Russia. However, the result is an improvement…

Cruises

Royal Caribbean Isn’t Worried About Inflation Even With a $1.2 Billion Loss

Royal Caribbean — like its rivals in the cruise industry — has had a brutal last two years. But it can finally see a light at the end of tunnel in large part because it fully believes that consumers aren't deterred by rising prices.

Royal Caribbean Isn’t Worried About Inflation Even With a $1.2 Billion Loss

Cruises

Carnival CEO Arnold Donald Is Stepping Down

Donald has had to deal with the biggest crisis ever to hit the cruise industry, and leaves the company in still-uncharted waters with an uncertain path to recovery.

Carnival CEO Arnold Donald Is Stepping Down