Articles tagged “cruise industry”

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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 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.

2 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.

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.

3 years ago

Concordia Captain Is Still Guilty of Manslaughter, Appeals Court Says

Concordia Captain Is Still Guilty of Manslaughter, Appeals Court Says

Associated Press

Costa Cruises should be glad once this criminal case is finally resolved, more than four years after the deadly shipwreck.

3 years ago

Royal Caribbean Became the World’s Largest Cruise Line and Pretty Much No One Noticed

Royal Caribbean Became the World’s Largest Cruise Line and Pretty Much No One Noticed

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Kudos to Royal Caribbean for focusing on product over bragging rights — but it would have been helpful to know about this development when it happened.

3 years ago

Carnival Extends Its Bet on the Fathom Brand With First Sailings for 2017

Carnival Extends Its Bet on the Fathom Brand With First Sailings for 2017

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As long as there is a hotel crunch in Cuba, Fathom will remain an incredibly attractive option for many potential visitors to the island.

3 years ago

Royal Caribbean Is Selling a Stake in its Spanish and French Cruise Brands

Royal Caribbean Is Selling a Stake in its Spanish and French Cruise Brands

Kiel Porter, Bloomberg

Pullmantur and Croisieres de France make up a sliver of Royal Caribbean's global business in a market that has been struggling. The new majority owner should be able to make the lines a priority.

3 years ago

Interview: Carnival President on Why ‘We Are America’s Cruise Line’

Interview: Carnival President on Why ‘We Are America’s Cruise Line’

Hannah Sampson, Skift

While many North American cruise lines have been ramping up their presence around the globe, Carnival has kept most of its focus on the U.S. That appears to be paying off for the brand.

3 years ago