Articles tagged “cruise industry”

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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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 years ago

New MSC Cruises Order Means More Megaships Are Coming

New MSC Cruises Order Means More Megaships Are Coming

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The news from MSC Cruises shows that cruise lines aren't shrinking their ambitions — or the size of ship orders — as they plan far into the future.

4 years ago

Why Celebrity Cruises Turned to Airbnb for Its New CMO

Why Celebrity Cruises Turned to Airbnb for Its New CMO

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The CEO of Celebrity Cruises has said she wants the cruise line's marketing to stand out from the rest of the industry. Hiring an outsider — from Airbnb no less — shows how serious she was.

4 years ago

No One in the Cruise Industry Is Losing Sleep Over Zika

No One in the Cruise Industry Is Losing Sleep Over Zika

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise passengers — who are, on average, 49 years old in North America — don't seem to be panicking over the mosquito-borne illness that appears to pose the biggest threat to pregnant women.

4 years ago

Celebrity Cruises Acquisition Shows Intense Demand for Galapagos Sailings

Celebrity Cruises Acquisition Shows Intense Demand for Galapagos Sailings

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Two ships that can hold a total of 64 passengers will make up a tiny sliver of Celebrity's capacity in the carefully controlled Galapagos Islands, but the cruise line is eager to offer a wider variety of vacation options there.

4 years ago