Articles tagged “cruise lines”

U.S. Travel to Cuba Faces Tighter Restrictions on Non-Family Visits

U.S. Travel to Cuba Faces Tighter Restrictions on Non-Family Visits

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When the Trump administration took office in 2017, the popular wisdom was that it would eliminate U.S. travel to Cuba. The changes have turned out to be incremental, but now it appears that non-family travel to Cuba will be all but gone.

2 days ago

Wall Street Concerns Aren’t Keeping Cruise Lines From Ordering More Ships

Wall Street Concerns Aren’t Keeping Cruise Lines From Ordering More Ships

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines are confident that people will fill the ships they order, and shipbuilding yards are packed with business for years to come. Will Wall Street shake off its worries that demand won't keep up?

9 months ago

Twists and Turns in Travel Industry’s Approach to Cuba Since Obama’s Changes

Twists and Turns in Travel Industry’s Approach to Cuba Since Obama’s Changes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travel industry policies toward Cuba have not transitioned smoothly from Point A to Point B over the last three years, and the upcoming Trump administration fine print will likely change things anew.

2 years ago

Royal Caribbean Sees a China Slowdown But Other Markets Are Thriving

Royal Caribbean Sees a China Slowdown But Other Markets Are Thriving

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As cruise executives often say, having ships all over the world means some areas boom while others struggle. At the moment, China-Korea tensions are hurting Royal Caribbean's business in Asia, but other regions are strong.

2 years ago

Lindblad Expeditions CEO Reflects on Travel Entrepreneurship

Lindblad Expeditions CEO Reflects on Travel Entrepreneurship

Chris Taylor, Reuters

We've grown accustomed to small group trips to exotic locales. But it took the entrepreneurial mind of Sven Lindblad to popularize the sector over three decades. Here, he shares his lessons learned.

2 years ago

Skift CMO Interviews: Princess Cruises on Creating Meaningful Travel Experiences

Skift CMO Interviews: Princess Cruises on Creating Meaningful Travel Experiences

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Princess Cruises is trying to offer passengers unique, one-of-a-kind experiences to infuse more meaning into their vacations.

3 years ago

Cruise Lines Are in the Middle of a Branding Evolution

Cruise Lines Are in the Middle of a Branding Evolution

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines are all trying to differentiate themselves as the number of global passengers increases. Branding campaigns and ad blitzes are one way to get that word out, but operators also have to focus on delivering a top-notch experience.

3 years ago

Carnival Is Trying Virtual Reality to Get New Cruisers on Board

Carnival Is Trying Virtual Reality to Get New Cruisers on Board

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corporation hopes that a virtual reality version of a cruise will be enough to make newcomers try the real thing.

3 years ago

Crystal Cruises Wants to Dominate Luxury Travel On, Under, and Above the Water

Crystal Cruises Wants to Dominate Luxury Travel On, Under, and Above the Water

Charles Runnette , Bloomberg

Crystal Cruises has giant ambitions and owners with deep pockets. We'll be watching to see if the fans who loved the cruise line when it had just two ships embrace its expanded offerings in the next few years.

3 years ago

Fathom Is Still Trying to Explain the Meaning of a Social Impact Cruise

Fathom Is Still Trying to Explain the Meaning of a Social Impact Cruise

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Fathom is drumming up good press for the cruise industry, but will enough people really pay a premium to devote their vacation to volunteering? Probably not at first.

3 years ago