Articles tagged “cruise”

NCL Boss Predicts New Cuba Rules Are Good for Cruise Lines

NCL Boss Predicts New Cuba Rules Are Good for Cruise Lines

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Could cruise lines actually benefit from stricter regulations on American travel to Cuba? Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio thinks so — and with even more cruises scheduled to the island next year, he'll find out if he's right.

1 week ago

Venice Decides to Re-Route Big Cruise Ships to Blunt Environmental Impact

Venice Decides to Re-Route Big Cruise Ships to Blunt Environmental Impact

Associated Press

Critics say that even this step to block big cruise ships from sailing past St. Mark's Square in Venice doesn't adequately address the pollution issue since the vessels would still enter the Venice lagoon. This is yet another example of destinations coming to grip with overtourism issues without finding easy answers.

1 week ago

China Wants Cruising to Grow But Also Wants More Control

China Wants Cruising to Grow But Also Wants More Control

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

Cruise executives have said they are optimistic about the future of cruising in China in part because the government has made the growth of the industry there a priority. Are those priorities evolving?

1 month ago

Croatia Wants to Lure Bigger Spenders to Help Curb Overtourism

Croatia Wants to Lure Bigger Spenders to Help Curb Overtourism

Jasmina Kuzmanovic, Bloomberg

More destinations are realizing that while it's nice to see plenty of tourists enjoying the sites, their bottom lines really boil down to how much those people are spending rather than how many are hitting the streets.

3 months ago

UK Cruise Agency Buys German Rival to Create ‘European Leader’

UK Cruise Agency Buys German Rival to Create ‘European Leader’

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Cruise.co's mix of reviews and vacations has helped fuel its rise. Its private equity owners obviously want it to get even bigger and to do so it needs to buy up the competition.

4 months ago

Cuba Travel FAQ: What Trump’s Policy Changes Really Mean

Cuba Travel FAQ: What Trump’s Policy Changes Really Mean

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Here's the lowdown in a FAQ on what the new U.S. policy toward Cuba means for travel companies and travelers alike.

5 months ago

Royal Caribbean Had the Most Highly Compensated Cruise CEO of 2016

Royal Caribbean Had the Most Highly Compensated Cruise CEO of 2016

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Passengers may not care much what executives at cruise companies earn, but it's instructive to realize what goals those CEOs are driven to reach.

5 months ago

The Cruise Industry Keeps Beating Its Own Expectations

The Cruise Industry Keeps Beating Its Own Expectations

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Higher-than-expected cruise passenger counts are good news for an industry that saw much slower growth just a few years ago. A lack of high-profile disasters has been helpful, and cruise lines are getting better at promoting themselves and expanding into new markets.

6 months 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.

6 months ago

Travel Startup Ideas Guaranteed to Be Unicorns — Or Maybe Not

Travel Startup Ideas Guaranteed to Be Unicorns — Or Maybe Not

Deanna Ting, Skift

Who says you can't dream big — or small? Just don't ask us to pitch on Shark Tank, please. Also, this is why we're writers and not entrepreneurs.

7 months ago

What Cruise Lines Are Doing to Win a New Generation of Cruisers: 5 Podcast Takeaways

What Cruise Lines Are Doing to Win a New Generation of Cruisers: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Cruise marketers may already know to pursue millennials and families, but those two groups are incredibly diverse and warrant better targeting.

8 months ago

UK Cruise and Tour Firm All Leisure Group Collapses

UK Cruise and Tour Firm All Leisure Group Collapses

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Since the heady days of a stock market floatation in 2007, there has not been much to shout about for All Leisure Group. Like a number of other travel companies, it has not been able to cope with the level of geopolitical upheaval in key destinations. It is unlikely to be the only big travel casualty of 2017.

11 months ago