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Articles tagged “cruise”

Alaska Attracts More Than 1 Million Cruise Passengers But Marketing Woes on Horizon

Alaska Attracts More Than 1 Million Cruise Passengers But Marketing Woes on Horizon

Associated Press

With state coffers in a pinch because of Alaska's economic downturn, the Alaska Travel Industry Association is trying to supplement governmental funding with an increase in private monies. Without marketing dollars, it would be a shame to see the cruise momentum fall flat.

1 month ago

How Cunard Is Trying to Keep Old-World Cruising Relevant

How Cunard Is Trying to Keep Old-World Cruising Relevant

Hannah Sampson, Skift

In an industry full of young brands, Cunard Line emphasizes its history to stand apart. But keeping the needs of modern travelers in mind is important too.

4 months ago

How Royal Caribbean Wants to Make Smart Ships Smarter

How Royal Caribbean Wants to Make Smart Ships Smarter

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines have used technology to create experiences on ships that wow guests, but Royal Caribbean's new CIO makes a good point: Tech should also continue to evolve to make the cruise experience easier to navigate for passengers.

5 months ago

Windstar Cruises Hires New Exec From Seabourn in Bid for Expansion

Windstar Cruises Hires New Exec From Seabourn in Bid for Expansion

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Windstar Cruises needs to connect with travelers who will appreciate its upscale, relaxed small-ship experience; hiring a president with significant sales and marketing experience should help it get that message out.

5 months ago

Fathom Hopes Religious Groups Will Help its Volunteer-Based Cruise Business Survive

Fathom Hopes Religious Groups Will Help its Volunteer-Based Cruise Business Survive

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Fathom has a dual mission: social impact work in one destination, the Dominican Republic, and cultural enrichment in another, Cuba. Consumers may have a hard time understanding what the cruise line is all about.

5 months ago

Carnival CEO Says Brexit Vote Could Give UK Cruise Lines an Edge

Carnival CEO Says Brexit Vote Could Give UK Cruise Lines an Edge

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corporation pulled off a surprisingly good quarter despite global uncertainty, though capacity growth in China seems to be worrying some on Wall Street.

5 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Bringing Robot Bartenders and Virtual Skydiving to More Cruise Passengers in Asia

Royal Caribbean Is Bringing Robot Bartenders and Virtual Skydiving to More Cruise Passengers in Asia

Daryl Loo and Melissa Cheok, Bloomberg

Royal Caribbean was a market leader in sending new capacity to China, and continues to up the ante by sending a second brand new ship.

6 months ago

Mediterranean Cruises a Tough Sell for Americans Because of Terror Attacks

Mediterranean Cruises a Tough Sell for Americans Because of Terror Attacks

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We wondered how the terror attacks in Europe would affect travel plans this summer. Now we're getting a glimpse of the impact, at least when it comes to Mediterranean cruises.

7 months ago

Carnival Says It Has Permission to Sail to Cuba With All Guests, Cubans Included

Carnival Says It Has Permission to Sail to Cuba With All Guests, Cubans Included

Hannah Sampson, Skift

This decision was down to the wire, but Carnival won in the end.

8 months ago

Cruise Lines Are Lining up for Cuba, But the Government’s No-Cubans Rule Is Making Waves

Cruise Lines Are Lining up for Cuba, But the Government’s No-Cubans Rule Is Making Waves

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Carnival gets to be the first cruise company to sail from the U.S. to Cuba in decades — but it also has to be the first to navigate some tricky territory. Even if Cuba's government eventually allows those who were born in Cuba to cruise to the island, this will sour some potential customers on the idea.

8 months ago

Carnival Corp. Brands Look to Reality TV and Game Shows for Publicity

Carnival Corp. Brands Look to Reality TV and Game Shows for Publicity

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise operators say one of their biggest challenges is raising awareness of cruising as a vacation option. Getting their product in front of new audiences is a start.

8 months ago

Skift CMO Interviews: How Lindblad Expeditions Reaches a Niche Audience

Skift CMO Interviews: How Lindblad Expeditions Reaches a Niche Audience

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Lindblad Expeditions is trying to reach affluent, active travelers with plenty of time to spend exploring as the company embarks on a five-year growth plan.

8 months ago